Although it may not be completely obvious at first glance, this is a bird feeder that our little bear and I made!
It happened (sort of) by accident after an *sigh* “I’m booooored” moment in the Summer holidays! We received a Toucan Activity Box on trial and I had been saving them up, hidden away in a little cupboard far from little bear hands, especially for these moments!
So, we opened the kit up and after we’d glued the lolly sticks together and left them overnight to dry, it soon became apparent the next day that we hadn’t got anywhere close to the house to hook the bird feeder onto! I told our little bear that we would have to leave it on a picnic table. Not ideal – I had visions of it blowing away!
In a flash of creative inspiration, our little bear watched as I made a dive into the shed and reappeared with some garden canes and ties. What I did next with our bear is one of those amazing memories that I will cherish forever… She helped me push the cones into the ground, fix the ties and attached the bird feeder.
I will cherish the moment because she was so determined, concentrated so hard and absolutely loved that we’d had to find a solution!
What have you done with your little one that meant thinking outside of the box?
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