The majestic bald eagle, with its striking features, is the inspiration for our newest animal craft.
Our bald eagle shape craft is the perfect activity for young learners to learn about shapes and these magnificent birds!
Let their imaginations soar alongside the bald eagle with this fun shape craft, and be sure to check out more animal crafts for kids. These animal crafts will have them visiting farms and zoos to jungles and forests!
Easy Eagle Craft Idea
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This craft combines the wonders of nature with the fundamental concept of shapes, making it an ideal educational tool for you to use with your preschoolers.
As your kids assemble the pieces to make their bird, they’ll encounter triangles for the sharp beak, circles for the piercing eyes, and a square for the body.
This craft introduces geometry and shapes but also cultivates fine motor skills and spatial awareness.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Eagle template (enter your email in the form to get the template)
Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes below the eyebrows.
Take the triangle beak and glue it in the middle of the eyes and slightly overlapping the bottom of them.
Next, glue the body to the back and bottom of the eagle’s head.
Glue a wing on each side of the back of the eagle’s body. You can angle the downward or upward.
Finish up by gluing the triangle feet to the bottom and back of the eagle’s body.
We’re sure your little one loved making this bald eagle craft. We have plenty more patriotic crafts that they will love to make!
Animal Ideas For Kids
Are you looking for some engaging and educational activities that will captivate your kiddos? Look no further than our collection of animal crafts and activities when you need some inspiration when studying animals.
We have lots of project ideas that kids will love and make learning fun. Keep reading below for some animal ideas to get you started.
Books About Animals
One of our favorite things to do whenever we start a new unit is to begin with books. Grab these popular books from your library or grab them from Amazon to add to your home collection!
Bear Can’t Wait– If your child loves the Bear series of books, they’ll want to read the newest one where Bear plans a special surprise for Hare!
A Walk Through the Woods– This beautiful and intricate children’s book will keep children engaged and wanting to turn the page!
Owl Babies– Kids will relate to the message of this cute little book. In it, owl babies are waiting and worrying, will Mommy return? There’s a great resolution and fun illustrations as well.
Paper Animal Crafts
Crafting is a great way for kids to gain skills that will help them in all aspects of life. When kids cut, glue, and paint, they boost their fine motor skills. They strengthen their coordination, dexterity, and precision which is important to be able to write, draw, or even play a musical instrument!
Crafting is also great for a child’s cognitive development. They’re able to practice following instructions, making a plan, executing tasks, and problem solving.
These are just a few of the many benefits that crafting can offer your child, so encourage them to craft!
Monkey Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Gather up your little monkeys to make this adorable monkey craft out of a recycled toilet paper roll! Use our template to cut the pieces out of colored paper, or if you have younger kiddos, use our color, cut, and paste version.
Quail Handprint Craft – Bring the beauty of nature to life with the help of your child’s handprint! Their imaginations will take flight with this fun craft featuring our feathered friend. This is a great craft to incorporate into learning about birds, animals, or the letter Q!
Easy Fox Craft – For quick and simple paper craft that’s virtually mess free, save this one! This adorable fox will be a hit with your kids. It’s great to include when learning about animals, camping, fall, or just because he’s so cute.
Owl Headband Craft – Your little owlets will hoot with excitement when it’s time to make this fun craft! They’ll spread their wings of creativity and soar into a world of imagination with their new headband!
Animal Themed Activities
Let’s get coloring with these monkey color by numbers! Kids will watch as a playful monkey comes to life as they color in each numbered space.
This activity is the perfect combination of fun and learning. This printable set comes with 3 different monkey illustrations that will keep your kids engaged and entertained.
Jump into learning fun with these frog worksheets. These engaging activity sheets will take your kids on a ribbit-ing adventure learning about the letter F and frogs! Kids will be able to work on their handwriting and letter recognition. The final page will teach them about the anatomy of these amazing amphibians!
Explore a world of animal fun with these animal do a dot printables. Kids will love all the different animals featured in this set.
These printables offer a mix of coloring, counting practice, letter recognition, color recognition, and more. You’ll have over 25 pages of educational fun at your fingertips that will keep kids engaged and excited to learn.
Help kids master using their scissors with a little practice. These chick cutting practice worksheets will have kids displaying their fine motor skills and dexterity as they cut along the lines. They’ll also get some counting and matching practice in when they cut and paste the correct answer.
These Going on a Bear Hunt printables are the perfect addition to a beloved book. The worksheets will help preschoolers and kindergarteners strengthen their fine motor skills, pencil skills, and handwriting through line tracing.
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Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Eagle template
- Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes beneath both eyebrows.
- Take the triangle beak and glue it in between the eyes so it’s slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
- Next, glue the eagle’s body to the back and bottom of the head.
- Glue the wings to the side and back of the eagle’s body.
- Finish up by gluing the triangle feet to the back, bottom, and middle of the eagle’s body.