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You are invited to download the hedgehog 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 hedgehog life cycle, parts of a hedgehog, practice sequencing skills, work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy when exploring winter animals, learning about forest and woodland creatures, or setting up activities to learn about vertebrates and mammals.
This resource contains a ‘Hedgehog life cycle’ poster, worksheet, 3 part cards, and Parts of a Hedgehog printables.
Here is what’s included
- Hedgehog life cycle poster
- Hedgehog life cycle 3 part cards
- Hedgehog life cycle coloring, cutting and pasting worksheet
- Hedgehog life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of a Hedgehog poster
- Parts of a Hedgehog poster minus labels
- Parts of a Hedgehog labels
- Parts of a Hedgehog tracing
Hedgehogs are spiny nocturnal mammals commonly found throughout Europe. Their breeding season starts in May. Most young born in June and July. These animals hibernate during winter which makes them a perfect animal to explore during cold months. Baby hedgehogs are born blind in litters of around 4 to 5 kittens. Their spines start to appear in the first 24 hours.
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: Europe Study, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting.
How to Use:
Parts of a hedgehog – Gather books on hedgehogs 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 hedgehog’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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