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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cheerio Bird Feeders

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We decided to try this idea I saw over at Preschool Playbook. So simple and so useful! You could use it during B week for birds, C week for Cheerios or O week for circle shapes (it’s also winter by the time we make it to O week and the birds are hungrier!)

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  1. Let the kids each choose their favorite pipe cleaner color. I found these fun stripy ones at Joann for $0.99.
  2. Loop and twist the end (keeps the cheerios from sliding off)
  3. Let the kids thread Cheerios (or other O-shaped cereal) on the pipe cleaner.
  4. Loop and twist the other end.
  5. Hang on a branch outside!

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13 comments:

  1. This is a great project to do with your kids! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.

    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

    I also write a literacy blog you might be interested in.

    lovelaughterandliteracy.blogspot.com

    Your blog is great. The Followers button seems to be missing in Blogger right now. I'll be back to follow you!

    Becca

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  2. What a FABulous little idea!!! I would never have come up with that one, but I'm sure the kids would love it!!! Thanks for sharing this at For the Kids Friday! I've just passed it along to my Facebook friends. :)

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  3. This is great! Thanks. I'll be posting a link to your blog at some point, I have a preschooler and lots of friends with preschoolers. I can't wait to share!
    -Jess (at) OlyMomma (dot) blogspot

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  4. Perfect idea. We'll be making these this afternoon at my house. Thanks for sharing.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  5. What a great idea. I love it. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-board-link-party_12.html
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

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  6. WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Your post is featured tonight at Sun Scholars! Stop by to grab your A++ button, and share some more of your amazing ideas with us at For the Kids Fridays!

    http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this idea! Did you see the birds eating off it? We're doing this tomorrow! Thank you for the idea!

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  8. LOVE this project. Gotta get my granddaughter started on it asap. Can't wait to watch for the birds with her. :) Thanks.

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  9. Great idea!! We are going to make some this week.

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  10. Visiting from the Whatever Goes Wednesday link party! LOVE this idea - seems much simpler than the pinecones and peanut butter. Plus, we have a ton of cheerios that my son (for some reason) now won't eat. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. I just posted on this fun little activity and linked back to your blog here. I hope that you get some traffic from it. I love what you're doing here. - Jess (at) OlyMomma

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  12. I posted this activity on my blog today and linked back to you. Love your blog!

    Kelly
    herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com

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  13. The birds haven't touched our Cheerios. Sad! Did this seriously work for any of you? Maybe if it were dipped in pb and birdseed. Anyway, our 3 have remained untouched and have now shrunken in the sun and air, but the kids had a blast making them so, that's good! :) And we'll have fun doing a second/different craft together.

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I love your comments! Feel free to leave a link if you've done any of these activities with your kids. I'd love to visit your blog!

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