Birds ~ Links

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FREE Birds colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas. Go scientific for the boys. I’ve also included some videos showcasing some of God’s exquisite masterpieces of design, just to brighten your day… enjoy!

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THINK SPOT:  Have you ever stopped to pick up a feather, spread it open and think about how all the colours in each feather have to ‘grow’ into place in order to perfectly line up and make their pretty patterns, right from DNA level, before even one feather has started to grow?

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BIBLE VERSES

Job 12:7  But ask now the beasts and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air and they shall tell thee. Or speak to the earth and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knows not in all these that the hand of the LORD has wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Isaiah 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Matthew 10:29-31  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are ye not much better than they?

Job 35:11  Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

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THINK SPOT

Question: Which came first? The chicken or the egg?
Answer: The chicken… without the chicken there is no egg.
God made every living thing – both plants and animals
with the seed in itself to reproduce after its KIND.

Genesis 1:11

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BIRDS ~ SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION / GOD’S EXQUISITE DESIGNS

The Intricacies of Flight  (answersingenesis) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; flight needs four things: (1) correct wing shape to give a lower air pressure on the upper surface; (2) large enough wing area to support the weight; (3) some means of propulsion or gliding; and (4) extra surfaces, or a means of altering the main surfaces, in order to change direction and speed… A feather is a marvel of lightweight engineering. Though light, it is very wind-resistant. This is because there is a clever system of barbs and barbules with hooks on one side and ridged barbules on the other. Thus an ingenious mechanism exists for keeping the surface flexible and yet intact… on either side of the barb are further tiny barbules which can only be seen under a microscope… On one side of the barb ridged barbules will emerge, while on the other side, the barbules will have hooks… The hooks and ridges act like Velcro, but go one stage further, since the ridges allow a sliding joint, and there is thus an ingenious mechanism for keeping the surface flexible and yet intact. The next time you see a flight feather on the ground, remember it is a marvel of lightweight flexible aerodynamic engineering.

The Hummingbird – God’s Tiny Miracle  (answersingenesis) from scientists who take the Bible seriously. Did you know that these adorable birds eat the human equivalent of 1300 hamburgers a day?!  :o  Known for their “extremely rapid wing-beat (50-80 beats per second) and its amazing ability to manoeuvre, the hummingbird can hover, it can fly backwards and sideways, and it can fly at speeds of more than 90 kilometres an hour (55 miles per hour).” If you operated at this bird’s energy level, you would burst into flames! Share this tiny miracle with your child.

The Stunning Beauty of a Peacock Tail  (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; bright iridescent colours, intricate patterns and fan formation show a very sophisticated design. A single peacock eye feather (1.3 metre long) was examined under a microscope at Bristol University. They discovered nearly 1 million barbules being held together by 290 barbs. In just ONE feather!

Scientific structure of feathers  (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; feathers are complex, designed structures required for flight. These precision-designed structures are highly effective, yet extremely light, insulators that are designed to enable birds to fly. Bird wing feathers themselves are ‘one of the most beautifully designed structures in the world’. Feathers have such ‘striking diversity in size, shape, colours, and texture’ that very few human art masterpieces can compare with them in harmony of colours, liveliness and softness. Often copied but never equaled, the beauty in pattern and colours of feathers has been appreciated by humans the world over; share a snippet with your child.

Flamingo – fun facts for kids  (answersingenesis) a beautiful picture of God’s handiwork in creation; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

It’s a bird, not a plane  (answersingenesis) Even modern airplanes don’t fly like our feathered friends – feathers, flexible wings, hollow bones, tail; information from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Birds: designed differently  (answersingenesis) for soaring, gliding, speeding, darting

Birds – fun facts for kids  (answersingenesis) scroll down the list for information on various kinds of birds – flamingo, toucan, parrot, hummingbird, duck and other water birds, cassowary, finch, birds of prey, turkey and more; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Birds – family devotion  (answersingenesis) Today’s advanced airplanes are impressive marvels of engineering. But even with all the brainpower that goes into those flying machines, they’re pretty primitive compared to the elegance of birds in flight. Here’s the Deal. The incredible design of birds points to the Designer—God!

Murmuration – The scientific background of shape-shifting flocks  (creation.com) Have you ever watched a large flock of birds doing their impression of a roller coaster and wondered how they fly so swiftly and stay so close together, morphing into different shapes? Other animals do it too, like fish and bees. This ability has puzzled scientists for a long time. Even complex algorithmic models hadn’t explained these aerobatics, which rely on the tiny birds’ quicksilver reaction time of under 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions and predators. After studying flocks of starlings, scientists concluded: “… each starling is continuously computing the positions of an average of six or seven of its neighbours, regardless of how far away they are… having a pre-programmed, numeric, object-tracking ability…” Share a snippet with your child (or a simple explanation for a younger child) about these amazing Creator-designed aerobatics.

Birds of the Bible  (leesbird) view photographs and information of many creatures the Great Creator has made, then share a snippet with your child

Owl in flight ~ slow motion  (short video) This is superb. MAGNIFICENT! The camera is slowed down to 1000 hypnotic frames a second as the owl lands right in front of the camera. Look at the power here and how the wings subtly change shape as he comes in for landing. Aircraft engineers are amateurs in comparison to God’s exquisite designs. Be in awe of our Creator. Share this awe with your child… enjoy!

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BIRDS ~ with enough links to have their own post

Penguin | Puffin | Woodpecker

FREE Bible poster featuring a cute emperor penguin chick sitting on Dad's feet; Bible verses from Zephaniah 3:17 and Isaiah 40:12; free printable  FREE Bible poster featuring the colourful puffins; Bible verses from Jeremiah 29:13 and Isaiah 40:12; free printable  

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OTHER BIRDS ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Oh sing to the Lord a new song – Bible verse colouring  (karladornacher) adorable birds, birdhouse and flowers; A friend loves at all times ~ Bible verse colouring  (scroll down) two sweet little birds with a heart on a cherry blossoms with Bible verse from Proverbs 17:17; free printable

Flutter the Sparrow – colouring  (answersingenesis) Flutter and all things big and small were created and cared for by Jesus. If Jesus cares for sparrows, imagine how much He cares for you; free printable

Bird – doodle  (1arthouse) a cute little sparrow sitting on a branch in a doodle style with words, I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free, His eye is on the sparrow; free printable

Dove – colouring  (1arthouse) flying away from her nest with a leaf in her beak; in a doodle style with Bible verse from Genesis 8:11 – And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth; free printable

Hen and chick – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) with Bible verse from Psalm 139:14 – I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; free printable

Birds – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) two pages – one with birds flying around a vine of flowers; with Bible verse from Isaiah 11:6 – The wolf will live with the Lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion yearling together, and a little child will lead them; and another bird in a frame of flowers with Bible verse from 1 Peter 1:8-9 – Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls; free printable

Birdhouse – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) surrounded by flowers in fine detail with Bible verse from Psalm 92:1 – It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name. O Lord Most High; free printable

Bird singing – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) among a frame of flowers with Bible verse from Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; free printable

Birds singing – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) birds singing on a cherry blossom with Bible verse from Romans 1:20 – For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse; free printable

Birds singing – colouring  (timewarpwife) in the garden with words, ‘He is Risen’; free printable

Bird landing on flowers – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) with Bible verse from Romans 13:10 – Love worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law; free printable

Psalm 150:6 – colouring  (max7) Let everything alive praise the Lord; kids having a BBQ picnic out in the forest and are swooped by a very cheeky Australian kookaburra making off with some of their food (this really does happen) while a couple more kookaburras sit and laugh in the tree above and watched by an owl and other animals; also available in Spanish, Tagalog, and more; free printable

Psalm 150:6 colouring; Let everything alive praise the Lord; kids having a picnic BBQ out in the forest and are swooped by a very cheeky kookaburra making off with some of their food while a couple more kookaburras sit and laugh in the tree above; free printable

Psalm 59:16 – colouring  (flandersfamily) I will sing of your strength in the morning; I will sing of your love; cardinal with flower blossoms; free printable

Birds with nest – colouring  (max7) and Bible verse from 1 Peter 5:7 – Give God all your worries and cares, for He cares for you; also available in Swahili, Tagalog, and more; free printable

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Bird feeding chick – colouring  (timewarpwife) in nest with Bible verse from 1 Corinthians 11:24 – And when He had given thanks, He brake it and said, ‘Take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you, this do in remembrance of me’; free printable

Owl – doodle  (1arthouse) with Bible verse from 1 Kings 3:9 – Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil; Solomon prayed for wisdom; free printable

Doves holding banner – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) with Bible verse from Ephesians 5:27 – That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish; free printable

Tiny bird sitting on roses – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) with Bible verse from Romans 12:2 – Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God; vintage style; free printable

Bird – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) bird sitting in a tree, with Bible verse from Matthew 5:45 – He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust; free printable

Hummingbird – colouring  (Christiananswers) from a Biblical perspective; God’s perfect little helicopter; the hummingbird is the only perfect helicopter. It can fly in any direction: forward, sideways, up, down, and even backwards; free printable

Toucan – colouring  (Christiananswers) from a Biblical perspective; God gave toucans a huge, light-weight beak, almost as long as their body. It is designed with a saw-tooth edge for cutting fruits and berries; free printable

Flamingos – colouring  (abdaacts) in the Garden of Eden; fine detail; free printable

Flamingos in the Garden of Eden Bible colouring page; free printable

Toucan – colouring  (Dover sample) a beautiful toucan in a tropical rainforest; fine detail

Flamingo – colouring  (Dover sample) in a tropical setting; Finch – colouring in a tropical setting; Cockatoo – colouring in a tropical setting

Hummingbird – colouring  (Dover sample);  Cardinal in flight – colouring

Birds – colouring  (Dover sample) birds on a bird bath in a cottage garden; cobblestone path; beautiful archway and garden of flowers in fine detail; Birdhouses – colouring arranged like a patchwork quilt; Birds in tree – colouring

Bird bath – colour by number  (Dover sample) in a country garden; fine detail

Bluebird feeding chicks in tree – colouring  (Dover sample)

Bluebird – colouring  (Dover sample) feeding chicks in a nesting box;  Macaws – colouring in a tropical setting;  Great Blue Heron – colouring at the lake; Pelicans – colouring at the beach

Kingfisher – colouring  (Dover sample) cute; Flamingo – colouring; Grebe – colouring; Hoopoe – colouring (the national bird of Israel)

Pelican – colouring  (flandersfamily) and other USA state birds – brown thrasher, quail, rooster, goldfinch, oriole, wren, pheasant, gull; free printable

Warbler – colouring  (Dover sample)

Hen sitting on eggs – colouring  (Dover sample) and 10 fluffy chicks hatch – colouring

Peacock – colouring  (Dover sample) in the garden

Peacock – colouring  (kidsplaycolor) free printable

Peacock – colouring  (itsybitsyfun) 8 pages for younger kids; free printable

Peacock – colouring  (coloring-page) showing full tail; duckling; free printable

Parrots – stained glass colouring  (Dover sample)

Owl – colouring for kids  (frompond) with words, ‘Let’s Owl be Friends’; also available as a cute and colourful poster; free printable

Owl – colouring  (abdaacts; scroll down) with Bible verse from 2 Chronicles 6:30 – For God alone knows the hearts of all mankind; free printable

Owl – colouring  (dabblesandbabbles) rows and rows of owls to colour; free printable

Owl – colouring  (Dover sample)

Bird – colouring pages  (duckduckgo)

Spring Pond – beautiful colouring  (activityvillage);  Duck Pond – sweet colouringBirds and flowers in tree – sweet colouringCrane – colouring; Peacock – colouring; Flamingo – colouring; Cockatoo – colouring; Duck – colouring; Dove – colouring; Doves – colouring; Kiwi – colouring (New Zealand); Kookaburra – colouring (Australia); Ostrich – colouring; Rooster – colouring; Mother Bird with hat handing flowers to babies – colouring; Doves in love – colouring; Birds – colour by number;  many of these have blank backgrounds so you can draw your own; members only

Jazz up your colouring pages  combine or shrink colouring pages to make a unique scene; add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial.

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BIRDS ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Barnyard – coded puzzle  (max7) based on Bible verse from John 1:12 – All who receive Jesus become God’s children; a boy and girl feeding and playing with ducks, a hen and her chicks in the barnyard; also available in Swahili and Tagalog; free printable

Ducks – coded puzzle  (max7) find the secret message in the raindrops; puzzle based on Psalm 62:7 – My protection and success come from God; also available in Spanish and Tagalog; free printable

Know God, Know Life – hidden picture puzzle  (max7) Biblical colour by number puzzle to colour with birds (dove, owl) and other animals to find with a very important message – know God, know life; also available in Spanish; free printable

Bird – puzzle worksheet  (answersingenesis; scroll down to ‘Bird Puzzles’) unscramble; dot to dot numbers 1-48; maze – help the bird find the bird feeder; word search – 12 words; free printable

Flamingo – puzzles  (answersingenesis; scroll down) dot to dot – numbers 1 to 23; and crossword with 12 clues from a word bank; free printable

Birds – find the 10 differences  (answersingenesis) in colour; free printable

Birdhouse – find the 7 differences  (supercoloring) colourful; free printable

Momma Duck and her babies – find the 5 differences  (Dover sample) for younger children

Egg Hunt – puzzle  (nwf; pdf) spot the 5 different animals who have laid their eggs – birds, frog, turtle, butterfly, deer, bunny, squirrel and water lilies in a full colour forest pond scene; and would also make a lovely poster; add a favourite Bible verse before printing, then laminate it; very cute for younger children; free printable

Hummingbird – hidden picture puzzle  (Dover sample) find the 4 beetles hidden in this hummingbird garden scene, then colour; free printable

Feather – worksheet  (askabiologist; pdf) feather diagrams to label and colour; free printable

Let’s Owl be Friends – worksheet for kids  (frompond; scroll down almost to the end of the post) to write, or draw and colour in about friendship; very cute; free printable

Bird-shaped mazes  (krazydad) number 6 in each booklet is a different duck maze; number 9 in each book is a different eagle maze; 50 different booklets; free printable

Hummingbird – maze  (Dover sample) a very easy maze to help the hummingbird find the beautiful flower

Chick – maze  (thekidzpage) in the shape of a chick; free printable

Bird – word search  (activityshelter) in the shape of a bird feeder; 24 different birds to find; free printable

Toucan – dot to dot    (samanthasbell); Cardinal – dot to dot; Rooster – dot to dot; Owl – dot to dot; with no numbers for younger children; free printable

Toucan – dot to dot  (coloring-page) numbers 1 to 35; free printable

Birds – printable pack for tots  (1plus1plus1equals1.com) many different printables all about birds for younger children learning alphabet and numbers; free printable

Flamingo – maze  (Dover sample) what colour are flamingoes when they are born?

Pelican – maze  (Dover sample) how many gallons of water can a pelican pouch hold?

Toucan – dot to dot  (Dover sample)

Parrot – hidden picture puzzle  (highlightskids) free printable

Birds – colouring / puzzles / learn to draw  (colormountain) cardinal, finch, parrot, turkey, bird’s nest; free printable

Birds – word search  (islcollective) find the different birds; in colour; free printable (for members)

Spring Pond – find the difference  (activityvillage) mother duck, chicks and water birds; Bird – puzzles; Bird – jigsaws; Bird – worksheets fact finding worksheets, acrostic poems, writing and drawing activities, maths worksheets and more; members only

Design your own puzzles  specifically tailored to suit your child; make up your clues and answers from an article from the information section (above) or from my free woodpecker article for kids giving glory to God as Creator.

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BIRDS ~ CRAFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Momma Duck and her cute little Ducklings ~ Mini Thaumatrope  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) optical illusion paper toy with Bible verse from Deuteronomy 13:4 – Follow the Lord and fear Him, obey Him and keep His commands, worship Him and be faithful to Him; free printable

FREE Momma Duck and Cute Little Ducklings Mini Thaumatrope optical illusion spinning paper toy for kids; free printable

Peacock – craft  (meaningfulmama) with overlapping feathers made out of hearts; a fun and easy craft based on 1 Corinthians 13 to teach children about true love; free printable

Flamingo and chicks – pom pom craft  (designforsoul) using pink pom poms and a flick of watercolour, pens or pencils, these are simple and absolutely adorable; there’s also a yellow hen with chicks;

Birds and Birdhouse – craft   (bnute) sweet cut and fold craft; free printable

Dancing Flamingo – finger puppet  (iheartcraftythings); Chick – finger puppet; and Duck – finger puppet; Owl – finger puppet  using shapes; easy and too cute

Birds of Paradise – finger puppets  (mrprintables) a cute toucan, an elegant flamingo, and a majestic eagle that look like tons of fun; free printable

Peacock – craft  (iheartcraftythings) using a pine cone painted blue, and bright green fluffy feathers decorated with gold sequins; this looks like a fun activity for homeschool students; 10 more peacock crafts for kids; free printable

Birdhouse – mobile to make  (highlightskids) with your own bird templates

Parrot – craft  (artistshelpingchildren) make a paper parrot to perch on your finger; and make a flying bird  cut and fold craft; free printable

Flying bird – paper toy  (madebyjoel.com) cut and fold craft; free printable

Snowy Owl – craft  (iheartcraftythings) another fun one for homeschool students using white feathers, a foam cup, and easy geometric shapes for eyes and beak

Toucan  (firstpalette) to colour, cut out and use for crafts; make a 3D paper tree for your birds to perch in; or make your own garden diorama or rainforest diorama; free printable

Flamingo – face mask (maskspot); Toucan – face mask; Duck – face mask; free printable

Bird – crafts  (learncreatelove) looks like some great craft ideas here for younger kids – albatross, eagle, blue jay, macaw, chicks, goose, dove, duck, flamingo, heron, hummingbird, kingfisher, oriole, ostrich, parrot, peacock, pelican, toucan, owl; free printable

Owl – scrapbook paper  (frompond) to cut out and use for crafts; very colourful and very cute; free printable

Owl – party gift bags  (partyplanningcenter) and Owl – decorations; fun and cute owls with graduation hats. Also a great teacher appreciation or graduation gift; free printable

Flying Birds – mobile  (canon); Toucan – 3D standing craft; Cockatiel – 3D standing craft; Tropical Screech Owl – 3D standing craft; Barn Owl – 3D standing craft; Peacock – 3D standing craft; Lovebirds – 3D standing craft; Flamingo – 3D standing craft; Macaw – 3D standing craft; free printable

Flamingo – scrapbook paper  (canon) pink flamingos, pineapples, tropical flowers and greenery on white background; Macaws – scrapbook paper red and blue parrots amid tropical flowers and greenery; Toucan – scrapbook paper amid tropical flowers and greenery; Macaws, toucans and hummingbirds – scrapbook paper  smaller birds amid tropical greenery; free printable

Bald eagle – origami  (origami-n-stuff4kids; scroll down) easy – ready to print and fold – design already printed; free printable

Bluebird of happiness – paper toy  (thetoymaker) free printable

Bluebird – 3D toy to make  (toy-a-day) free printable

Paper Feathers – to make  (liagriffith) or use the idea to make your own; members only

Bird – templates  (activityvillage) to cut out and use for crafts; bird – printables bird crafts, games, finger puppets, jokes; members only

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TAKE A TWO-MINUTE HOLIDAY ~ AND BE IN AWE OF OUR CREATOR

God of wonders DVD – listen to the awe in the voices of these scientists who take the Bible seriously. The whole documentary is fabulous but in this short segment, they discuss the wonders of flight. Birds are engineering marvels, compelling evidence for an an incredible Creator… Just think about all the controls inside an airplane needed to fly. All of that is packed inside a tiny bird. The bones of birds are lightweight and virtually hollow. Inside, they are supported by struts and honeycombed with air sacs. They are designed so efficiently that their feathers usually weigh more then their entire skeleton. Feathers are a masterpiece of design, combining strength and lightness. Some birds fly every year between the north pole and the south pole. Each species is specially equipped for their role to man and has a special area of patrol – controlling insects, removing carcasses, keeping seeds under control; keeping rodents in check; others patrol the beaches, keeping them clean. Water birds maintain the proper balance in fish population. The heron in frog and snake control. Graceful, amazing aerodynamic abilities and practical, each bird is a testimony for God’s wisdom and love. Share the wonders of God’s designs with your child.

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BIRDS ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Bird – learn to draw  (1arthouse) a cute little sparrow sitting on a branch in a doodle style with words, I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free, His eye is on the sparrow; free printable

Dove – learn to draw  (1arthouse) flying dove and nest in a doodle style with Bible verse from Genesis 8:11 – And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth; free printable

Owl – learn to draw  (1arthouse) with Bible verse from 1 Kings 3:9 – Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil; Solomon prayed for wisdom; free printable

Peacock – learn to draw  (my-how-to-draw) with tail swept down

Cartoon bird – learn to draw  (my-how-to-draw) standing on a branch

Swan – learn to draw  (samanthasbell) step by step; Toucan – learn to draw using dots; Cardinal – learn to draw using dots; Rooster – learn to draw using dots; Owl – learn to draw using dots; for younger children; free printable

Peacock – learn to draw  (dianahuang) drawing tips

Hummingbird and Flower – learn to draw  (Dover sample); Cardinal – learn to draw; Warbler – learn to draw

Birds – learn to draw  (mondedestitounis) cartoon bird, duck chick; step by step + trace over for younger children; free printable

Bird – drawing activity (Dover sample) bird page border to colour and doodle your own bird pictures inside frame

Activity Village has several learn to draw techniques for birds:

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BIRDS – WRITING PROMPT FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Activity Village story paper; members only

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DID YOU KNOW:  All birds have their own distinctive personalities like humans and other animals. Just ask any pet owner. I once witnessed a small bird grieving for his soul mate so badly that he was at risk of death himself. He completely lost all interest in life, slowly recovering after several weeks, but he was never quite the same after that.

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BIRDS ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Soar Like Eagles – Bible poster  (knowing-Jesus) with Bible verse from Isaiah 40:31 – But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength; they will soar; eagle soaring against lovely misty blue mountain backdrop; free printable

Birds – Bible posters  (crosscards) – peacock, chick, white dove, cardinal; with Bible verse; members only

Matthew 6:26 – Bible poster  (knowing-Jesus) Look at the birds. They don’t harvest or store food in barns, for your Heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you more valuable to Him than they are; showing four different bird scenes; free printable

White Dove – Bible verse card  (kingjamesbibleonline) against a dark blue background with Bible verse from Matthew 28:19 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Pelicans – Bible verse card  against a dark background with Bible verse from Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law; free printable

Pink Flamingo – poster  (craftberrybush) watercolour art with words, ‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out’ on pink and white background; free printable

Owl – poster for kids  (frompond) colourful and cute with words, ‘Let’s Owl be Friends’; in colour or to colour; free printable

Macaw – Bible bookmark  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5 – Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded, and they were created; free printable

FREE Bible bookmark with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; macaw parrot on lime green background; free printable

Flutter the Sparrow – bookmark for kids  (answersingenesis) Flutter and all things big and small were created and are cared for by Jesus. If Jesus cares for sparrows, imagine how much He cares for you; sparrow with twig in its beak on green background, and Bible verse from Colossians 1:16-17 on the back – All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together; free printable

Heron – bookmark  (supercoloring) at the lake; in colour or to colour; free printable

Feather – bookmarks  (bookmarkbee) single, brightly coloured feathers with a gradient effect; Bird – bookmarks  featuring four different birds: dove, eagle, hummingbird, and peacock; add a Bible verse and a note of encouragement on the back; 4 per page; free version is fine

Owl – bookmarks  (activityvillage) add your child’s name and a favourite Bible verse; members only

Owl – one week planner for kids  (frompond) an adorable pale yellow owl with pink hearts on his cheeks and pale blue glasses; free printable

Flamingo – labels  (nametagjungle) add a favourite Bible verse and make your own DIY wallet cards; free printable

Flamingo – gift box  (donteatthepaste) in bright, happy pink, blue and green colours; free printable

Little Bird – gift box  (donteatthepaste) in bright, happy colours – blue sky, tree with pink heart flowers, pink birds; pink, white, green striped sides; free printable

Sweet birds – gift boxes, frames and labels  (fazendoanossafesta) birds standing on birdhouses; in apricot, green, beige and brown tones on sweet tiny roses background; free printable

Owl – school labels  (worldlabels) blue and green owls on white background; Love birds – labels sweet little pink birds with pink hearts; Birdie – labels in Autumn tones; add your child’s name; or add a favourite Bible verse and make your own DIY Bible wallet cards or DIY stickers; free printable

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BIRD IMAGES

Pink Flamingos in the wild  photos from Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Bird – photos  (duckduckgo)

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MORE CREATIVE IDEAS

Send a photo of some of your pet birds or local wild birds and find out some information about them. Remember to give glory to God as designer for their incredible features. Or add a favourite Bible verse to a bird image and make your own:

Bible Poster or Bible Verse Card
Bible Bookmark – add your child’s name
Bible Note Cards
Bible Wallet Cards
Bible Stickers
Bible Board Game
Stationery
Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers for your homeschool students. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.

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BIRD ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Macaw – Bible note cards  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5 – Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded, and they were created; free printable

FREE Bible note cards with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; macaw parrot on lime green background; free printable

Flamingo in rainforest – pop up card  (canon) to make; lovely; pretty colours; Pink flamingo – pop up card  in rainforest; Bluebirds – pop up card to make with heart; Flamingo – lined stationery  with tropical flowers and greenery; header and footer on pale pink background; and matching envelope; free printable

Owl – stationery  (kidscanhavefun; pdf) our girls will love these 3 cute little owls (blue, green, pink) sitting on a branch with their colourful pink checked border; free printable

Birds – lined stationery  (mondedestitounis) 2 designs – a sweet owl peeking out of a tree with a red bird and red flowers on the ground; rooster with chick; free printable

Red parrot – stationery  (pageborders.org) and blue butterfly in the rainforest jungle; Peacock feathers – stationery in each corner; Feathers – stationery  brightly coloured single feathers around the border; Toucans – stationery and rainforest images around the border; Yellow (rubber) ducks – stationery; Sleepy colourful owls – stationery on top of the page with a blue night border; Chicken and hatching chicks – stationery; White Doves – stationery in opposite corners; Tiny coloured birds – stationery on yellow polka dot background; Lovebirds – stationery  Heart polka dot border, oval frame, cute lovebirds and a birdhouse; free versions are all fine (scroll down to download the free version)

Hummingbird stationery – lined or unlined  (sophia-designs) and soft pink hearts around page; Robin stationery – lined or unlined on soft beige and white snowy background; free printable

Sweet Birds and Bugs – stationery  (pageborders.net) colourful bluebird, chick, owl, bee and butterfly clip art around the page on pale blue and white background with a scalloped edge; free printable

Toucan in the rainforest – stationery  (stationerytree); Sweet yellow (rubber) duck with blue bubbles – stationery; Pink Flamingo – stationery; Green and Pink Sleepy Owls on branch – stationery; Hummingbird and flower – stationery; blank, lined or handwriting; free versions are fine

Peacock – stationery  (sparklebox); Toucan – stationery; Duck on pond – stationery; Birds sitting in trees – stationery  landscape or portrait; free printable

Owls and hearts – lined stationery  (printthistoday) 3 designs; Birds – stationery  (scroll down) plain beige border; two mauve and red decorated birds with matching labels and tags; free printable

Bird – stationery  (freeprintablestationery) small bird clip art in top corner on white background; lined or unlined; free printable

Bird – stationery to colour  (Dover sample)

Floral – notepaper  (printstationery) with two bluebirds; free printable

Bird – lined writing paper  (activityvillage) with clip art – various to choose from – dove, chick, goose, owl, kiwi, rooster; Mother and baby birds – card to colour; Doves about to land – card to colour; members only

Birdhouse – envelope  (figurasdecoupagecutes; scroll down) red and blue birdhouses in a cute country style; free printable

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MORE SCIENCE ABOUT BIRDS (VIDEOS) ~ TAKE A TWO-MINUTE HOLIDAY!

