classroom learned first-handed about guinea fowl when two of my birds attended
class for the day with them. The children know to refer to these
birds as guinea fowl (not guinea hens which are only the female
guineas), and are now able to teach a thing or two to some adults!
The Guineas modeled for students who created paper look-alikes and
decorated paper flowers with insects guineas eat.
Actual guinea fowl feathers were used to represent the wing on each bird. Heads move o peck at bugs. The children were so excited to finally get to take them home a whole month later, after being displayed in the main hall of their school building. Many teachers commented that it was the most colorful bulletin board display in ages. <Grin>
What a great project, topped off with getting their picture in the newspaper. Later they watched keets hatch from eggs in their classroom incubator and the children are now able to identify the difference in a chick and keet.
Chicken eggs were started 7 days prior to the guinea eggs in the same incubator, and the hatch was scheduled to take place during the school week, which it did.
If you are interested in presenting this project to a classroom or young 4H group, please contact me and I will be happy to share the pattern I made with you, and to post a picture of your classroom or group (or child) here when you complete the project.
note the sign in yellow says:
"Kindergarten Students are up to fowl play!"
"We home school, and this made a wonderful home school craft/lesson!" ...LisaND
Dakota and Dustin in North Dakota showing their finished Guinea Fowl projects.
"Great Job, guys", from frit
Dakota's complete school project:
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