Easy Peanut Butter Bird Treats

It’s time to feed the birds! These easy peanut butter bird treats are just the thing to get your kiddos excited about spring!

In an attempt to get some blue jays and red birds to flutter by our windows, Riley and I made these adorable bird treats. They’re super simple to make and they look great hanging from the trees.

Adding colorful bits of yarn really adds a pop of color to these simple treats!

I know I could just go buy some treats, but it’s much more fun to make our own — plus I bet the birds are much happier with homemade treats, don’t you think?

Plus, you can use these cute bird treats as a fun teaching opportunity — I love those!

Most likely your kids will love that fact that they have something in common with birds — they both like peanut btter! You can make peanut butter treats for the birds and then whip up a batch of peant butter cookies. Just have a peanut butter kind of day!

Oh, and if you LOVE to learn by watching videos, check out the video for these easy bird treats below!

Ready for some peanut butter fun and bird-watching? Let’s make some bird treats!



  • day old bread
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Peanut butter (I’ve heard you can also use shortening)
  • Birdseed
  • Yarn
  • Skewer (or a tapestry needle will work)


  1. Use your cookie cutter to make shapes from your bread.
  2. Thread your yarn through each heart with a skewer or tapestry needle.
  3. Spread each shape with peanut butter.
  4. Sprinkle birdseed all over the hearts.
  5. Hang them for the birds!

Sit back and and start bird-watching!

Discussing the different species that come for a taste is fun and can lead to some great learning activities – colors, graphing, and counting are just a few.

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