I happened upon a pretty incredible video that you have to see to believe today — a beluga whale playing fetch!
Now if that doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will. 🙂
I had to share it, and figured I might as well see if I could find some fun stuff about beluga whales for kids to go along with it. So….
Here are a few facts about beluga whales for the kids…
- Beluga whales are also called white whales.
- They are one of the smallest species of whales. Even so, they can still reach 2,000 to 3,000 pounds and 13-20 feet long.
- Beluga whales are mammals, like us.
- Like us, they are very social and like to be around others. They live in small communities called pods.
- Belugas eat fish, crustaceans and worms.
- They live mostly in the Arctic.
- Belugas like to talk and are nicknamed “sea canaries” because they are so vocal. They talk to each other with clicks, clangs and whistles, and can also imitate other sounds they hear.
- Belugas love to play! There are lots of reports of them swimming alongside boats and of playing with objects they find in the water, both in the wild and in captivity.
- They are endangered. They need our help keeping the oceans safe to keep them safe.
And here are some fun crafts about beluga whales
OFLC MOPS has this fun marshmallow beluga craft and some links.
All Kids has a darling sock whale craft.
Leenawee Great Start has a fun and simple Baby Beluga painting project.
The Iowa Farmer’s Wife has a darling paper bag beluga.
The Joy of Sharing has a sweet paper plate beluga craft.
Learn Create Love has a great beluga printable with some more info.
And lastly, thechristinejuang has a free tutorial to make these adorable stuffed belugas.