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Bird-Watching Activities for Kids


Animal Treats in a Tree Activity

This activity will leave your neighborhood animals appreciating your creativity and your generosity. Follow the instructions in this Animal Treats in a Tree Activity to give local animals a well-deserved treat!

What You'll Need:

  • Tree
  • Animal treats
  • Rake

This activity is fun to do in winter time, but you can do it any time. Pick a tree in a somewhat secluded spot. In the afternoon, decorate the tree with edible treats for animals.

You could use fruit (pieces of apple, pear, or banana; grapes), nuts, bread smeared with peanut butter, vegetables, chunks of cheese, or anything else you think animals would enjoy.

After you've finished, rake the ground around the tree until it is smooth.

Come back the next morning to see what treats were eaten and what tracks were left.

If you can find an adult who will come with you, you can visit your tree at night and see the animals that come there.

To find out how you can stay as warm as a bird in winter, continue on to the next project.

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