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You are invited to download the blue jay pack – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on science activities for your students. Children will learn the stages of the blue jay life cycle and parts of a blue jay, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will be helpful if you plan to refresh your shelf work with spring-themed activities, learning about different types of birds and vertebrates in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
This resource contains a ‘Blue Jay life cycle’ poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and Parts of a Blue Jay printables.
Here is what’s included:
- Blue Jay cycle poster
- Blue Jay life cycle 3 part cards
- Blue Jay life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
- Blue Jay life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of a Blue Jay poster
- Parts of a Blue Jay poster minus labels
- Parts of a Blue Jay labels
- Parts of a Blue Jay tracing
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: North America Study, Bird Unit, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting
How to Use:
Parts of a blue jay – Gather books on birds for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards.
Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards. Velco will come especially handy if you decide to take your work outdoors. Having an additional challenge for little fingers is always welcomed when working with young children!
Present the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the blue jay’s body.
Life Cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
3- part cards – Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to preserve colors and card quality for future use. Place picture cards in a column and invite the children to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word.
Life cycle line art – supply scissors, glue, and coloring pencils. Invite the student to color and cut cards and glue them into the correct sequence.
Tracing and coloring worksheets – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable pen. Invite the child to trace the words and color corresponding images. Alternatively, print pages on regular printing paper and slide them into plastic pockets.
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