You can find all sorts of great activities online to keep you busy indoors while it's so hot outside.
You can even use to this a project to inventory the birds that come and feed with pictures. I almost wonder if with the current droughts going on it might be good to add a second feeder with water for the birds. The kids can decorate them in anyway they like. Our neighborhood doesn’t have many trees, so in new neighborhoods the toughest part may be finding somewhere to hang your new feeder. This is a great recycling project with some of your spare milk jugs.
Empty 1 gallon plastic jug
Twine or heavy string
Miscellaneous Supplies (stickers, additional markers, glitter, etc)
Directions to make the bird feeder:
1. Thoroughly clean a used gallon container.
2. Cut an opening
3. Thread twine around the cap area, and double knot the twine underneath the cap (you can also just tie the string to the handle).
Once your bird feeder is finished have your kids decorate it and help fill the bird feeder with food!