SET-UP: Download the pdf files that show the dance steps for six different
Print out copies of the pdf in multiples of two (you need to make pairs
of each bird to ensure everyone has a partner.
Cut up the printouts as marked, fold them and put them in a hat (or
other container). If your group is an odd number, let the teacher participate.
CHOOSING: Let each student come and take a piece of paper. This will
say what kind of bird to mimic, and include the dance steps.
DANCE!: When everyone is ready, begin doing courtship dances by following
the printed instructions. While dancing, look for someone else doing
the same dance as you. YOU CANNOT TELL ANYONE WHAT KIND OF BIRD YOU
ARE. When you think you've found a partner, go to them and dance even
better! When you feel certain you've found your partner, stop dancing,
and wait for others to finish.
When everyone is done, compare your printout to your partner's. Did
everyone make a good match?