This is one that needs supervising to make sure everyone plays nicely, but it’s a great one for encouraging a bit of healthy competition. A dressing gown tie, skipping rope or old tie can all work. You put food high up, out of the way of predators such as cats. It may take a few days for birds to find the food you’ve left for them, so don’t get disheartened if they don’t visit right away. If you haven’t got many places to hide in the garden, make some. Cardboard boxes, tables and even bed sheets on the washing line make sun hiding places.
Older kids that can sit quietly will be able to note down how many different species they see in a set amount of time. Use our bird identification guideto figure out what you’ve seen. This is a classic outdoor game to keep kids entertained. Make a … Read More