This is a great no-prep activity that you can pull out of your hat whenever you need it and it will keep your kids entertained while being pretty hands-off for you, so you could make dinner or go to the bathroom by yourself. The kids have been checking the feeders every day when we come home from school to see if birds have come for the cheerios. One day, we checked and realized that an entire bird feeder was gone so they decided that a really big bird had come and taken the cheerios for her family.
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- Cheerios (or any other close-shaped cereal)
- Pipe cleaners (these came in our craft supplies jar) - Smile Link
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Shape pipe cleaners and twist the end so cheerios don’t fall off
Thread cheerios onto pipe cleaners
Hang bird feeders on trees or bushes