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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Animal Movement and Protection Lesson Plan

Animal Movement and Protection Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about how animals move and how animal protect themselves

Message: Animals move in different ways. Animals use different parts of their bodies to protect themselves from danger.

Book(s):

  • Know About Pet Animals from Books Are Fun Ltd.
  • Know About Farm Animals from Books Are Fun Ltd.
  • Know About Wild Animals from Books Are Fun Ltd.
  • Animal Movement by Jim Flegg
  • Swing, Slither, or Swim: A Book About Animal Movement by Patricia Stockland
  • Do Goldfish Gallop?: A Book About Animal Movement by Michael Dahl
  • Do Donkeys Dance? by Melanie Walsh

Fine Motor Skills:

  • Science pages 12-13 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)
  • Animal Coverings (http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/body-coverings-of-animals/)
  • Animal Body Coverings (http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/animal-body-coverings/)
  • Does It Move on Its Own? (http://www.gscdn.org/library/cms/11/25611.pdf)

Craft/Activity 1: Animal Movement Booklet

Materials

  • Animal movement booklet (http://www.theeducationcenter.com/editorial_content/animals-on-the-go)
  • Blank paper
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Print the animal movement booklet on the blank paper.
  2. Color the pictures.
  3. Follow the directions in the booklet.

Craft/Activity 2: Science Centers 26-37

Gross Motor Skills: Move like different animals. Examples: Gallop like a horse. Hop like a bunny. Slither like a snake. Swim like a fish. Fly like a bird. Crawl like a crab. Roll like a roly poly.

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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