| This is a very simple craft for young children to introduce a very
special animal, the bald eagle, a United States national
symbol and the national bird and prominently featured
in the The Great Seal of the United States.
Understanding our national symbols is important to develop an
important character trait -- citizenship.
The craft can help to enhance related skills and knowledge in
the following areas: alphabet practice: E eis for
Eagle, can be part of a bird theme unit, and incorporated
into United States patriotic holiday presentations.
Review themes/ learning activities below and decide on a sequence that
best meets your curriculum needs.
Themes & Learning
children with United States Symbol: The Bald Eagle
Activity: Craft Activity - Patriotic Bald Eagle
Craft (with Uncle Sam Hat)
Printing option 1: Print the color template, conduct
learning activities and assemble.
Printing option 2: Print black & white template, color
first, consider a color-by-the-number or color-by-the-letter activity -- review below, cut out template pieces and
Ideas for assembly: Assemble eagle first, then assemble the
hat to focus on the different shapes. Glue assembled hat
on the eagle's head last.
Other ideas for decorating, displaying or using the finished craft:
1. Replace paper eyes with large wiggly eyes.
2. Decoration: Place a piece of magnet paper to back to
place on refrigerator or metal surface.
3. Make a handprint wreath (red, blue, white cutouts or
painted handprints) and attach the bald eagle for a finishing touch.
4. Attach to a card board tube to make a stand up display.
5. Dry-Erase Note Holder: Cut out and laminate a
piece of white card stock the width of the Eagle and long enough (9-10
inches) - to make a dry-erase note holder. Glue the eagle
to the upper border and glue a magnet on back.
Alphabet / Number & & Shapes
Alphabet: Whenever possible use the craft to introduce letters or
Letter or Numbers: Color-by-the-Number or Color-by the
Number or Letter Activities
Before distributing the
template, write numbers or letters in the template pieces to represent
the different colors. On a separate piece of paper or along the
border of the template make a simple
graph with the number or letter and color code with designated colors so the
children can refer to it.
Shapes: The Uncle Sam Hat - Make sure to identify,
sort identifiable shapes - stars and rectangles.
Activity:Alphabet Letter E is for Eagle printable activities
Jigsaw Puzzle: Bald Eagle Skills > Problem solving
Bald Eagle Craft
Black & White
*something to color with
Letter E Eagle printable activities