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You are invited to download the deer 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 stages of the deer life cycle, parts of a deer, practice sequencing skills, and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy when exploring winter animals, woodland and forest animals, or vertebrates and mammals.
Deer are beautiful animals that live in forests, meadows, and grasslands all around the world. They have a reddish-brown coat, white spots, and pointed antlers. Adult male deer, called bucks, use their antlers to fight for a mate during the breeding season. Female deer, called does give birth to one or two fawns every spring. Deer are herbivores, meaning they eat only plants and can run very fast, which helps them escape from predators. Overall, deer are fascinating creatures that are important to many ecosystems.
Deer can be found all over the world! Some common places they live include North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. In North America, you can find white-tailed deer, mule deer, and elk. In Europe, there are red deer and roe deer. In Asia, you can find sika deer and reindeer. In South America, there are brocket deer and pampas deer. And in Africa, you can find impalas and gazelles, which are also types of deer! Some deer even live in the Arctic tundra, like the caribou.
About Deer life cycle
Deer go through a life cycle that starts with the female giving birth to a baby deer, called a fawn. The fawn will stay with its mother for the first year of its life. As it grows up, it will shed its infant spots and develop adult antlers. Eventually, the deer will reach the age of reproduction and find a mate to have their own offspring. Deer can live up to 15 years in the wild if they avoid predators and stay healthy.
Parts of the deer life cycle
This resource contains a ‘Deer Life Cycle’ poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and Parts of a Deer printables.
I invite you to download today this Deer Activity Pack with Deer Life Cycle, Deer Characteristics and Parts of a Deer printables. These are fun and colorful cards that can be used with your North America or South America Units, Forest or Mammals Study.
Here is what’s included:
- Deer life cycle poster
- Deer life cycle 3 part cards
- Deer life cycle information cards
- Deer life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
- Deer life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of the Deer diagram
- Parts of the Deer booklet (independent writing)
- Parts of the Deer student activity page
- Parts of the Deer labels
- Parts of the Deer tracing & independent writing
- Deer characteristics color poster
- Deer characteristics black line poster
- Deer characteristics mat
- Deer characteristics color cards
- Deer characteristics tracing & coloring student booklet
- Deer characteristics student booklet
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: Woodland animals, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting.
How to Use:
Parts of the deer – Gather books on deer 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 in 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 deer’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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