A study of food chains can help children realize how plants and animals are connected and interdependent. Use a small notebook with at least 25 sheets of paper. Draw a clump of earth on the first page. On the next few pages draw a local plant growing gradually. Next, research what kind of insect eats that plant and draw the insect eating the plant. Then draw the kind of bird that might eat the insect, and so on. Be sure to draw the pictures near the edge of the paper where they will show up as you ruffle the pages from front to back to view your fast-action food-chain flipbook.