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Pumpkin Bird Feeder

After we finished our Pumpkin Shaving Cream Art, we had some bisected mini gourds we did not want to waste.  So, we turned them into bird feeders.

First, I took the gourd I had cut in half length-wise and cut two holes at the top of the gourd.

Then, the children threaded the yarn through the holes.

We filled them with nut butter (you can use sunflower if you have peanut allergies), bird seed, and raisins.

Then we hung the gourds from the bird feeder and waited for our friends to visit!

Educational Connections

  • Ecology: Which animals migrate and which stay in your area for the winter? How do the animals who stay survive during the winter? Make a list of animals that hibernate, store food, or continue to scavenge or hunt during the winter.
  • Ecology: What can you do with left-over organic material besides throwing it in the trash?
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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), All Ages, Ecology, Fall, Featured · Tags: ,

3 Responses to "Pumpkin Bird Feeder"

  1. […] Ellen from Confessions of an Overworked Mom says, “When you’re done with your jack-o-lantern this Halloween, don’t toss it. Set it out near the edge of the woods so that chipmunks, squirrels and birds can use it for food this winter. They’ll appreciate your help.” You can see how we turned mini gourds into bird feeders. […]

  2. […] Art class is on hiatus this week, but thanks to some great tutorials I found on Pinterest, we made no-mess finger paint fall leaves & a pumpkin bird feeder. […]