Stomping in the Mud Play Group is a rich, natural outdoor play environment where children have the opportunity to play outside,
rain or shine ... a chance for preschoolers to 'live in the moment' while learning through play.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Taking Care Of The Birds.......

The ingredients -  tree cones, lard & bird seed

the fun begins

spread on the lard

roll cones in the bird seed

hang the bird feeders up

watching for the birds

bird seed molds

Recipe for bird seed molds
3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup water, 1 envelope unflavoured gelatin,
3 T. corn syrup ( I didn't add)
Mix together then add bird seed.
Spray molds with nonstick spray. Press seed mixture into molds.  Put straw all the way through, leave 2-3 hours. Remove straw, lay on wax paper, allow another 2-3 hours or overnight.  Hang in tree by twine through straw hole.

"In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence"  Robert Lynd


  1. What a great way to help the children help the birds - cold winters day and you're providing them a safe way to "snack".
    Did the little ones end up spotting any birds?
    Also..thanks for the recipe - I'm collecting things like that for my grandparenting days!

  2. Thanks for bringing a bird seed mold to kindergarten! The kids have it hanging in our classroom tree for when Paisley's bird, Rainbow, comes to visit again :)

  3. Thanks for the sharing the mold idea! I just bought bird seed over the weekend with plans to try the pine cone idea with my 2.5yo son. The bag of seed is BIG so we'll definitely try the molds too. :)

  4. We've done the pine cone idea with peanut better instead of lard and the birds LOVE it!