Tonight was all about the birds and the……oh no. Just the birds 🙂 Coming up on the calendar (27 – 29 Jan) is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch where we get to watch our gardens for these tiny little creatures and tally them for the RSPB to keep a watchful eye on the state of their health. With this in mind we decided to make bird boxes and fat balls.
The pack split into two groups and each group took on a task. One making bird boxes and the other getting messy making fat balls. At half time, they switched around and went onto the other activity. The bird boxes were prefabricated bits of thin wood which was slotted and held together. This was then decorated by each Cub individually so they were all unique. The designs weren’t very in keeping with the natural surroundings of the outdoors but none the less, they were good. Those that made the fat balls had the opportunity to mush up a ball of lard with bird seed, cheese and raisins. After alot of smooshing and rolling the fat balls were ready to put into yogurt pots for their next destination which was the fridge. When left over night they would harden and then be able to be putout for the birds to eat.
Finally, we played a game of name that bird. Posh spice wasn’t in the list but there was a Heron, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Coot and Moor Hen to name but a few. It took the Cubs a while to identify them but by elimination they managed to get them all right.
I know the Cubs enjoyed tonight and if you can please sign up for the birdwatch as it will help.