Giraffe ~ FREE Article for Kids

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THE INCREDIBLE GIRAFFE ~ BY SPECIAL DESIGN

Before we finish our adventures with the Secrets of the Missing Scrolls, I’ve been having so much fun designing some free printable paper gifts that you are going to love. I just had to give you a sneak peek! :)

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GIRAFFE ~ ARTICLE FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

This is the article that I did for my kids about giraffes. All my articles are designed to give glory to God as Creator; and yay! I found some great giraffe pics under creative commons (check out the too cute adorable little guy with the bottle…) so there is nothing for you to do this time; just download, print and send. Scroll down to the end of this post to read the article text. And stay tuned for some free giraffe colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids and super cute matching giraffe freebies designed exclusively for you by Paper Gifts for Estefany.

Giraffe free printable article for kids giving glory to God as creator

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LAMINATE + SEND AN EXTRA COPY
I laminate all my articles before sending them to my kids, to keep them looking nice. I also send an extra copy for my child’s Compassion teacher, with a post-it note on it to remind them to give it to them.

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OTHER LANGUAGES
This article is also available in French. For other children who are NOT ENGLISH or FRENCH speaking, I also send it to them but make sure I INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT TEXT IN THE LETTER so that it gets translated. Add a short note and some hugs and kisses and that’s an extra letter! If you would like to do this for your child too, you are welcome to ‘copy and paste’ any of my text (scroll down to the bottom of this post).

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DID YOU KNOW:  Baby Giraffe is born feet first, dropping 1.5 metres (5 feet) to the ground, while Mom stands up, keeping a sharp look out. It is good that he was designed by a Creator who knew exactly what He was doing. Imagine what would happen to that beautiful, but fragile newborn neck if he came out head first and was then dropped onto it?!  :o  “It’s a perfect exit… Within minutes the new calf is gracefully standing between the mother’s legs…”

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GIRAFFE ~ COLOURED MAZE FOR KIDS ~  FREE PRINTABLE (A4) 

This free printable giraffe maze for kids matches the free article and looks at some of the incredible design features of the giraffe. It is also available in French. The text says:  Baby giraffe is confused. Someone has told him was not specially designed by God, but has somehow evolved all his incredible features. Help him work his way through the maze to get a drink while he thinks about it. Help him organise his amazing features into a logical order to see if he could somehow survived while he evolved. Remember he has to have been able to survive while he develops only one special feature at a time.

Giraffe free printable maze for kids

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POP QUIZ:
What is the name for a group of giraffes? (If you don’t know it, you’ll never guess…) Click for answer
If a giraffe was standing next to your car, what would you see? Click for answer  :o
And if you leaned out of the car what would you see? Click for answer

THINK SPOT:  In Matthew 6:27 the Lord Jesus asks us, “Which of you by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature (i.e. evolve)?” Good point! I love how the Holy Spirit has anticipated all heresies in advance, including this terrible faith wrecker lie straight from the pit of hell: evil-ution.

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RELATED LINKS

Giraffe – walking tall – by design  (creation.com) fun facts about giraffes from scientists who take the Bible seriously
Giraffe – animals that stand out in a crowd  (creation.com)
Giraffe ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids  including stationery, gift cards, super cute freebies + more

Giraffe Free Printable Note Cards for Kids A4

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ARTICLE TEXT

THE INCREDIBLE GIRAFFE ~ BY SPECIAL DESIGN

DID YOU KNOW: The giraffe should die every time it bends down to give its baby a kiss or take a drink of water… ?!

The giraffe lives in Africa. It is a very tall animal, with a long, skinny neck. In order to get blood up to his brain—against gravity—the giraffe needs a BIG powerful heart, with a very powerful pump. But there should be a problem—a  big one—whenever he needs to get a drink. He has to lower his head! So instead of that powerful pump working against gravity, now it is pumping with gravity. His brain should explode! But it does not. So how does he get a drink?! First, he spreads his front legs out to help him balance (like a tripod) then bends down. There are valves up and down the arteries in his neck, which shut off the flow of blood as soon as his head is lowered. One last pump of blood goes into a small sponge under the brain.

As he’s drinking, what happens if he spots a zebra? Nothing. He’s smart enough to figure out they are friendly and keeps on drinking. And knowing that is another miracle. But then what happens if he spots a lion? He is also smart enough to figure out that a lion is definitely a problem! Does he stand up very fast, run five steps and pass out?! No. As soon as he starts to bring his head up, the valves in the arteries open, allowing blood to immediately start flowing again. While that is happening, the sponge squeezes that last pump of blood with oxygen in it up into his brain. The valves in the veins along his neck close. By the time he is up and running away from the lion, he is fine and his blood pressure is just fine. 

Sadly, many people have been persuaded to think this incredible design took millions of years and happened all by itself. But ALL these sophisticated and complex components had to be there AND working correctly from the very first giraffe… or he would be dead! Like everything else that God made, these beautiful creatures were carefully planned and perfectly designed by the Master Designer in the very first week of history when the world was made. Have a look in your Bible in Genesis chapter 1, and see if you can work out when God made all the animals that live on land*. God also created every kind of creature to reproduce after its own KIND. When giraffes have a baby, it will not be a cow, a sheep, or a monkey. It will be a baby giraffe. God created so many wonderful things for us to care for and enjoy. Things that are beautiful…. intricate… mysterious… perfect. To teach us about Him. To show us how wonderful, magnificent, wise and powerful He is. So that we will worship Him. Jesus! God the Creator!

DID YOU ALSO KNOW?

A male giraffe is called a ‘bull’. His heart can be up to 56 cm (22 inches) long. Wow! A giraffe’s neck is 2.5m long, weighs 225 kg and has 7 bones in it. A giraffe’s lung is 8 times the size of ours, yet they breathe much slower than we do. The giraffe’s tough skin has been studied by NASA scientists to help them design better astronaut suits. Baby giraffe is 70kg and already as tall as a man. It is born feet first, dropping 1.5m—nearly 5 feet—while Mum stands up. Giraffes make excellent security guards for other animals. They stand tall, have sharp eyes and are naturally inquisitive. Not to mention their tough skin, long stride and deadly rear hoof! Not too many predators are going to argue with that! And just look at the colour of that tongue! ☺

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Information from: creation.com ~ a fabulous site with lots of scientific information from a Biblical perspective. Written by Ph.D. scientists (previously evolutionists) who have come to believe that God says what He means and means what He says. Got questions about God? This is where you will find real answers. Like me, they are all about reinforcing the authority of Scripture and giving glory to God as designer. We CAN and MUST take God’s Word seriously. God takes Himself seriously and expects us to take Him seriously, too.

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And when you write to your Compassion child, don’t forget to tell them about our awesome Creator who designed these incredible creatures…  :)

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12 thoughts on “Giraffe ~ FREE Article for Kids

  1. Nice work on giraffes. I used to collect giraffes, but stopped doing so after a few years. My family and friends got a little carried away with the concept and my home started busting at the seams with them! They are amazing creatures, though. Thx!!

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