This bird life cycle wheel craft is a perfect tool if you want to teach your kids about bird life cycle.
It will help little ones visualize the four life cycle phases of a bird: egg, hatching egg, chick, and adult bird. The wheel is part of a bird craft so that the learning process is more fun for preschoolers and older kids.
After we made our first life cycle wheel (the bee life cycle), I was planning on continuing with a butterfly. However, a year later, while creating quite a few bird crafts to add to our spring collection, I thought a bird life cycle wheel should be next in line. As for the butterfly, here it is. Also check out this frog life cycle spinner.
Whether you use this interactive bird life cycle wheel in the classroom as part of a bird unit or for a science center, or you decide to include this educational craft to your homeschooling, it will make an awesome teaching tool and help kids with fine motor skills and creativity.
Bird life cycle wheel craft and activity
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- Bird life cycle printable
- Cardstock paper: white, yellow or orange and two more colors of your choice
- Paper fastener
- Hole punch
How to make a bird life cycle craft
The template comes with two options:
- Option 1: One wheel per page
- Option 2: Two wheels per page
Start by printing the template. You can choose any color for the bird’s body, head and wings. Print the beak on yellow or orange paper and the wheel and eyes on white paper.
Cut out all the patterns.
Glue the beak in the middle of the head.
Glue the eyes above the beak.
Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the bird body. (where marked with a black dot)
Glue the head and body together.
Glue the wings onto the body, one wing on each side of the body.
Use a pencil to make a hole in the middle of the bird wheel. (where marked)
Attach the wheel to the bird with a paper fastener.