You are invited to download the Crab Pack with learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images to create hands-on ocean-themed activities for your students or for exploring invertebrates in your classroom.
Children will learn stages of the crab life cycle, and parts of a crab, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills.
This resource contains a crab life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of a crab printable.
Here is what’s included:
Crab life cycle poster
Crab life cycle 3 part cards
Crab life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
Parts of a carb – Gather books about crabs 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.
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 crab body.
Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the crab life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
Crab life cycle 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. Present control cards and invite the child to lay stages of the cycle in the correct order.
Crab 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.
Crab tracing/labeling 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 invite the child to trace or label parts of a crab and crab life cycle.
You might like to invite the students to compare the life cycle of the crab with other sea creatures.
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