Beak Made for Eating – Animal Adaptations


Hands-on science activity for kids.

Adaptation| Population | Bird beak


Ever wonder why bird beaks come in different sizes, shapes, and colors? Some are flat, some are short, and some are rounded? Well, the short answer is food.

In this awesome hands-on STEM activity for kids, you will learn about bird beaks, adaptation, population, and variation in a population. For example, you’ll learn why a hummingbird would have a hard time eating a burrito. This would be the perfect activity for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

This activity is also perfect for the outdoors, and can easily be done in the schoolyard or the backyard. By taking it outside you will give everyone more room to move.

What is included in this lesson:

  • 3 different bird beak adaptation activities
  • Photos of different bird beaks with a “cheat sheet” of which tools match.
  • Supply list and vocabulary.

🚫 Virtual distance learning

✔️ Social distancing classroom learning

This hands-on lesson would not be good in a virtual setting but could be done in a social distanced classroom setting.


Time to Complete:

30+ minutes


Science, Adaptation




Population, variation in a population, adaptation





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