Objective: To learn about mammals
Message: Mammals are animals with hair or fur. Mother mammals make milk that baby mammals drink. People are mammals.
- Dolphin, Fox, Hippo, and Ox: What Is a Mammal? by Brian P. Clearly
- Mammals by Kari Schuetz
- Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents by Lita Judge
- Mammals by Melissa Stewart
- It Could Still Be a Mammal by Allan Fowler
- Mammals by Ann O. Squire
- True or False: Mammals by Melvin and Gilda Berger
- Mammal by Penelope Arlon
Music: “Mammals Song” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9SF3WqxM-Q)
Fine Motor Skills:
- Science page 5 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)
- Mammals Worksheet (http://www.education.com/files/87201_87300/87270/critter-classification-mammals.pdf)
Craft/Activity 1: Circle Cat Craft
- Circle cat craft head and body templates (http://www.dltk-kids.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/image/bcirclecat.gif and http://www.dltk-kids.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/image/bcirclecat2.gif)
- Blank paper
- Glue stick
- Print the cat head and body templates onto the paper.
- Cut out the shapes from the templates.
- Glue the shapes together to form a cat.
Optional: Cut the shapes from the templates from construction paper.
Craft/Activity 2: Paper Plate Polar Bear (http://artsymomma.com/2014/02/paper-plate-polar-bear-craft.html)
- Paper plate
- White and black paper
- Cotton balls
- Cut the white paper into two circles.
- Glue the white circles onto the edge of the paper plate.
- Cover the plate and circles with cotton balls.
- Cut the black paper into three large circles and a mouth.
- Cut the white paper into two small circles.
- Glue the white circles on two of the black circles.
- Glue the eyes, nose, and mouth on to paper plate.
- Display the paper plate polar bear.
Craft/Activity 3: Mammal Magazine Collage
- Old magazines
- Blank paper
- Glue or glue stick
- Find pictures of mammals in the magazines.
- Cut out the mammals.
- Glue the mammals onto the blank paper.
- Display the mammal collage.
Shapes Review: BPW page 67
Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-1-4654-1726-8
Mammals Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson