Our church has adopted a local park to keep clean. Does your community do that? An organization "adopts" a park, or a strip of highway, etc. The city puts up a little sign saying who is keeping that piece of real estate looking nice.
Well, anyhow, for activity day (church group for girls ages 8-11) we decided to take advantage of the beautiful Spring weather and head to our park. For a service project we picked up litter.
We decided to add another little service project to our day by making peanut butter and bird seed feeders (picture from craft jr. blog- see above link- I forgot to bring my camera). We gathered at a picnic table and did our little "craft". After covering the pine cones with peanut butter we rolled them in bird seed that we had spread onto a cookie sheet. The girls took home their birdie goodies to hang up in a tree at home. That way they can see the birds nibbling on their treat. Here is a link to another bird treat recipe.
Of course, we couldn't be outside in the sunshine without blowing some bubbles and playing on the swings and slides. This was a very easy activity with very little prep time and an entertaining way for the girls to give service to the community.
For this activity you'll need:
paper towels to clean up sticky peanut butter