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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

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Animal Families and Babies Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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