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22 Jan, 2007

First official Fishbowl Show and Tell: in which Sarah feels sorry for the squirrels

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Mondays are for Show and Tell|Easy ways to make kids happy|File under crafty|Multimedia experiments|Photography

the feeder

She made this all by herself. And it was her own idea. :) You can listen to Sarah’s explanation here. [links launches MP3 in new window]

If you have questions for Sarah, please go ahead and ask…

If you’ve got some sharing to do, please let us know in the comments. (What the heck is this all about? Read the post below.) ETA: if you have something to share and don’t have time today, don’t worry. Do it sometime this week. Just don’t forget to let us know ! :)

And don’t forget to check out the posts of the other participants!

11 Responses to "First official Fishbowl Show and Tell: in which Sarah feels sorry for the squirrels"

1 | sham

January 22nd, 2007 at 6:06 am


Interesting read.Keep up the good work.

2 | melissa

January 22nd, 2007 at 1:42 pm


Hi Sarah,
Sam would like to know if Chippy can have some too?

ps – Leanne plays with those little people all the time, having birthday parties for all her toy friends with the little cake table and present box. We hear her singing happy birthday to her toys all the time when she’s playing in her room.

3 | Miss Vicky

January 22nd, 2007 at 2:41 pm


Excellent Squirrel feeder, Sarah! It gives them a bit of exercise and fun, too, in addition to making it easier for them to get their nibbles. Have you put it outside yet to give it a test run? Gordon and I would love to see pictures!

Gordon would offer a show and tell of his own but at 3.5 months he has not yet mastered the keyboard. Plus, he’s got a nasty bug today and is feeling sorry for himself.

4 | jibiibear

January 22nd, 2007 at 5:25 pm


Wow Sarah…we love your squirrel feeder. We like squirrels here, but then again we only get to see them on tv, maybe it would be a different story if they were invading our bird feeder.

Boo and Lolly have shared on our blog if you are interested in checking it out.


5 | Hillary

January 22nd, 2007 at 11:42 pm


Hi Sarah! What a cool squirrel feeder! My computer isn’t working properly and I can’t hear your explanation, but it sure looks like you had fun making it!

Here’s a joke for you…

What is a squirrel’s favourite ballet?
(I’ll tell you the answer tomorrow! ;) )

6 | Hillary

January 22nd, 2007 at 11:42 pm


(unless of course, you guess it first!!!)

7 | Scattered Mom

January 23rd, 2007 at 1:50 am


Hey that’s a great Squirrel Feeder! We’ll have to make one!

8 | Rayne

January 23rd, 2007 at 3:53 pm


Great job, Sarah! I wouldn’t have come up with something that creative. How do the squirrels like it?

9 | CL

January 23rd, 2007 at 8:23 pm


Hey Sarah, I have been meaning to compliment you on that great squirrel feeder. What a fabulous idea!

You know I feel sorry for the squirrels too. Because winter came so late here in Toronto (which isn’t THAT far away from Ottawa), the squirrels started shedding their winter coats thinking it was spring. After all, there was green grass everywhere until about the middle of January. But now, it’s cold and icy and there’s snow everywhere, and some of the squirrels look like they’re wearing only half their winter fur! I hope it grows back quickly so they won’t get cold.

I only have a bird feeder outside my house but I let the squirrels feed there too because I feel sorry for them.

Good job!

10 | Hillary

January 25th, 2007 at 10:36 pm


the joke’s answer… (oops, time kinda got away on me…)

The Nutcracker!

Buah haha! :)

11 | andrea

January 27th, 2007 at 2:38 pm


Sarah replies…

Melissa: Yes.

Miss Vicky: Yes.

Hillary: Ha!

Rayne: I’ve never seen one go to it, but I’m not giving up.

CL: I think the squirrels will be okay. They’re smart!

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