Welcome to Kimberly, the rugged northern region of Western Australia. Our intrepid young explorers, Peppy & Lili have encountered a very peculiar native animal. A towering beast of a bird, its long slender neck sits above a large magnificent body covered in dark brown plumage. Its strong dark feet armed with three sharp menacing claws on each side serve as a powerful reminder of its ferocity.

A flightless bird featured prominently in local Aboriginal mythology and folklore, the Emu is no stranger to Australians around the world. It stands proudly side by side the great red kangaroo in the Australian coat of arms. It represents among many things, curiosity, cunningness and ingenuity. Let's find out more about this intriguing cousin of the Ostrich who lives half way across the globe in the land down under!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the 2nd largest bird in world and the amazing rugged Australian terrain from which it comes from. He/She will colour and design a fun poster about the Emu!

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn more about the Emu and some of its peculiar characteristics and also expand his/her understanding of animal diversity in general and those that live in the Australian continent.
  • Develop artistic and design skills through the creation of their own Emu-inspired poster.

Let's go!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the 2nd largest flightless bird in the world the Emu i.e. its habitat, its behaviour and ecology, and other interesting facts about it.

Here's a very interesting video about the reason why some birds have become flightless:

Here's a comprehensive video introducing the characteristics of the Emu by an Australian animal conservationist:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets.

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 printable sheets. One of it is a comic about Peppy and Lili meeting the Emu in Northern West Australia. The second sheet is a fun printable poster for kids to decorate and complete.

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