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Making fat balls for the birds

Wonderful for all groups, and children love this, it’s a great sensory activity and can be enjoyed by all.

Length of activity: 30 mins – 1 hour

You will need

Large plastic bowls, wooden spoons, gloves (the latex free medical ones work well), lard, bird seed, oats, left over mince meat or dried fruit, and aprons, old fruit nets (the kind often found around oranges or onions), old margarine tubs or small yogurt pots, or empty half coconuts with a hole cut in the top for hanging, string and scissors. (Washing facilities or wet wipes are also useful, this can be  messy play!)

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