Bald Eagle | USA National Bird Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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 symbol.

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 Activities:

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, 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.

Activity: 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 assembly)

Activity: Alphabet Letter E is for Eagle Activities

Review and present letter E eagle theme alphabet lesson plan activities

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 distributing.

Activity: Online 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.