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Bird Watch Week w/ MRASP LFH Blog - 03

Welcome to Wednesday Mrasp-ers! Today on Zoom we have Veronica's Hangout, Drawing Games with Charlotte, Hut's Project Runway with Jen, and Get Active with Carra. Head over to the calendar to sign up!


In honor of Bird Watch Week Charlotte has made 5 Birdhouse kits that come with cut pieces of wood to build your own bird house. All you need in nail and a hammer! If you are interested in picling up one of these kits at Mason-Rice email Courtney- courtney@mrasp.org and we will put one out for you!


Today on the blog we have a recycled bird craft, DIY birdbaths for your backyard, a birdwarch checklist, and more! Let's get started . . .


Recycled Art Birdies

Crafted By Meg


Grade Level: All ages


Individual or multiple people: Either!


Materials:

  • Art that you want to repurpose (can be an old drawing, painting, picture, card, etc.)

  • Background paper-any color, size or shape

  • Glue stick

  • Googly eyes-if you don’t have them you can just draw your own eyes!

  • Black sharpie

  • Scissors


Location: At a table


Links and resources: https://www.hellomoonpie.com/blog/recyled-art-birdies


Further instructions or accommodations:

Collaging is fun and there are so many things you can make out of old art you have. Have a pretty old painting or drawing lying around? You can use that in your collage to add some cool colors. Be creative!


  • Start by flipping over the piece of art you’re repurposing and outlining the bird’s head/body. Also make sure to draw a tail triangle and two little wings!

  • Cut all your pieces out

  • Glue the body of the bird onto your background paper and using your sharpie draw the bird’s legs, feet, and nose. Also draw with your sharpie the telephone line your birdie is sitting on.

  • Now assemble the birdie-glue on the tail, the wings, and eyes. Feel free to decorate the rest of the paper as you please! You can get creative and add more birds, the sun, or clouds.



DIY Birdbath

By Courtney


Birds like bathing in shallow water, and you can make the perfect bath for them using an upturned garbage can lid!


Grade Level: All ages


Individual or multiple people: Either!


Materials:

Garbage can lid (or shallow dish/container)

Pebbles

Water

Terra cotta flower pot (optional)


Location: Outside


Directions:

Flip your garbage can lid so that you can fill it.

Fill the lid with a layer of pebbles so that it's weighted down and will stay put.

Set the garbage can lid on top of a stump in your yard or on top of a terracotta flower pot. Fill the lid with water, and wait for all those birdies!


Scout out a good spot to put your birdbath before you get started! Near a bush, in the garden, or in a shady spot are all great choices!





Backyard Birds- Bird Watching Checklist

By Charlotte


You can download and print or use this checklist right from your computer!

What birds do you see in your yard and neighborhood?




Banana Berry Smoothie

Cooked Up By Paul


Grade Level: All

Individual or multiple people: Either (with adult supervision)


Location: Kitchen


Links and resources: https://kidgredients.com.au/banana-berry-smoothie-perfect-for-making-with-kids/


As always make sure to check the ingredients for any allergies


Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana

  • ⅔ cup frozen mixed berries

  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

  • ⅓ cup greek yogurt

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 2 teaspoons honey


Directions:

  1. Slice the banana

  2. Measure out all of your ingredients and put them into a blender

  3. Blend until thick and creamy

  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!




Get out and enjoy the SUN, and watch some birds, TODAY! We'll be back here tomorrow with more meetups, recipes, and FUN.

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