Eagles are beautiful and majestic birds! These birds of prey are amazing hunters since they’re very fast and agile.
They’re also symbols of freedom, strength, and courage which is why the bald eagle is the United States national bird.
This eagle paper bag puppet would be a great addition to lessons on birds or even Independence Day! Kids can play with it as a puppet or use it as a decoration for the 4th of July.
Looking for ways for your kids to discover more animals? Be sure to check out our animal crafts for kids. The animals range from farm to jungle animals and the crafts vary in difficulty for toddlers to elementary-aged kids.
E Is For Eagle Craft
With a paper sack and a few basic craft supplies, your little ones will be soaring around in no time. They’ll get to work on their fine motor skills creating this craft and then use their imaginations when playing with it once completed.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Brown paper bag
- Eagle template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side of the head to the middle of the eagle’s head.
Place the beak in the middle of the head so it is slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.
Use a black marker to draw the eyebrows above both eyes.
Next, glue the head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Take the body of the eagle and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.
Finish up by gluing the wings to each side of the eagle’s body.
We’re sure your kiddos loved this puppet craft! Be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppet crafts while you’re here for even more fun!
Animal Ideas For Kids
Want to keep your kids engaged and excited to learn? Add in some fun animal crafts and activities. They’ll have a blast learning about all sorts of animals and working on skills at the same time.
We have ideas for animal books, crafts, activities, and printables your kids will enjoy and will look forward to doing! Check out some favorites below.
Animal Books For Kids
Reading books to your children is more than just story time before bed. It’s an opportunity for them to develop vital language and cognitive skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
Reading helps build vocabulary, improves comprehension, and sparks imagination. It also teaches empathy, as children learn to relate to characters and their experiences.
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.
Animal Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a fun and engaging activity, plus it’s a way for kids to gain decision-making skills, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Crafting also reinforces how to recognize patterns, shapes, and colors while exploring new mediums.
Kids take pride in their work and build confidence when they get to show off their creativity and artistic skills in a completed craft! There are so many cool animal crafts to make, so try adding in some or all of the animal craft ideas below:
Squirrel Craft – Scamper on over to check out this adorable squirrel paper craft. This is a fun craft for kids of all ages that would be perfect to do at home, school, or daycare. Grab the free printable and gather the nuts and supplies for your squirrel!
Mouse Handprint Craft – Your little ones will love this craft since it takes their handprint and turns it into a cute mouse! Use this craft in conjunction with lessons on the letter M, when reading the If You Give a Mouse series, or talking about the animal kingdom great and small!
Paper Plate Skunk Craft – Learn about these adorable animals and their defense mechanisms with this craft made from an everyday household item. Kids will transform a plain paper plate into a happy and cute skunk.
Paper Bag Owl Craft – Here’s another awesome bird of prey for the kiddos to learn about! This craft will have kids decorate a paper bag to look like an owl ready to fly off to hunt! Customize the owl in any color your child wants like brown, orange, or white for a snowy owl!
Animal Activities For Kids
Introduce kids to various animals with our animal do a dot printables. These pages are great to print out when you need a no-prep activity kids can do independently.
They’ll keep kids engaged and working on fine motor skills, counting, the alphabet, and more! This set of 29 worksheets is filled with coloring pages, counting pages, and letter worksheets.
Grab the crayons and these animal color by numbers for an activity that will be a hit. These pages are a great way for kids to practice number and color recognition as they color in each space to reveal 7 different animals!
Kids will love coloring in these 5 different fox coloring pages. Each sheet includes an adorable fox illustration and a simple sentence for kids clever as foxes to practice reading.
Download and print these coloring pages to use with any animal unit study or when you just need something quick and easy to entertain the kids with.
Let’s play a game of I Spy with these forest animal I Spy printables! Kids will search for different animals found in the forest with 6 different pages.
There are 3 easy versions for beginners and 3 harder versions for kids that can easily count up to 10.
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Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Brown paper bag
- Eagle template
- Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side of the head to the middle of the eagle's head.
- Place the beak in the middle of the head so it is slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.
- Use a black marker to draw the eyebrows above both eyes.
- Next, glue the head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Take the body of the eagle and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.
- Finish up by gluing the wings to each side of the eagle's body.