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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Animal Families and Babies Lesson Plan

    Animal Families and Babies Preschool Activities

    Objective: To learn about animal families and babies

    Book(s):

    • Do Squirrels Swarm? by Michael Dahl
    • Animal Babies on the Farm by Vicky Weber
    • Animal Babies in Rain Forests by Jennifer Schofield
    • Animal Babies in Grasslands by Jennifer Schofield
    • Animal Babies in Polar Lands by Jennifer Schofield
    • Animal Babies by Stephen Cartwright
    • Animal Babies by Bobbie Hamsa
    • Animal Babies from National Geographic Kids
    • Animal Babies ABC by Barbara Knox

    Fine Motor Skills: Science page 15 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)

    Craft/Activity 1: Science Centers 52-61

    Craft/Activity 2:

    • Baby Animal Booklet (http://www.theeducationcenter.com/editorial_content/mother-mother-can-you-find-me)
    • Are You My Mother? worksheet (http://www.education.com/files/212701_212800/212765/are-you-my-mother.pdf)
    • Baby Animals Match-Up (http://www.education.com/files/394501_394600/394573/baby-animal-match-up-worksheet.pdf)
    • Baby Animal Matching 1 (http://www.turtlediary.com/worksheets/science/kindergarten/animals/match-farm-animals-to-their-babies/1.html)
    • Baby Animal Matching 2 (http://www.turtlediary.com/worksheets/science/kindergarten/animals/match-farm-animals-to-their-babies/2.html)
    • Baby Animal Matching 3 (http://www.turtlediary.com/worksheets/science/kindergarten/animals/match-farm-animals-to-their-babies/3.html)
    • Baby Animals Coloring Page (http://www.education.com/files/394501_394600/394565/baby-animals-worksheet.pdf)

    Craft/Activity 3: Animal Groups Coloring Pages

    • Pride of lions (http://d33y93cfm0wb4z.cloudfront.net/Jolanda/Colouring_images/collective-nouns/pride_of_lions.pdf)
    • Gaggle of geese (http://d33y93cfm0wb4z.cloudfront.net/Jolanda/Colouring_images/collective-nouns/gaggle_of_geese.pdf)
    • Flock of birds (http://d33y93cfm0wb4z.cloudfront.net/Jolanda/Colouring_images/collective-nouns/flock_of_birds.pdf)
    • Swarm of bees (http://d33y93cfm0wb4z.cloudfront.net/Jolanda/Colouring_images/collective-nouns/swarm-of-beess.pdf)
    • School of fish (http://d33y93cfm0wb4z.cloudfront.net/Jolanda/Colouring_images/collective-nouns/school_of_fishes.pdf)
    • Herd of elephants (http://d33y93cfm0wb4z.cloudfront.net/Jolanda/Colouring_images/collective-nouns/herd_of_elephants.pdf)

    References

    DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-1-4654-1726-8
    Take It to Your Seat Science Centers, Grades PreK-K. 2005. Evan-Moor Educational Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59673-090-8

    Image Credits

    Animal Families and Babies Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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