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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Living Things Lesson Plan

Living Things Activities

Objective: To learn about living things

Message: Living things need food, air, and water to live. Animals, plants, and bugs are living things.

Book(s):

  • Living and Nonliving in the Grasslands by Rebecca Rissman
  • Living and Nonliving in the Rain Forest by Rebecca Rissman
  • Living and Nonliving in the Polar Regions by Rebecca Rissman
  • Living and Nonliving in the Desert by Rebecca Rissman
  • Living and Nonliving in the Mountains by Rebecca Rissman

Music: “Living and Nonliving Things” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_aAkuK_8nQ)

Fine Motor Skills: Science page 4 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)

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Craft/Activity 1: Science Centers 4-13

Craft/Activity 2: Living Things Sorting Cards Worksheet

Materials

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  • Blank paper
  • Living things sorting cards worksheet template (http://www.worksheetplace.com/mf/Living-Things-Sort-Pictures.pdf)
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Print the living things sorting cards worksheet template on a blank sheet of paper.
  2. Color the pictures with the crayons.
  3. Cut the cards apart.
  4. Sort the cards into living and nonliving things.

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

Living Things Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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