Here’s a kids camping activity that is fun for kids of all ages, is easy to do and will attract nearby squirrels and a variety of birds.
There are only 4 items needed…
- Pine Cones- Find them! That can be an activity in itself.
- Peanut Butter- Any will work, but unsalted is probably better…we don’t need a bunch of squirrels with high blood pressure running around.
- Bird Seed- We used a “Wild Bird Feed Basic Blend”
- String- We used a brown Raffia like string that would decompose quickly once the pine cones were picked clean.
We covered some pine cones that we hung and some that we did not…
It does not take long to make these, but the good news is, it also does not take long for the birds to find them. These can get a little messy, but your camping right? The mess that is created to make these really pays off when the birds and squirrels find them. For a 15-20 minute project, you can get hours of critter watching enjoyment.
Here’s a tip. Pack a bird guide book and help your kids identify some of the birds you see. They will enjoy looking at the illustrations or photos and you may learn to identify some new birds as well.