Kids will love this easy coconut bird feeder kindness craft activity. It is so simple and kids will love being able to feed the birds and practice their happiness skill of kindness. If you don’t have a coconut don’t worry as we have also done this activity with pine cones, so keep reading and we will share some other bird feeder ideas with you!
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How to get your coconut ready?
Once we found the perfect coconut, we drilled a small hole in it and drained the coconut water out (which is delicious). Then we simply smashed it on the ground and it cracked in two. I’m sure there are more sensible ways to open a coconut, but this was the most fun way!
Ready to Make your Coconut Bird Feeder?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A Coconut
- Three bulldog clips
- Bird Seed
And a nice spot to hang it from out of the way of cats! Our cat is very fat, but the neighbours is a bit more spritely so we made sure it was nice and high!
Why kids should be kind?
The good feelings that we experience when being kind are produced by endorphins. They activate areas of the brain that are associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust. These feelings of joyfulness are proven to be contagious, encouraging more kind behavior. Kindness can help us form connections with others, which are reported to be a strong factor in increasing happiness.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Ideas!
As I mentioned earlier we have also done this activity with pine cones. You can use coconut oil or peanut butter and bird seed. Firstly make a mix of bird seed and coconut oil and then spoon it into the the pine cone. If you are using peanut butter, we rolled the pine cone in peanut butter first and then rolled it in seeds. Finally hang it up in a tree.
I hope you enjoy this easy coconut bird feeder together with your kids, we really did love it and will definitely be feeding the birds again! take care Emma x