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Hummingbirds are nature’s helicopters; they can fly up, down, sideways, backwards, and even hover, using their strong chest muscles to accomplish such feats of aviation.
These small but mighty birds will amaze your student as your student completes our Hummingbirds Lapbook.
Hummingbird Lapbook created by Rose Ann Kuhns and Ami Brainerd.
Hummingbirds Lapbook Information
Here are some sample lessons from the Hummingbirds Lapbook:
What Are Hummingbirds?
Hummingbirds are a family of birds that contain the smallest birds in the world. There all 400 known kinds of hummingbirds, but only 19 of them live in the United States. Hummingbirds get their name from the humming sound their wings make as they fly, not because they hum or sing.
Beaks/Bills – Hummingbirds have an assortment of beaks with different shapes and sizes for eating different types of flowers and fruits.
Tails – Hummingbirds also have a wide variety of tails, some being long and pointy, others being extravagant and shaped like party streamers. Just about all hummingbirds have a total of 10 tail feathers.
Feathers – Hummingbirds are some of the prettiest birds, with feathers that sparkle and change colors depending on how the light hits them. Hummingbird feathers are five times as dense as an average bird’s feathers, giving the hummingbird deep colors.
Gorget – A gorget is the colorful patch on a hummingbird’s throat.
Crests – Some hummingbirds have crests that they puff up at other hummingbirds or predators to give the impression that they’re big and tough, while other hummingbirds use their crest to help show off their beauty.
Feet – Hummingbirds that live in cold places have extra feathers that grow around their feet to help them stay warm.
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Hummingbirds Lapbook Printables
In addition to the research and lessons about hummingbirds, this animal study also includes the following mini-books for your student’s Hummingbirds Lapbook:
- Finding Hummingbirds in the U.S.A. Shutterfold Book
- Hummingbird Diet Matchbook
- Hummingbird Life Cycle T-book
- Hummingbird Migration Simple Fold
- This Is the Way a Hummingbird Flies Simple Fold
- Hummingbird Garden Layer Book
- New Words Flap Book
- Largest and Smallest Hummingbirds Matchbook
- Hummingbird Predators Simple Fold
- Hummingbird Diagram
- Hummingbird Coloring Book Simple Fold
- Compound Words Shutterflap Book
How to Get Started with Your Hummingbirds Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Hummingbirds Lapbook.
- If you want, go to your local library and check out books about hummingbirds.
- Print the Hummingbirds Lapbook.
- Choose and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about the amazing hummingbird.