This Earth Day celebrate Spring with PBS Kids all new hour long episode of Curious George Swings into Spring. The newest Curious George adventure is sure to encourage kids to get outside and explore nature. Curious George is the number one preschool show for kids aged 2-5 and not only do kids love it,they learn from it! Who knew Science and engineering could be so fun? This is one of the (many) reasons I LOVE PBS Kids.
We were sent a sneak peek DVD and my 5 year old couldn’t get enough of George’s Spring adventures! George has spring fever and wants everyone to enjoy spring as much as he does. Hundley is too busy for spring fever. Many silly adventures take place during George’s quest to make Hundley fall in love with Spring. After the episode is over make sure to check out PBS Parents for some fun activities like the Recycled Bird Feeder Project that you and your child can do together. Teachers, be sure to check out PBS teachers for lots of fun lesson plans that your students are sure to love!
PLASTIC BOTTLE BIRD FEEDER
Introduction to concepts such as building, using tools, and following a plan.
- 2-liter plastic bottle
- Twine or wire
- 1 set of chopsticks
- Duct tape
- Ask your child to help you divide the materials into parts and tools, making sure that only you handle the scissors/knife. Then, wash the bottle to remove all labels. Dry it with a towel.
- Turn the bottle over. Ask your child which tool you should use to cut or poke two small holes in the bottom of the bottle (scissors/knife). Throughout the activity, make sure your child is a safe distance away every time you cut the holes. When done, thread twine or wire through one hole and out the other. Loosely tie the twine or wire together to make a loop for hanging. The bottom of the bottle will become the top of the feeder.
- Cut or poke two holes on opposite sides of the bottle, three inches from the bottle cap. Make the holes just large enough for a chopstick to fit through. Ask your child which part should go through the holes (chopstick). Insert the chopstick; this will serve as a perch for the birds to sit on.
- Cut or poke one-third-inch holes two inches above the perch. This is where the birds will get the seed.
- Turn the bottle right-side up. Unscrew the cap and fill half the bottle with birdseed. Replace the cap.
- Turn the bottle over. Tie the twine or wire around a tree limb or hang outside a window. Watch the birds that come to your feeder.
The one-hour Curious George Swings into Spring adventure premieres Monday, April 22 and will repeat Friday, April 26 and throughout the weekend (check local listings). The special will also be available on DVD and digital download.
Keep your eyes open for A new CURIOUS GEORGE online game will launch in late April. Featuring natural science concepts such as plant growth and butterfly metamorphosis, the game will give kids an opportunity to create their own music videos about spring.
~Thats IT Mommy, Erika
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Erika and Tee received a screener and bird feeder kit free of charge to facilitate this review. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.