STEAM Learning For The Holidays- Wooden Ornament Bird Feeder
Now bring the fun of STEAM learning for the holidays home with this easy to create our Wooden Ornament Bird Feeder.
Whether you’re doing distancing learning, or in the classroom or a hybrid of both worlds or are just looking for a fun way to incorporate STEAM learning with some holiday fun, this easy to make Wooden Ornament Bird Feeder is the perfect answer and the best part is, you most likely have everything you already need to make this in your cupboards. Winter is coming quickly and before you know it, the holidays will be here, and what better way to introduce your family to a fun and crafty way that promotes science and learning as well as the perfect way to reinforce small motor skills that are so important for a child’s development. So just what is STEAM learning?
STEAM is an educational discipline that aims to spark an interest and lifelong love of the arts and sciences in children from an early age. Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math are similar fields of study in that they all involve creative processes and none uses just one method for inquiry and investigation. Teaching relevant, in-demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever-evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of the students themselves but for the future of the country.
STEAM empowers teachers and parents to employ project-based learning that crosses each of the five disciplines and fosters an inclusive learning environment in which all students are able to engage and contribute. As opposed to traditional models of teaching, educators using the STEAM framework bring the disciplines together, leveraging the synergy between the modeling process and math and science content, for example, in order to blur the boundaries between modeling techniques and scientific/mathematical thinking. Through this holistic approach, students are able to exercise both sides of their brain at once. Our easy to make this Wooden Ornament Bird Feeder combines all of this and the best part is that it is open-ended which makes the possibilities endless as to what you and your kids can create.
Ornament Bird Feeder
Cut ribbon to desired hanging length and tie the ribbon to the ornament to hang
Cover ornaments in a light, even layer of peanut butter (or other spreads with similar consistency in case of allergies)
Arrange dried fruit and cereal rings in the desired festive design
Sprinkle birdseed on the ornament
Hang outside and watch the birds enjoy!
Now that you’ve seen just how easy it is to incorporate STEAM learning with fun with this Wooden Ornament Bird Feeder, what will you create next?