Easy Science Activities for Kids

Bird Feeding Station

Bird feeding station
Bird feeding station
©2007, Publications International, Ltd.

Turn a plastic bottle into something useful -- a bird feeding station where your kids' feathered friends can feast. Add this to your list of easy science activities for kids as one that shows a positive purpose for recycling. You'll need to help the kids with cutting the bottle.

What You'll Need:

  • Plastic 2-liter bottle (without a base cap)
  • Blunt scissors
  • Nail
  • 12-inch wood dowel
  • Strong cord
  • Birdseed

Step 1: Soak the bottle in warm water to remove the label.

Step 2: Make sure an adult helps use a nail to carefully poke a hole in each side of the plastic bottle near the bottom for the perch. The holes need to be large enough to fit the dowel.

Step 3: Make a U-shaped cut 2 inches above the perch hole on each side of the bottle. Bend each cut area outward like a little awning.

Step 4: Punch two holes just under the top rim of the bottle for the hanger.

Step 5: Thread a piece of strong cord through the top holes to hang the feeder.

Step 6: Insert the dowel through the perch holes.

Step 7: Fill the feeder with birdseed, and put the cap back on the bottle.

Step 8: Hang the bird feeder outside, and watch the birds eat.

Beep! Beep! Oh, no, it's a toy car traffic jam! Go to the next page to see how you can get everything under control with your own traffic signs.

For more science activities and other fun activities and crafts, check out: