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Understanding our national symbols is important to develop an
important character trait -- citizenship.
Visit a very simple craft for young children to introduce a very
special animal, the bald eagle, a United States national
The craft can help to enhance the related activities and skills
below in the following areas: alphabet practice: E e is for
Eagle, incorporate as part of a bird theme unit, and United States patriotic holiday presentations.
Review themes/ learning activities below and decide on a sequence that
best meets your curriculum needs.
Themes & Learning
Activity: United States Symbol: The Bald Eagle
The Founding Fathers chose the bald eagle to be the national bird of the United States in 1782. It is one of the best known symbols of our Government. The eagle can be seen on the Great Seal of the United States, on the Presidential Seal, in the logos of Federal agencies, on coins and paper money, and on postage stamps.
The bald eagle's appearance is powerful and compelling to
children. They can appreciate how majestic it looks soaring and
flying free in the sky.
Bald Eagle Printable Crafts
Patriotic Bald Eagle
Craft - (easy ages 3+) and learning activities:
Patriotic Bald Eagle
Paper Bag Puppet Craft - (ages 5+) and learning activities:
1. Skills that can be addressed with these craft activities:
colors, numbers, shapes, small motor skills (scissor, cutting and
Activity: Alphabet Letter E is for Eagle Activities
Review and present letter E eagle theme alphabet lesson plan
Activity: Eagle Coloring Pages:
Have children glue dark color craft feathers to the wings and
chest of an eagle
coloring page. Optional: Add a wiggly
eye. Color beak and legs yellow or orange. Write the letter
E e and the word eagle prominently in the border before
Jigsaw Puzzle: Bald Eagle
Here are two 6-piece online puzzles. To
increase the number of pieces click on the Change cut button.
The puzzles are effective to develop problem solving skills.