Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®.
The weather in Colorado so far in March has been so deceiving, it feels like spring is here already. The last two weekends we have been blessed with 60 and 70 degree weather - so not normal this time of the year - but we are loving it. Both of the kids have found a love of riding bikes and they are doing awesome. Because we are so used to the weather here in Colorado, we are bracing ourselves for a giant spring snow storm in exchange for these Saturday and Sunday afternoons of heading to the park on our bikes.
On one of our many bike trips to the park, Teagan found some pine cones and decided she needed to keep them. She stashed all those pine cones in her bike bag and brought them home and unloaded them. Teagan started playing with them and I mentioned that we could feed the birds with the pine cones if she wanted. She was so intrigued and excited to see what I meant by that.
I decided to make one more trip to the park to find a few more big pine cones for us to use, the kids did not complain. Off we went in the 70 degree weather, enjoying the early spring weather and sun!
Jude got into this project too. He was ready to find a way to feed the birds this spring. He was also smart enough to figure out that if the spring weather turns back into normal cold Colorado March weather these Pine Cone Bird Feeders would help those creatures stay fed. Such an empathetic and smart boy!
The Pine Cone Bird Feeders are so easy to make and a great teachable moment for all ages. It was a perfect way to enjoy some Springtime family fun in the beautiful weather.
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Creamy Peanut Butter
Spoon and knife
1. The first step is finding some pine cones to use for the bird feeders.
2. Using about a 2 foot piece of twine, tie 3 to 4 pine cones in a line.
3. Fill a paper plate full of bird seed.
4. Carefully spread a layer of peanut butter on each of the pine cones.
5. Spoon on a layer of bird seed covering the peanut butter on each pine cone.
6. Hang the string of pine cones in a tree with branches that the birds can sit on and eat the seed.
I love having these pudding cups on hand for fun times like this. Snack Pack® pudding cups are the perfect treat anytime because they are easy for the kids to enjoy with out too much mess and super easy to clean up too. It was a perfect way to end our springtime crafting outside.
I cannot wait to see their faces when they see that some of the bird seed has been eaten. They will be so proud! Such a simple activity that has brought so much joy to our whole family! Not to mention, days like this filled with fun, warm weather and family totally has me ready for summer!!
This Spring, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack.
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* All Snack Pack® products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack Gels.
How will you be welcoming Spring with your kids and Snack Pack®?