Activity Packets

Cranes around the WorldActivity packets are available through the ICF Communications and Education Department for use in your classroom. Contact ICF for more information at (608) 356-9462, ext. 127, or follow the links below to download PDF versions of the packets.

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Level I: Chick Chat: An Introduction to Cranes (Preschool - 2nd grade)
"Chick Chat" includes information about cranes and a variety of fun activities to excite students about cranes. Activities include a coloring book, crane puppet and puzzles. Activities in the packet can be used either before a field trip or as post-field trip follow-up.

  1. Level 1 Teacher Instructions
  2. Level 1 Student Pages
  3. Level 1 Arap Sang and the Cranes
  4. Level 1 Meg in the Egg Coloring Book

 

Level II: Cranes, Kids and Wetlands: Exploring Cranes and Their Habitats (3 - 5 grade)
"Cranes, Kids and Wetlands" includes information about cranes, their biology, and wetland and prairie ecosystems. A variety of projects will engage students in crane conservation. Activities in the packet can be used either before the field trip or as post-field trip follow-up. 

  1. Level 2 Teacher Instructions
  2. Level 2 Student Pages Unit 1
  3. Level 2 Student Pages Unit 2

 

Level III: Cranes, Communities and Cultures (6 - 8 grade)
"Cranes, Communities and Cultures" includes information about cranes and their biology, information about wetland and prairie ecosystems, and humankind’s role in their protection. The packet also includes activities and follow-up projects.

  1. Level 3 Teacher Instructions
  2. Level 3 Student Pages Unit 1
  3. Level 3 Student Pages Unit 2

 

Level IV: Crane Conservation: Studies in Crane Behavior, Genetic Diversity, and the Linkages between People and Cranes (9 - 12 grade)
"Crane Conservation" includes an introduction to the study of ethology, genetics, the connection between cranes and humans, and information on cranes and their biology. The packet also includes a field guide to crane behavior that will help familiarize students with the unique crane behaviors that they will observe during a field trip to ICF.

  1. Level 4 Teacher Instructions
  2. Level 4 Field Guide
  3. Level 4 Student Pages Unit 1
  4. Level 4 Student Pages Unit 2
  5. Level 4 Student Pages Unit 3

 

Activities in Spanish

  1. ¡Ay Qué Huesos!
  2. ¡Las Grullas También Bailan!
  3. Criaturas Que se Arrastran y Saltan
  4. Formidables Adaptaciones
  5. La Casa de la Grulla
  6. La Grulla de Papel
  7. La Pulsera Grulla
  8. Los Cambios: ¿Buenos o Malos?
  9. Pio Pio y Creciendo
  10. ¿Qué Es una Grulla?
  11. ¿Quién Es Este Pajaro Grande?
  12. Si el Pico te Sirve Jusalo
  13. Usa la Cabeza
  14. Y las Estaciones