Fun Finger Food

Fun Finger Food

Nature games and activities atthe treehouse

By Brenda Hyde

These snacks are perfect for making when you arelearning about the birds in your backyard and yourstate. Make these "Bird Snacks" with your kids for lunch or snack time!


Spread cream cheese on rice cakes. Use raisins, sunflowerseeds, crushed nuts, and chocolate sprinkles to push into thecake so it looks a little like a "suet cake" that the birds enjoy.

You can also soften cream cheese with a little milk and forminto balls, then slightly flatten with your hand to form a cake.Press the cake into any of the above items that have beenplaced on a plate, then serve on crackers.


In a large bowl mix together sunflower seeds (the shelledvariety for people), peanuts, mini chocolate chips, andraisins. Depending on how much you want to makeyou can use 1 cup each or equal amounts more or less.Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.  Meanwhilebuy and wash an inexpensive plastic bird feeder-makingsure it's completely dry. Serve your "kid feed" in the birdfeeder for a memorable snack time! Be sure to take pictures,so each child has one to glue in their Nature Notebook.

Birdfeeding Resources

-Backyard Bird Supplies
    -Birdbath Cleaner                                
-The Bird Shed
-Books onBirds!


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