Friday: Play!—Feed the Birds
Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul’s
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she call,
“Come, buy my bags full of crumbs;
Come feed the little birds,
Show them you care
And you’ll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds,” that’s what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies
Sorry I could not help myself Now we did not do this because of Mary Poppins but because I was trying to think of a wintertime nature activity to do with the girls.
I went to elementary school in Edgewood Maryland at Deerfield Elementary School. What I remember most vividly is every year before our holiday break we would start to prepare pine cones covered with goodies for the birds to hang on the large pine trees outside our class windows. The big fire engine would come and some lucky children were chosen to help hang their pine cones at the very top of the tree with help from the fireman.
I decided to reminisce and make them with my daughters. When I told Abby that their might be some little birdies outside that were having a hard time finding food she almost started to cry. We simply took a container of almost gone peanut butter, added in some seeds and nuts and it spread it on the pine cone. We hung it on the trees in our front yard along with some orange slices placed on the branches.
The girls (well excuse me my two PRINCESSES) liked eating it too