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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Reptiles Lesson Plan

    Reptile Preschool Activities

    Objective: To learn about reptiles

    Message: Reptiles are animals that have dry skin and scales. Reptiles lay eggs. Alligators, crocodiles, lizards, snakes, turtles, and tortoises are reptiles.

    Book(s):

    • Tortoise, Tree Snake, Gator, and Sea Snake: What Is a Reptile? by Brian P. Cleary
    • What’s a Reptile? by Anna Kaspar
    • What Makes a Reptile? by Lynn M. Stone
    • What Is a Reptile by Bobbie Kalman
    • Reptile Babies by Catherine Veitch

    Music: “Have You Ever Seen a Lizard”

    (Tune: “Have You Ever Seen a Lassie”)

    Have you ever seen a lizard, a lizard, a lizard?
    Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in green?
    With green eyes and green nose,
    And green legs and green toes.
    Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in green?

    Repeat using different colors.

    Fine Motor Skills:

    • Science page 8 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)
    • Reptile Worksheet (http://www.education.com/files/87201_87300/87255/critter-classification-reptiles.pdf)
    • Snake Color-by-Numbers Printable (http://www.themes4fun.com/reptiles_theme/free_worksheets/colorful_snake2_worksheet.html)

    Craft/Activity: Pony Bead Snake Craft

    Materials

    • Pipe cleaner
    • Pony beads

    Directions

    1. Twist one end of the pipe cleaner.
    2. Thread the pony beads onto the pipe cleaner.
    3. Twist the other end of the pipe cleaner.

    Craft/Activity 2: Paper Plate Lizard (http://www.kids-funtastic-learning.com/paper-plate-lizard.html)

    Materials

    • Paper plate
    • Toilet paper roll
    • Green and yellow paint
    • Red construction paper
    • Paintbrush
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Directions

    1. Cut the toilet paper roll into two one-inch sections.
    2. Paint the bottom of the paper plate and the toilet paper roll sections green.
    3. Paint the top of the paper plate yellow.
    4. Fold the paper plate in half.
    5. Glue the toilet paper rolls on top of the paper plate to form eyes.
    6. Cut a wiggly tongue from the red construction paper.
    7. Glue the red tongue in the middle of the bottom of the inside of the fold paper plate.

    References

    DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4654-1726-8

    Image Credits

    Reptile Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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