There’s nothing quite like teaching children about the intriguing wildlife that inhabits our planet and seeing their faces light up in amazement!
While they are certainly aware of more common domestic animals, teaching them about a unique bird species that is pink in color is always a lesson filled with curiosity and questions.
These fun-tastic flamingo activities are sure to fire up your class and educate your learners about American flamingoes, Chilean flamingos, and the remaining 4 species of these wild birds.
1. Flamingo Puppets
Bring some tropical fun to your classroom with this adorable flamingo puppet craft! They’re perfect for imaginative play and storytelling surrounding this bird species and conservation efforts.
Required materials include; black and pink card paper, pink craft feathers, googly eyes, scissors, and glue.
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2. Dancing Flamingo Puppet
This activity may be a good choice for lessons focused on flamingos and their conservation status, conservation biology, natural habitats, feeding grounds, and more.
In addition to your usual crafting tools, you’ll require chunky yarn in 2 shades of pink, wooden beads, clear jelly elastic, and wooden chopsticks.
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3. Flamingo Handprint Canvas
Teaching your students about lesser flamingos and waterbird habitats? Help your learners understand more about these unique birds using this handprint flamingo exercise.
If you have a canvas, paint, and baby wipes, you have everything you need to complete this activity!
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4. Paper Plate Flamingo
Do you have spare paper plates lying around? Put them to good use with this paper plate flamingo craft that will help your students learn more about this incredible bird species.
You’ll need paper plates, tissue paper, paint, wiggly eyes, glue, scissors, construction paper, and a paintbrush.
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5. How To Draw A Flamingo
Learn about flamingos in their natural habitat by drawing one step-by-step! To get started with this activity, you’ll need drawing paper, pencils, black markers, and crayons.
While your students are drawing, discuss why conservation efforts for these wild birds are so important.
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6. Flamingo Maze
Fill up some free time in the classroom with this fun flamingo maze that is sure to be a hit with your primary school students! You can access this printable over here.
This activity is ideal to have on hand; especially when teaching students about different bird species.
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7. Cut And Paste Flamingo Craft
Build a flamingo piece by piece. This is another potential choice for a creative outlet when quiet time is needed.
Download hit print, and then stock up on your materials. You will need glue, scissors, and art supplies before this classroom activity is good to go!
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8. Flamingo Heart Spot The Difference
Keep your students sharp with this spot-the-difference challenge. This is a fun game to help your students learn how to pay attention to finer details.
This low-prep challenge only requires the downloadable template and your printer.
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9. Recycled Flamingo
Teach your students the importance of recycling with this activity. Use those old CDs and that bathroom loofah that nobody uses anymore.
Why not throw in a lesson on flamingo conservation efforts while you’re at it?
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10. Dot-To-Dot Flamingo
Connect the dots and let your learners practice their counting while making a cool picture to take home at the same time!
Keep a few of these print-outs on hand when you need a last-minute filler activity. Just a printer and a pencil and you’ll be ready to go.
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11. Flamingo With Glasses Coloring On Page
Let your kids use their imagination and brighten up this printout. For an extra dose of fun, lead an educational class discussion and give this cool guy a name.
Gather your colored markers and pencils with the printouts and your learners will be good to go.
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12. ‘F’ Is For Flamingo Activity
Teaching your students about the alphabet and phonics? This F is for flamingo craft and may be a good choice when going over the letter F. Get the activity started with this F template, flamingo printables, craft foam, a black marker, scissors, and googly eyes.
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13. Flamingo Zoo Cam
Show your kids what real-life captive birds get up to all day. This way you can introduce discussions about captive flamingos in a fun and engaging way! Study their behavior by letting learners ask questions about their food options and other interesting facts.
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14. Flamingo Mothers’ Day Card
Help your little ones make their moms feel extra special with a themed arts and crafts lesson just before Mother’s Day.
With just some colorful markers, glue, construction paper, and pom-poms, your learners will bring a smile to their mom’s face and show them the love and appreciation they deserve!
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15. Cupcake Liner Flamingo
Turn your leftover baking materials into a creative and engaging art activity by using this cupcake liner flamingo as your inspiration.
You’ll need some glue, small googly eyes, at least 2 cupcake liners, and colorful cardstock to get started.
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16. Flamingo Cupcakes
Fill your classroom with an abundance of flamingos by baking these delicious flamingo cupcakes with your students. Introduce them to the world of baking by showing them how to properly measure ingredients, mix the sponge cake batter, and then layer on the icing once baked.
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17. Flamingo Balloon
Have you got a tropical flamingo-themed birthday party coming up? The kids will be so excited to partake in this inflatable flamingo craft. Have the students try their best not to pop the plastic flamingoes while decorating.
All you’ll need are pink balloons and cards, string, sellotape, and a printer to get started.
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18. Flamingo Rock Art
Get your class to participate in a group flamingo road activity. Ask each student to find their favorite rock to decorate. Once you have all the rocks ready to go, fill your school’s driveway or section of pavement for a fun and eye-catching gift to the school.
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19. Flamingo Paper Bag Puppet
Put your students’ lunch bags to good use after break time by recycling them into paper flamingo puppets! Have the flamingo printout ready for your students to cut, color, and glue onto their bags.
Once complete, have your students put together an impromptu puppet show.
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20. Flamingo Origami For Kids
This origami exercise helps your class practice their motor functions in a fun and creative way, and they’ll have something to take home and show mom and dad.
Watch the tutorial and get in some practice before you introduce this activity to your students.
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21. <3 Shaped Flamingo Valentines Card
As Valentines Day approaches, consider making this flamingo card with your learners to present to a friend or loved one. Spread some love by asking them to write a kind message or compliment inside.
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22. Flamingo Dance Party
Let your students have a little fun with this interactive, not to mention- catchy, flamingo dance party song. Get them to show off their best flamingo dance moves while they get rid of some of their excess energy.
Load up this video and hit play to get the party started.
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23. Flamingo Marionette
Create your very own homemade theatre box with this flamingo as your first addition. Add more animals and introduce them with a themed lesson each week so that you can show them off in class.
Keep your students riveted and entertained with cardboard, some string, and a little DIY magic.
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