Quetzals are found in the highlands of Guatemala and Mexico. For this activity, find a map where you can locate Guatemala and Mexico. You can also use Google Earth and find locations where this beautiful bird lives. What a great opportunity to review colors and describe the differences between the male and female bird (those differences being colors and feather length) - even a chance to touch on science and social studies, too. More information may be found HERE.
Here is a great video that you can share with your students:
To make the art and craft you will need:
5. Piece of a branch or stick
1. Glue gun or craft glue
2. Green pompoms, different sizes
3. Pieces of red and yellow felt
4. Googly eyes
1. Glue the pompoms together
2. Add googly eyes and use the yellow felt for the beak.
5. Glue the bird to the branch / stick.
3. Use the red felt for the front of the bird.
4. Glue the green feather.
6. Prepare the quetzal to sing in your room like this QUETZAL.
Labels: Central America, culture, Guatemala, Quetzal