As part of our #OutdoorsAll4 series, repurpose an orange to use as a bird feeder, enjoying the brilliant splash of color and marvelous summery scent it adds to whatever you winter landscape.
Prepare the oranges:
Engage kids to the extent they are able to help:
To kick this off, wonder together how the birds around your home are doing. What do they need and want? Once you are ready to help them, take out an orange and ask, “What is this?” Kids may, naturally answer, “an orange.” But you can say, Nope. Today, it’s a bird feeder! Should we find out how...and your off to the races.
Note: The construction of this particular feeder can be a bit challenging because it requires some precision and hand-eye coordination. Talk about what is satisfying and what is challenging as you work your way through the design process. Once the feeder is up, enjoy observing both the feeder and the creatures who flock to it hour to hour and day to day.