The genius of birds  (flightthegeniusofbirds) professional video clips showing the intricate designs of birds in stunning detail – feathers; embryonic development; skeletal structure; muscles; hummingbird tongue (unbelievable); and a murmuration display.

The Beauty of Pollination  Birds have a very important job to do; fabulous close up photography of hummingbirds as they twirl and dance with flowers; also butterflies, other insects and tiny bats; be in awe of God’s magnificent creation; direct your applause at the end to our Creator. You may like to share this and describe it to your child.

Watch these amazing and graceful hummingbirds in flight! God’s Little Ballerinas are fast, can hover in mid-air, fly backwards and even upside down! This short video examines the science behind hummingbird flight. It will fascinate and delight you. Fill your mind with the wonder of God’s exquisite designs in creation and then describe it to your child.

Baby hummingbird (too cute – I had to include this one) tell your child the heart-warming story of ‘Peeps’, who fell out of his nest, was lovingly nursed back to health, then released back into the wild. When Peeps was still in ‘hospital’, he was taken outside to get nectar from flowers. As Peter sits with Peeps cupped in his hands, Mrs Hummingbird hovers nearby. The baby calls out to mama. The mother comes closer, and then… you won’t believe what happens next! Totally adorable!

Shape-shifting flocks (Murmuration): Two girls out for a late afternoon canoe ride unexpectedly witness a wonderful murmuration treat… enjoy.

Look at these adorable flamingo chicks babies not long hatched and stumbling over Mum’s feet, with their parents, the stunning adults they will become.

And finally, watch this baby robin hatching and then getting a spruce up from a very busy mum… :)

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And tell your child about our wonderful Creator, who made all these incredible designs… don’t forget!  :)

Tell them about Jesus!

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RELATED LINKS

Woodpecker ~ FREE article, colouring pages, puzzles and creative ideas for kids

FREE Woodpecker article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable  FREE Woodpecker poster with Bible verse from Matthew 6:26; free printable

Puffins ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

FREE Bible poster featuring the colourful puffins; Bible verses from Jeremiah 29:13 and Isaiah 40:12; free printable

Penguin ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

FREE Bible poster featuring a cute emperor penguin chick sitting on Dad's feet; Bible verses from Zephaniah 3:17 and Isaiah 40:12; free printable

Spring ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

spring-flower-bulbs

Butterflies ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

Butterfly article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

Ladybugs ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

ladybug

Bugs ~  FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

Bombardier Beetle

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15 thoughts on “Birds ~ Links

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  3. Last week I got to help take a class of middle school children to Wildlife Images in Grants Pass, Oregon, a wildlife rehabilitation facility where they rehabilitate injured wildlife, A large flock of ravens live in the tree tops near the Grizzly bear, black bear and wolf enclosures. The ravens have learned that they can steal food from these animals at feeding time. I was fascinated to learn that many years ago, a raven tried to steal food from the large male grizzly bear who is kept in a separate enclosure. The grizzly killed the raven with one swipe of its large paw. That knowledge has been passed on from one generation of ravens to the next and the next. Ever since, not a single raven has ever entered that bear’s enclosure. They continue to steal food from the other animals, but they all know to leave that grizzly bear alone. I always thought they just squawked, but apparently they have a way of communicating all their own.

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  4. Great post! I’m going to have to go through this with the kids later this week. I think we all can learn something new about birds here! BTW, thanks for the link! =)

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  5. Amazing! Utterly amazing! The photos and resources make letter-writing a fun, educational, and spiritually uplifting experience.

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    • Wow! Really?! You made my day! That is exactly what I want it to be. To bring glory to God. Our Creator is absolutely MAGNIFICENT! The more I learn about His designs the more my jaw drops. Tonight, I’ve been listening to a PhD creation scientist talking about the complexity of the human genome. I’m definitely going to have to post that one. Thanks for stopping by, Susan. Blessings. :)

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