Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Ring the Bells Activity

Domestic house cats on the prowl instinctively hunt birds, and even though it's a part of nature, they are responsible for the decline of many American songbirds. You can help even the odds with this Ring the Bells Activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Large jingle bells
  • String
  • Safe scissors
  • Ladder

Go to your local craft store and buy the kind of jingle bells you might use during the holiday season. With adult help, tie the bells (on strings) to the lower branches of your songbirds' favorite roost.


When cats climb or jump to the lower branches, the birds will have a little extra warning -- and time to escape.

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