Cranberry Heart Feeders

This is a lovely Valentine inspired activity for children that also offers a special nature connection - feeding the birds and wildlife in their own garden or yard.
We found a container of cranberries languishing in the back of the fridge, a bit past their best but perfectly good for a fruity treat for the birds (and any hungry squirrels). Being careful with sharp ends, we found some soft bendy wire and shaped it into hearts (with the two ends meeting at the top).
Threading the berries on was easy and rather satisfying - the kids were able to do this themselves without help. Once the berries covered the wire heart, we joined the ends together with one last cranberry and hung them up in the hazel tree with some old gardening string. TADA!
Didn’t they look pretty next to the bright new catkins?