Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the flamingo pictured on a purple background
“While resting, flamingos face the wind. This stops the wind from penetrating their feathers.”

Welcome to Day 17 of Fun Fact Friday.

Franky sponsors Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts. Franky is a beautifully colored flamingo who appears to be a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him. His book is called Franky, the Finicky Flamingo and it’s available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Have you ever been outside when it was really windy? It’s hard to stand up sometimes. Those of us that live in Florida know hurricane force winds. Those can be really hard to stand up in. Just notice the weatherman that is out in the winds trying to bring us the latest about the storm while we are all indoors some place far away and safe.

Next time there’s some wind outside (it doesn’t have to be a storm), try standing first facing the wind and then turn away. You might discover why flamingos like to face the wind! 🙂

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Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky, a flamingo, pictured on a purple background
                                         “Like other birds, flamingos breathe air with lungs.                                               They hold their breath while feeding under water.”

 

Welcome to Day 16 of Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts!

Flamingos are a lot like us using lungs to breathe air. We have to hold our breaths when we go under water too. Can you imagine eating under water while you’re holding your breath?

Thank goodness, we don’t have to do that!

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Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the flamingo pictured on a purple background for Franky's Fun Flamingo Facts
“Because flamingos have long legs, they can wade into much deeper water than most other birds. Webbed feet help support them on soft mud.”

Day 15 on Fun Fact Friday.

Guess what? I was having so much fun with these fun facts about flamingos that I decided to do an encore. I have a few more fun facts to share with you about flamingos before we switch it up to some other animals that I know you’ll enjoy just as much.

When you go swimming, have you seen the numbers on the sides of the pool? These numbers show how deep the water is in that area.

While flamingos can wade into deep water, you need to stay safe and only swim where an adult tells you that you are allowed. And never, ever, ever swim without an adult there to watch you at all times.

To see what it’s like to have webbed feet, you can put flippers on your feet and walk around the backyard with them on. You might find you have to lift your feet higher than normal to be able to walk.

Franky is the beloved character in the award-winning children’s picture book called Franky the Finicky Flamingo available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the flamingo pictured on a bright purple background
“The flamingo is the national bird of the Bahamas.”

Day 14 and the Final Franky’s Fun Flamingo Fact post (at least for a little while)…

Franky is the pink flamingo in the children’s picture book, Franky the Finicky Flamingo. He seems to be a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him.

There will be more Fun Fact Friday Facts coming from Little Birdie and Tad….so don’t despair!

This is a great Fun Fact to end on. I love the Bahamas and I’m so glad one of my favorite birds is their National Bird!!

Share this Fun Fact with your children and provide paper and crayons or markers or even  paints (if you dare!) for them (and you too!) to paint a National Flag of a mythical country using a flamingo as the main picture. Using you creativity, name your mythical country.

If you have cloth for the children to use to paint on, consider attaching the flag to a stick (once it’s dry, of course).

Then, for additional fun, make up a National Anthem about your new mythical country and march around your house singing the National Anthem while waving the new National flags! Maybe even put the flags in the ground outside your house (if your HOA allows).

If you enjoyed this Fun Fact, please share everywhere on the world wide web so others can have fun making their own Fun Flamingo Country Flag!!

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P.S.–next week, we’ll be starting with a new character on Fun Fact Friday. Stay tuned to see who it will be. Will it be Little Birdie or Tad the Turtle? Who do you want it to be? Post your response in the comments.

Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the Flamingo pictures on a bright purple background
“Flamingo colonies split into breeding groups of up to 50 birds, who then perform a synchronized ritual ‘dance’ whereby they stand together stretching their necks upwards, uttering calls while waving their heads and then flapping their wings.”

Day 13 of Fun Fact Friday with Franky the Flamingo!! Only one more post after this one with Franky. 😦

Franky is a boy flamingo that wears a black bowtie! He’s kind of snazzy like that! He’s the main character in the children’s picture book, Franky the Finicky Flamingo. He appears to be a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him.

Today’s Fun Fact is about a flamingos dance.

Share this Fun Fact with your children and then dance with them like the flamingo. Make your dance really over-the-top with loud calls and head movement and arms flapping.

Then, make up other ways to dance and move around.

You might want to turn on some upbeat music. Turn up the volume and let your spirit soar with no inhibition.

Maybe there’s foot-stomping, or elaborate arm movements, or head bobbing, or hip swaying…whatever your body “feels” the music calling it to do, allow yourself and your children the freedom to move!!

Videotapes are always good on this kind of fun family entertainment.

Share this post on your favorite social media channels so everyone can start dancing!!

Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the flamingo pictures on a bright purple background
“Flamingos are social birds, they live in colonies of sometimes thousands, this helps in avoiding predators, maximizing food intake, and is better for nesting.”

Happy Day 12 of Fun Fact Friday with Franky the Flamingo!

Franky is the lovable character in Franky the Finicky Flamingo, a children’s picture book about a flamingo who appears to be a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him.

We’re almost done with all of our fun facts about flamingos. 😦

I know, I’m sad too, but I’ll look for some more. Or if you know of a resource, please share with me so I can put those together for you and others.

In the meantime, I’ve been developing some more Fun Facts for Fun Fact Friday related to characters from my other books such as Little Birdie’s Birdy Bits by Little Birdie from Little Birdie Grows Up and Tad’s Turtle Tidbits by Tad from A Turtle’s Magical Adventure!

Today’s Fun Fact talks about being a social animal. Humans are social animals too!

Share this Fun Fact with your children and talk about how humans are social, such as the facts that we live in families, we spend holidays with extended family, we go to school in age groups, we play sports in age groups, we do a lot of social activities.

Have your children list more things that are social and then discuss the benefits of these activities and how it would be different if we did them alone.

Please share your results in the comments. I’d love to hear all about them!

And share this post everywhere on social media so everyone can get in on the social fun!!

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Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the flamingo pictured on a bright purple background
“The pink to reddish color of a flamingo’s feathers comes from carotenoids (the pigment that also makes carrots orange) in their diet of plankton, brine shrimp and blue-green algae.”

Day 11 of Fun Fact Friday with Franky the Flamingo!!

Franky is a bright pink flamingo in the children’s picture book, Franky the Finicky Flamingo. He appears to be a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him.

Did you know the fun fact above about flamingos and how their food is connected to their beautiful pink color?

Franky didn’t know that either!!

When you look at plankton, brine shrimp, or blue-green algae none of these things appear to be pink or orange or red, do they?

No!

But, when you cook shrimp, the pink/orange/red color appears. Isn’t that cool? The color was there all along, it just needed a little heat for it to appear.

Try this experiment with your child and take some uncooked shrimp, and draw your child’s attention to its color and then either boil the shrimp or cook it in a pan with some butter and watch the color change. Then, enjoy the delicious treat you just made with your child(ren)!!

Cooking with kids couldn’t be better!

Please share this fun fact and activity on social media, so everyone can enjoy it!

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Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the flamingo pictures on a bright purple background
“The flamingo is a filter-feeder, holding its curved beak upside down in the water it sucks in the muddy water and pushes the mud and silt out the side while tiny hair-like filters along the beak called lamellae sieve food from the water.”

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 10 of Fun Fact Friday with Franky the Flamingo!

Franky is the main character in a children’s picture book called Franky the Finicky Flamingo. He appears to be a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him.

What if you had to eat with water running out of your mouth like a flamingo? That would be kind of messy!!

But, here’s something else you can try with the help of an adult…using a strainer in the sink, try straining different foods such as pasta; fruit; and/or veggies.

Of course, enjoy eating the foods once they’ve been strained!

Now, if you want to have more fun, take a strainer (with your parents’ permission) into the tub and try straining water-proof toys; or take it out to your sandbox and scoop up your toys out of the sand and strain away the sand!

Think of other things that would be fun to strain and give them a try too!

I’d love to hear what you’ve done and even better, if you’d share pictures!! I’m not sure if you can upload a picture to the comment box, but you can send them to me and if you give permission for me to share them, I’ll upload them here on my blog. Just email here

Enjoy your “straining” time!

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Fun Fact Friday with Franky’s Fun Flamingo Facts

Franky the flamingo pictured on a bright purple background
“Quite often flamingos will stand on one leg, with the other tucked under the body. Its not fully understood why they do this but it is believed to conserve body heat.”

Welcome to Day 9 of Fun Fact Friday with Franky the Flamingo!!

Franky is a brightly colored flamingo who appears to be a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him.

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Or know someone who does?

Share this fun book with them and see their eating habits change!

Last week, we tried standing on one foot. How did that go? I’d love to hear what you tried and how it worked out. Please share in the comments below.

If a flamingo tucks his foot up to conserve body heat, what about us–do we feel warmer when our limbs are tucked up close to our body?

Share today’s fun fact and experiment with your children by tucking your legs up close to your body and see if that changes how warm or cool you feel.

Then, try it with your arms tucked up close to your body.

Does one set of limbs tucked up feel warmer or cooler to you than another?

Try tucking ALL of your limbs up close to your body–how do you feel now?

Can you think of other ways to keep yourself warm or cool yourself off?

If you enjoy today’s fun fact and activity, please share with others on your social media channels so everyone can have fun too!!

Hugs!