Quality Time Activities

Most of us would like to spend more time with our kids; but with all the demands on our time- school, work, friends, after-school activities- it may seem like we're constantly driving from activity to activity with no real time to connect with our loved ones.

Each month, the Family Focus section will feature a new activity that you can try out with your kids. These activities are designed to encourage you to spend quality time with your kids and to open up the lines of communication. The activities will also help to reinforce those important character traits and build your child's self-esteem.

May Activity - DIY Bird Feeder


  • Cheerios
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Sugar ice cream cone
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Birdseed



1)   Pole hole in the top of the pointed end of the ice cream cone

2)   Twist a knot in the end of the pipe cleaner and thread it through the cone.

3)   Apply the peanut butter on the outside of the cone.

4)   Cover the cone with cereal and birdseed, pressing it in with your fingers

5)   Hang up the feeder near a window!