The idea of this emu puzzle is for the children to fill in the missing parts of the picture on the left by referring to the picture on the right. It's a great way to practise concentration and copying skills, but fun too!
Emus are strange looking birds! They are native to Australia, and are the biggest bird in Australia and the second biggest in the world (the biggest being the ostrich).
Emus have long thin necks and legs and can't fly - but they can run fast! They reach up to 2 metres in height - that's 6 foot 6 inches tall! They can go for a very long period of time without eating, if necessary.
Fun fact: Emus can kick - hard! It is their main defence mechanism.
Our Emu Resources
Here's an acrostic poem printable that's a good starting point for younger children. Can the children write a line starting with each letter in the word 'EMU'? We have blank, lined and illustrated versions to choose from too...
Learn all about the Australian emu, and then use these printable mini booklets to record what you know! Choose from lined or blank booklets and then just click the links below to download and print. You will need instructions for our origami booklets, which you can find here:
This strange looking bird is popular with children - and here's an emu colouring page (with letters spelling out the word underneath the picture) that they can print out and colour in.
You'll find the emu in Australia where they are notorious for stealing food from people's bbqs and picnics! Enjoy this colouring page.
Learn to write the word "emu" with our finger tracing worksheet, and then colour in the picture too!
Can the kids copy the picture of the emu successfully from left grid to right? If they concentrate and take it square by square they should end up with a picture that's very similar!
The children can learn to write the letters for "emu" with this fun worksheet, which also leaves plenty of space for them to write the letters on their own.
Emus are funny looking birds, and that's why kids love them! Use our notebooking pages to write what you've learned about emus. Choose from two designs, and just click on the links below to download printable versions.
Emus are only found in Australia, and are the second biggest bird on the planet (only the ostrich is bigger). Here's a poster of one for you to print and use for projects and displays - for best results print using the borderless settings on your printer.
Looking for a poster which is different from the norm? Look no further. This emu poster is a classic and makes me smile whenever I see it!
We don't expect to see an emu crossing the road in England - I wonder how often it happens in Australia? You could stick a lollipop stick on the back and push the sign into a pot plant for fun! More ideas for using our fuse beads patterns here.
Choose from lined or handwriting versions of our emu story paper. Use to display poetry or story writing, and don't forget to colour the emu...
Here's a short word for younger children to practise - emu! Once they've tried tracing the word, they can colour in the picture too...
The kids can have some fun finding out facts about emus and filling in this worksheet. Choose from colour or black and white.
Do some research and create a factfile on emus using this fun writing page, or maybe try writing a creative story?