I also got a Klutz book called Artrageous. If you’re not familiar with Klutz books, they’re great. Each one focuses on an activity with very clear directions and includes all the materials needed for the activities. Last summer we used the potholder one to weave. The boys really enjoyed it.
I hope we will also have time to watch the birds. I’m getting my feeders out for the first time in ages. The finches really look pretty in the winter. I used to keep the feeders filled religiously, but that kind of fell away when I got the current loom. I can no longer see out and watch the birds as well as I could with the previous loom. Yesterday I saw a platform feeder that suctions onto the glass of a window. I may have to get one to try out. It looks kind of like this one, except that it has metal thingies below that help support it.