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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

    Image Credits

    Animal Movement and Protection Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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