This corn cob squirrel feeder is an easy animal activity for kids of all ages. It's also a fun way to make friends with bushy-tailed squirrels, one kernel at a time!
While working on this activity together, let kids know it's not good to feed wild animals your favorite human foods. Sugary choices like cookies or candy can rot the teeth of wild creatures. And that's bad, because they rely on those teeth for the rest of their lives.
For squirrels, nuts are an obvious alternative to candy or cookies. But so is another of our favorite foods -- good old-fashioned corn. Squirrels love corn, and most feed and gardening stores keep dried corn cobs in stock just for those furry friends. So why not try it yourself?
What You'll Need:
- Dried corn on the cob (from animal feed or gardening stores)
- Sturdy string
- Tree branches
- Stepping stool
How to Make a Corn Cob Squirrel Feeder:Step 1: Buy a bag of corn and securely tie it to the lower branches of a tree.Step 2: Now sit back and watch these cute climbing rodents feast on the fun. You'll be glad you gave them real eats instead of treats.
Ready for an adventure? Take your kids on an observational marsh watch in the next section.