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Friday, April 24, 2015

April Nature Seekers 4 H Meeting

For our April meeting, we usually go to Grandview and meet at an earlier time.  We are in the midst of soccer season and have games 3 nights a week.  Moving the time up for these meetings and having other people do the programs makes it a little easier on me.  We had a small group this time, only 10 kids (6 of which were mine.)

Our program was on recycling.  We learned several different facts about the difference recycling can make.  They also learned the meaning of the terms reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Then we made hummingbird feeders out of water bottles.  I am going to try and describe what we did so you can make one at home if you want to.

Each child was given 3 water bottles.  They had to cut the bottoms off of two.

They took those two bottoms and matched them up one on top of the other and hot glued around the seam sealing it completely.

We drilled holes in the lid of one of the bottles we used and poked a hole into the top of the piece we glued together.  They stuck a screw through the lid and the bottle (to keep that part from being glued) and hot glued the lid to the bottom piece.  Then they poked three holes in the side of that bottom piece and attached three red flowers with a screw (to keep the hole from being glued) and hot glued the three red flowers on.

We screwed the other water bottle on to the bottom piece and wrapped wire around the bottle for a hanger.

The children can't wait to fill these with sugar water and hang them up!
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