Dog Life Cycle And Parts Of a Dog Printable

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You are invited to download the Dog Pack with learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on pet-themed activities for your students or for exploring mammals in your classroom.

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Dog life cycle

Dogs are known as man’s best friend. They make great pets and are loved by kids all around the world. There are many different breeds of dogs, each with their own unique character and behavior. It’s important to teach kids how to properly care for a dog, including feeding, exercising, and giving them love and attention.

Dogs are also known for their loyalty and protectiveness, making them great companions for kids and families. However, it’s important to remember that dogs are animals and can be unpredictable, so teaching kids to always be respectful of them is crucial for everyone’s safety.

The life cycle of a dog is similar to that of most mammals. It begins with the puppy stage where they are born and rely heavily on their mother. As they grow, they go through stages such as teething, learning to walk and run, and developing social skills.

The adult stage is where dogs reach maturity and are able to mate and reproduce. As they age, dogs become seniors, often experiencing health issues and a decrease in mobility. A dog’s life cycle varies depending on its breed, but with proper care and nutrition, it can live a long and happy life.

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Children will learn stages of the dog life cycle, and parts of a dog, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills.

This resource contains a dog life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of a dog printable.

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Here is what’s included:

  • Dog life cycle poster
  • Dog life cycle 3 part cards
  • Dog life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
  • Dog life cycle tracing strips
  • Dog life cycle information cards
  • Parts of a Dog poster
  • Parts of a Dog poster minus labels
  • Parts of a Dog labels
  • Parts of a Dog 3 part cards
  • Parts of a Dog student booklet
  • Parts of a Dog tracing & independent writing

Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Farm, Pets, Mammals, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting

How to use this resource:

Parts of a dog – Gather books about dogs 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 and make their own research. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the dog’s body.

Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the dog’s life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.

Dog 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.

Dog 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.

Dog 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 dog and dog life cycle.

You might like to invite the students to compare the life cycle of the dog with other mammals.

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Pet Resources You Might Find Helpful In Your Classroom

Pets Vocabulary 3 Part Cards – Editable


Three-part cards are an excellent tool to help interactively learn new vocabulary and spelling. Classified cards can be used to enrich the child’s vocabulary and to develop reading, writing, and classification skills while broadening the child’s knowledge of the world. Create bilingual/multilingual cards for the students in your minority language with ease.

There are many various ways you can use this resource in your classroom:

vocabulary wall
display cards
memory game
matching activity
3 part cards
in combination with the moveable alphabet
There are two files included:

1) PDF file in English with
– 40 picture + label cards
– 40 picture cards
– 40 label cards
– 8 pages for tracing
– instructions

2) Editable PowerPoint file. You can edit text and translate it into any language. Create your bilingual/multilingual cards, change font style and size, etc.

Please ensure you have PowerPoint installed on your device. Alternatively, upload the file to Google Slides, translate, and customize it to use in your own language, save, download, and print.

Cards measure:

label and picture card: 12×9.3cm or 4.7″x3.6″
picture card: 8.9×9.3 cm or 3.5″x3.6″
label card: 2.9×9.5 cm or 1.1″x3.6″

Vocabulary featured in the set: Pets, cat, dog, parrot, puppy, bunny, hermit crab, horse, mouse, kitten, ferret, canary, scorpion, snake, rat, hedgehog, fish, gecko, spider, tortoise, hamster, chinchilla, stick insect, snail, frog, pony, parakeet, guinea pig, kennel, cage, aquarium, birdcage, collar, toys, bed, veterinarian, brush, litter box, leash, pet food.

Purchase this resource here or find it on Teachers Pay Teachers

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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