Montessori Bird Feeding Activity

Make a Montessori birdseed pouring activity for feeding the birds in your backyard, patio, or schoolyard! (This can be considered a Montessori Practical Life Care of the Environment, or a Zoology, activity.) Here's how we made ours!

This is a picture of our bag of "songbird seed" with a small cup to scoop birdseed with. (It lives in our kitchen next to the cat food and dog food bags.)

A few scoops of birdseed go into a lidded container, which sits in a small tray with handles. I add a small plastic syrup pourer for scooping out birdseed in the backyard, for the birds to eat.

Placing the tray of birdseed outside. Your child can scoop out the birdseed and feed the birds by pouring the birdseed around the fence, near some plants, or on top of emplty planters turned upside down. Here my son is pouring out the birdseed on our fence.

This is our dog Misty. She wanted me to take a picture of her, too, as a reminder to everyone that dogs eat birdseed!

When there is no more birdseed in the small container, it gets put away for next time! Happy bird feeding!


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Some books you might enjoy from your local library or

Help the Environment Book Set/Series by Charlotte Guillain, ages 4 to 6 (at

Sharing Nature with Children, 20th Anniversary Edition

For older kids (8 and up): The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

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You may also be interested in my recommended Montessori and homeschool books for parents and teachers on or my Montessori and homeschool programs for birth to nine-year-olds at Montessori for the Earth.