Feeding the birds is a popular activity that toddlers enjoy. This activity will help them to connect with and care for nature. This type of bird feeder is suitable for children with allergies, and an alternative to the traditional peanut butter and pinecone feeder.
Before You Start: Cut each piece of fruit in half. Using a large metal spoon, loosen the contents of each half of fruit. Put the birdseed into a bowl. Save one piece of fruit of each kind for the toddler to investigate.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Show the toddler the fruit. Let her hold each kind, look at it, smell it, and taste it.
Step 2. Show her the fruit cut in half.
Step 3. Give her a spoon and encourage her to scoop out the contents of the fruit.
Step 4. After the fruit has been cleaned out, give the toddler a scoop. Encourage her to scoop the birdseed out of the bowl and to fill the fruit with the seed.
Step 5. Put the fruit halves on a windowsill and watch for birds.
Furthermore: Take photographs of the birds that eat from the fruit. Make a bird-watching book. Encourage the toddler to draw a picture of the bird (keep in mind most toddlers are in the scribbling stage of fine motor development).
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