Feed the Birds!

Reader's Bird Seed Treat

Enjoy making this delicious snack with your young reader after reading Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert. Find all our Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf activities here.

While our craft of Hanging Bird Suet Treats is certainly not for your readers to eat, they will enjoy making their own version, perfect for an afternoon snack after going on a nature walk. Our 'birdseed' is a mix of dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a few mini chocolate chips, but any chopped nuts or dried fruit would work. 


  • Bread slices
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped nuts
  1. Mix together chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, cranberries and nuts to make “bird seed."

  2. Toast bread if desired (to make it dried like with the Hanging Bird Treat).
  3. Using the cookie cutter, cut the bread into the chosen shape.


  4. Spread peanut butter on the bread shape.

  5. Sprinkle the bread with desired amount of 'bird seed.'
  6. Enjoy!


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JDaniel4's Mom

What a pretty bird feeder! I love your leaf design.

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