Create some tasty treats for the wildlife in your child’s own backyard.
Inspire your child’s interest in ornithology by mixing up a tasty treat to hang outside to attract feathered friends. During the winter, birds need to eat things with a higher fat content (suet and peanut butter) so they can stay warm. They also need grit (sand) to help with digestion. Add any amount of any of the other ingredients to make these appealing "tweets" for your neighborhood birds. Help your child follow the directions to below to make your tweet tweets.
Hang the treats outside, ideally in a place where it is easy to observe the birds.
Spend time observing the birds with your child. Research the birds in a book or on the Internet to find out more about them. Try hanging the tweets in different areas. Do the birds come in the morning? What happens when several birds show up at once? Do different birds come in the spring and the winter?