Bald eagles almost became extinct in America a few years
ago! But many people began to protect the bald eagles from
hunters and other dangers. Because eagles are such responsible
parents, their numbers have been greatly increasing.
A male and female eagle will work together for life to guard a
huge territory against dangerous birds and animals that might
attack their nest.
They build their big nests made of many
heavy sticks high in trees away from
predators. Both female and male eagles sit
on the 2 or 3 eggs for about 35 days to
keep them warm and protected, making an
umbrella with their wings.
The father works extra hard to catch
enough fish to feed the babies and mother.
When the eaglets are old enough to fly, the eagles gives flight
instruction to them and then demonstrate how to fly. They place
food a little ways from the nest to motivate the eaglets to try to
fly, but the parents are always ready to swoop under the babies
to keep them from falling.
When the eaglets are ready to fly, the adult eagle will fly just
ahead of the young, creating an updraft from their wings to help
support the young eaglets. They continue this support until the
eaglets get used to flying by themselves.
From building the nest to empty nest, eagles are wonderful
examples of responsibility!
First to 50 Game
In this gave, each
responsibility in his
turn for naming a
category, such as
black cars, or orange
Then each person
counts as many items
in that category as he
The first one to 50
Each person is
responsible for his
honesty in numbering