Make Homemade Bird Food

18 Sep

We had so much fun making homemade bird food this week.


We have been trying to squeeze in some last-minute summer fun before Fall is officially here.  (I guess we will try embracing fall next week.)  Eli has been absolutely fascinated with all of the geese flying south for the winter.  We spend a lot of time outdoors and every time they fly overhead he cries “geese, geese.”  So precious.  We have a suet feeder hanging in our backyard.  It has been great watching birds enjoy it year round.  I went to purchase some more suet the other day and our store is no longer selling it.  What to do?  Make our own bird food.  🙂   

This activity does make quite a mess if you let your little one stir but that's half the fun right? ( I recommend doing it outside.)


Homemade Bird Food:

  • 1 cup peanut butter melted
  • Add in: 1/2 c. cornmeal, 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. oats, 1/2 c. seeds or birdseed (I used sunflower seeds). 
  • Stir together. 



This makes an excellent scooping activity. Here Eli is using a measuring cup to scoop the bird food into an egg carton (I cut the top part off to make it easier).


We took our old suet container and placed our homemade bird food inside. I pressed it firmly with a spatula into the suet container. This recipe makes slightly more than the suet feeder can hold so we ended up filing up the egg carton and placing it along our fence under the trees.


This grin makes it all worth it. So thankful we were able to do this fun activity together.


If you are looking for a simpler bird feeding activity string Cheerios onto a string or pipe cleaner.  Then hang from a tree branch.  🙂 

What activities are you trying to squeeze in before the cold weather hits? 


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