For the Birds

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In this activity, learners will explore nature by creating food for birds. Learners will develop fine motor skills and engage in nature observation through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity. This activity requires seeds and bird feed.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Unflavored gelatin mix (1 packet)
  • Bird seed (3/4 cup)
  • Plastic eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • Measuring cups
  • Twine, string, or ribbon


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
    • Ecology
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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