Kids are naturally attracted to animals and will love the birds that come to eat off of their
homemade bird feeders. The following instructions are for a very simple bird feeder that
can be made again and again. Once you put out food for birds and they start coming on a
regular basis you should continue to feed them as they are rely on the feeders as a food
What you will need for this simple bird feeder is a piece of string or yarn, cereal in the
shape of an “O”, peanut butter and birdseed. It is going to be hung from a tree branch
Give each child their own piece of string (can be anywhere from 6-12 inches) and have
them string the cereal onto the string until it is full with about one inch left on each end.
Take the string back and tie the ends together. If you do not want this to turn into a
messy activity, you can take the bird feeders outside as they are and hang on a tree
But to make them even tastier for the winged friends who will come you can smear
peanut butter onto the cereal. Once there is a coating on all the cereal pieces roll the
string in a birdseed mix and it will stick to the peanut butter. Bring the bird feeder
outside and hang it so birds can come to eat.
Be sure to place the bird feeder in a location that can be seen from inside the house. The
children are going to want to watch as the birds enjoy the meal they made for them. As a
bonus part of this activity, see how many different birds they children can identify as they
come to eat the food.
The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are:
- from March to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air
- from November to February
- May is the warmest month
- January, the coolest
There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map). They are described as follows:
Type I. Two pronounced season: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Type II. No dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
Type III. Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
Type IV. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Relative humidity is high in the Philippines. A high amount of moisture or vapor in the air makes hot temperatures feel hotter. This quantity of moisture is due to different factors - the extraordinary evaporation from the seas that surrounds the country on all sides, to the different prevailing winds in the different seasons of the year, and finally, to the abundant rains so common in a tropical country. The first may be considered as general causes of the great humidity, which is generally observed in all the islands throughout the year. The last two may influence the different degree of humidity for the different months of the year and for the different regions of the Archipelago.