Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feed All the Little Birds

Hello, I wanted to let you know that over at BabyCenter I just reviewed The Siblings' Busy Book, including a really insightful interview with the authors and a giveaway that you can sign up for through Sunday. It's a neat book with 200 ideas for things siblings of different ages can do together, sharing materials, helping each other, learning together and bonding.

Sabrina, CC and I made good use of the book as I tried the various activities in preparation for writing the review. One of our favorite activities was Feed All the Little Birds, which involved making bird feeders out of pipe cleaners and round cereal like Cherrios or Fruit Loops.

It never would have occurred to me to involve CC in such an activity, but except for snacking on Cherrios, this was a crafty hit with her as much as it was with Sabrina. For me it was just sweet to watch CC be so excited to finally be part of a “real” project and Sabrina help her and encourage her.

Sabrina made circles out of the pipe cleaners and looped them together. After we hung the feeder Sabrina pointed out to CC the birds that enjoyed the snacks. Children’s cooperation at its best!


Estee said...

Hi! I found your blog on the Crafty Crow this morning. :) I just wanted to say thanks for such a great idea! I am going to make these as soon as I can pick up a box of Cheerios! :) Have a great day!

Randi said...

Thanks for the idea ... we made some today. Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog.

dongdong said...

Me too. I found your blog through Crafty Crow. But what a wonderful idea. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

Katy said...

Oh, what a fun idea! I have been trying to find a fun craft for my youngest to participate in too! :)

Renee said...

I am defintely making these with my daycare kids. Easy and fun.

Lisha said...

Came from The Crafty Crow. This is such a great activity for me to do with my girls during the day. Thank you for sharing!