FREE Resources and Ideas To Use With Apologia’s “Exploring Creation with Flying Creatures”

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Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day is the first Zoology book in this series. It is also the very first Apologia Science book we have ever used in our home. When we first used this book about 7  years ago, the accompanying journals were not available so I had to do a lot of digging and searching for extras. This post of free resources to use with Apologia’s Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day will save you a ton of time.

Free Resources and Ideas to Use with Apologia's Young Explorer Books - Zoology 1

Description for Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day (from Apologia website):

In this God-honoring study of birds, Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day teaches your child about the glorious design and characteristics of flying creatures, including physical characteristics, nesting habits, flight patterns, and more! Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices. 

After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of chiropterology, which is the study of bats. They will be able to intelligently share with others the value of bats in our world while exposing the misconceptions that most people have regarding these docile creatures of the night. Your children will then investigate entomology, the study of insects. They will learn to scientifically classify insects they find in their yard by a simple glance at their wings and other important characteristics. In addition to designing experiments with flies, crickets, darkling moths, and caterpillars, they will also learn how to attract and catch insects for scientific study.

FREE Printables:

Differences between bees and wasps poster
Insect Symmetry Pages
Sorting/Classifying Worksheets
Insect and Bug Themed Movement Game
Winter bird cut out printables
Build a Bug Game
Label the Insect Writing Activity

Noggins and Nonsense has some beautiful lapbooking pieces she has created for certain chapters:

I love this Bug Theme Unit from 1+1+1=1. This would be great to use to include little ones in your science time. 

FREE Bat Unit Study from Royal Baloo

Free Bat Unit Study

We have some GREAT posts full of ideas and freebies that would be perfect to grab ideas from when using Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day:

FREE Bird Themed Printables and Unit Studies

FREE Butterfly Resources: Lapbooks, Coloring Pages, Unit Studies and More!

Insect Freebies: Notebooking Pages, Lapbooks, Printables and More for Your Bug Lovers has some AMAZING Smokey the Bear Identification Posters:
You can get print copies by contacting your local state forestry department or you can view them online. They are beautiful.
Smokey’s Birds
Smokey’s Butterflies
Smokey’s Insects

Activities and art projects you can do with all ages:
Birds on a Wire Art Project from Rockabye Butterfly
Hatching Butterflies with a free printable by 123Homeschool4Me
How to make a paperbag bird nest from Happy Hooligans
How to make a flying bird decoration from Crafts Ideas for Kids
Honeycomb Craft from

Jimmie Lanely has a really neat John James Audubon Artist Study – this would be great to expand on and include art in your science studies, especially if you have bird and nature lovers in the house!

These adorable crafts from Learn Create Love can be done with the whole family:


Some great projects and book ideas:

Creativity for Kids Sparkle N' Grow Butterfly TerrariumCreativity for Kids Sparkle N’ Grow Butterfly TerrariumDunecraft Blooming Butterfly Bush Science KitDunecraft Blooming Butterfly Bush Science KitSet of 2 Kids DIY Woodshop Bird House and Bird Feeder - Easy To Assemble Activity Sets for ChildrenSet of 2 Kids DIY Woodshop Bird House and Bird Feeder – Easy To Assemble Activity Sets for ChildrenBird Feeder House Kit for Children: Kid DIY Wood Bird Feeder Kit with Paint, Audubon Bird Call Whistle, Bird Field Guide Book by National GeographicBird Feeder House Kit for Children: Kid DIY Wood Bird Feeder Kit with Paint, Audubon Bird Call Whistle, Bird Field Guide Book by National GeographicBirds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)Bird Watching Kids Kit, Book, Binoculars, Bird House Feeder Craft Kit and Birdwatching Book by National GeographicBird Watching Kids Kit, Book, Binoculars, Bird House Feeder Craft Kit and Birdwatching Book by National GeographicNational Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North AmericaNational Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North AmericaEverything Bird: What Kids Really Want to Know about Birds (Kids Faqs)Everything Bird: What Kids Really Want to Know about Birds (Kids Faqs)


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Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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