Activity

Bird flapping flip book

Summary
Make a two page flip book of a bird flapping.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Lessons activity is in
Materials
  • flip book template for each student (see attachment)
  • pencil for each student

    Procedure

    Print out the template double sided, then cut into three strips. Fold each strip in half into a two page booklet, with a bird on the outside and inside.
    Ask students to draw one wing up on one of the birds in their booklet, and one wing down on the other bird.
    Roll the top page around the pencil, starting from the outside edge and rolling towards the fold of the booklet.

    To make the bird flap, push the pencil inside the rolled page, then move the pencil back and forth rapidly to reveal and hide the top page.
    Our brain links the rapidly switching images so that they look like one bird flapping its wings.

    Attached documents
    Grades taught
    Gr K
    Gr 1
    Gr 2
    Teaching site
    Grandview (¿Uuqinak’uuh) Elementary