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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Living and Nonliving Things Review Lesson Plan

Living and Nonliving Things Preschool Activities

Objective: To review living and non-living things and to review animals and plants

Message: Living things need food, air, and water to live. Non-living things do not. Animals are living things that need food and water and that move around. Plants are living things that need light and water and that usually live in the ground.


  • Are You Living? A Song About Living and Nonliving Things by Laura Purdie Salas
  • Living Things in My Backyard by Bobbie Kalman

Music: “Living and Nonliving Things” (

Fine Motor Skills:

  • Living and Non-Living Things: Island Adventure Workbook (
  • All Sorts of Living Things Workbook (
  • Science Centers pages 38-51

Cutting Practice: Cut page 39


Let’s Learn to Cut (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996-206-7
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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Living and Nonliving Things Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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