Colorful Parrot Stretching Wings
Follow the link below to try your hand – and eye, at an online parrot jigsaw puzzle. There are different skill levels available. Good luck!!
For the Love of Birdies Word Search
PDF file – For the Love of Birdies Word Search
Word Search Fun
PDF File – endangered parrots word search
Bird Poem Cryptogram
Here is an encrypted famous poem with a bird theme. To solve it, figure out what letter each number stands for. You can use the grid on top to keep track of the substitutions. Not every letter may present. I have started you off with three letters and their corresponding numbers. It’s up to you to figure out the rest! The answer is provided at the bottom of this page.
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The Roost Sudoku
To play Sudoku, fill in every empty box with one of the nine letters listed below. Each letter can appear only once in a row, once in a column, and once in a 3 x 3 grid box.
Unscramble the nine letters and answer the following question:
- These cute little African parrots come in many species and colors.
For an extra clue, see if you can find the answer hidden in the puzzle (in a straight line)!
- B D E I L O R S V
For help solving Sudoku puzzles, go to:
Answers to The Roost’s Sudoku can be found at the bottom of this page.
Parrots of the World Word Search
Find all the words in the list forwards, backwards, up, down, and diagonally.
When you are done, the letters which remain uncircled spell out the answer to the following question:
What is our most patriotic parrot?
ANSWERS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
Bird Anatomy Word Puzzle
Find as many bird body part words of three letters or more as you can. Words are made up from letters that are horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent in the grid. You may use each letter only once per word. I found 15 words. How will you do?
(example – locate the word “Cake”)
- 1-5 words: You love birds, but they’re a mystery to you
- 6-9 words: You can find your way around a bird
- 10-13 words: You’re a bird brain (that’s a compliment!)
- 14-15 words: That’s why they call you Leader of the Flock!
Bonus: Three more things birds possess which are not body parts.
Answers can be found at the bottom of this page.
Welcome! We hope you enjoy The Roost’s ‘Fun & Games’ page!
Make some tea, put your feet up, grab a pencil and enjoy an old fashion Search-A-Word – but with a birdie twist! Enjoy!
Sarah Ludick is a contributor for The Roost, including Feather Fun. Here’s Sarah and her birdie, Tigger the Angel
Answers to the Cryptogram
Hope is the thing with feathers
by Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
Answers to The Roost Sudoku Game
Clue Answer: LOVEBIRDS
Answers to the Parrots of the World Word Search
US Military Macaw
African Grey Kea
Blue (and Gold) Lorikeet
Cockatoo Mustached (parakeet)
Gang (Gang) Red-Bellied
Hawkhead Spix (Macaw)
Answers to Bird Anatomy Word Puzzle
Back Ear Tail
Beak Eyes Toes
Breast Leg Tongue
Cere Neck Vent
Crest Nose Wing
Bonus words: Wit, Reason, Song