Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted our national bird to be the turkey???
Boy, am I glad we ended up with the bald eagle.
Bald Eagles are pretty awesome. And pretty inspiring, too!
The only thing I find inspiring about the turkey is that it makes me hungry. 🙂
Check out these simple Bald Eagle Crafts you can do this week in celebration of our country’s birthday.
What a festive shirt for the 4th using your Happy Buddy’s hand prints! Check out the instructions at Family Fun.
I Heart Crafty Things shows you how to create this easy peasy Feathery Bird.
I like how these Construction Paper Eagles turned out from Mrs. Jump’s Class.
Learn Create Love has this cute Toilet Paper Roll Hand Print Eagle.
You can make a funny Bald Eagle Balloon over at The Crafty Classroom.
These Edible Eagles from Noble Pig are what prompted me to do this post in the first place!
Aren’t they so clever?! And really simple to put together.
Finally, it’s no wonder the bald eagle is not only our national bird, but also God Himself recognizes it a few times throughout Scripture.
After all, the eagle is a bird who, instead of ducking for cover in a storm, starts flying above the clouds.
Happy Eagle Craft-ing! 🙂
I’ve heard that Franklin wanted the Turkey because Eagles are predators and Turkeys aren’t. It was actually a way of cementing a pacifist position for our country. I don’t mind the Eagle because of how the Bible uses them. Plus, there are times to be militaristic; just we shouldn’t take over others.
Praying for you guys!
While on vacation last week in Alaska, we saw many bald eagles! They truly are magnificent. Thanks for sharing the links–I’m pinning this to my Fall In Kindergarten board, for Patriot Week!