Make a bird feeder!
Kids love birds and will enjoy making this simple bird feeder.
First you need a clean empty plastic milk jug.
Cut out a square opposite the handle, making sure to leave a couple of inches at the bottom to hold the bird seed.
Tie a string around the neck of the jug to hang it.
If you’d like, you can decorate the outside of the bird feeder with paints or markers.
Add birdseed and hang the feeder in a place where you and your child can enjoy watching the birds eat.
You may want to go to the local library and check out a book on birds so you and your child can identify the birds that come to eat.
Become food artists!
You and your child can get creative using food such as cut up carrots, celery, or other fruits and vegetables. Just cut up some colorful food items, and arrange them into pictures. Make a clown, a train, even a house. Use other items like crackers, olives, cheese, and pretzels. Then, eat your art!
Everyone loves bubbles no matter what the age. You can make your own bubble solution by adding one part dishwashing liquid with ten parts water. The secret to good bubble solution is to add a little glycerin or corn syrup. This makes the bubbles hold together longer. You can also use almost any open ended object to create the bubbles; plastic rings from can six packs, a plastic tube, or form a ring from wire (just make sure there are no sharp edges).
Not in the woods, in your living room! Kids love making tents from blankets or sheets. You can pretend you are camping in the forest or at the lake. Make sure to have a flashlight and sleeping bags to a real camping experience.
On a day when the weather is nice and there are clouds in the sky, you and your child can lie on a blanket and watch the clouds. As the shapes change, tell each other what they look like. It can get pretty silly…I see a dog with a hat, or that’s a hippo jumping rope!