|The Ostrich egg is 8 1/2 inches long and 6 1/2 inches wide.|
We also discussed the variety in the sizes of the eggs, and how, for the most part, that size of the egg depended on the size of the adult, the larger adults having the larger eggs, for example. We also talked about the difference between precocial birds, or birds that can run and feed themselves shortly after hatching and altricial birds or birds that are helpless, blind and usually naked after hatching. The precocial birds tend to lay larger eggs because they develop more in the egg.
Once they painted them, we used them to play a few games. One was cut out and the names of them were put on the back and they could be used like flashcards. The other game was a matching game, matching cut-out ones to one on the page. This was to help them learn to pay attention to details more than it was important for them to know what any kind of egg looked like.