Looking for something creative for the kids to do during this Christmas holiday season? Check out Bird's Christmas Tree, a Fort Worth kids event at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in the Fort Worth Cultural District on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Begun in 1935, this holiday event draws area children into the Garden to share a little holiday gift-giving with our feathered friends. Children of all ages are invited to make biodegradable bird treats ahead of time and bring them to the event to hang in the Garden’s Grove, providing food for wildlife and a little holiday cheer. Not sure what to bring for the birds? Below is a bird treat recipe the birds will be sure to love and the kids will have fun making! This is a free event, complete with music and entertainment and is one of Fort Worth’s oldest holiday traditions. For more information about this Botanic Garden tradition, visit them online.  For more family-friendly events and things to do in Fort Worth, click here

Mockingbird Muffins
(Strictly for the birds!)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup bacon drippings
  • 1/4 teaspoon sand
  • 1 cup water