Pine Cones
Pine Cone Feeder (includes craft)

Pine Cone Feeder (includes craft)
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.08

     challenging words:    rushed, holds, rested, press, window, driveway, measure, become, enough, blanket, also, either, strong, through, caps, deep
     content words:    Maybe Mom, Pine Cone Feeder, String Bowl Cookie

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Pine Cone Feeder (includes craft)
By Mary Lynn Bushong

1     David looked out the window. The ground was white with a thick blanket of snow.
2     "Mom!" he shouted. "It snowed in the night! May I go out and play?"
3     "As long as you are well dressed," said Mom. "Do not forget your hat and mittens."
4     David rushed outside. The snow was not deep, but it did cover many things. The walkways were covered. The driveway was covered. The tree branches all had caps of white snow.
5     He walked to the side of the house. Even the bird feeder was full of snow. There were bird tracks all around, but no seeds. He reached up and wiped the snow away so they could come and eat.
6     David frowned. The birds could eat now, but the seeds would get covered again with the next snow. He did not want his feathered friends to go hungry. Maybe Mom would know what to do.
7     David told Mom the problem while they ate breakfast. Mom did not say anything about it until they were done.
8     "I think I know of something that will help," she said. "Do you know that bag of pine cones we have?"

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