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You are invited to download the elephant 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 elephant life cycle and parts of an African elephant, practice sequencing skills, and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to refresh your shelf work with animals of the continents activities, explore Africa and the savanna biome, or learn about different types of African animals and vertebrates in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
This resource contains an elephant life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of an African elephant printable.
Here is what’s included:
- Elephant life cycle poster
- Elephant life cycle 3 part cards
- Elephant life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
- Elephant life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of an African elephant poster
- Parts of an African elephant poster minus labels
- Parts of an African elephant labels
- Parts of an African elephant tracing & independent writing
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: Tropical Grasslands, Animals of Africa, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting
How to Use:
Parts of an elephant– Gather books on elephants 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 elephant’s body.
Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the elephant’s life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
Elephant 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.
Elephant 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.
African elephant 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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