Montessori Bird Feeding Activity

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.)

Montessori Bird Feeding Activity

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

Montessori Bird Feeding Activity

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 empty planters turned upside down. Above was 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!

Montessori Bird Feeding Activity

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


Some books you might enjoy from your local library or

Ready, Set, Go Green: Eco-Friendly Activities for School and Home K-1 (also books for older age groups).

Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting.

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

Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: Using the Outdoors as an Instructional Tool, K-8

Sharing Nature with Children, 20th Anniversary Edition

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

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


You may also be interested in my Montessori and homeschool PDFs and programs for birth to nine-year-olds at Montessori for the Earth.

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