Macaw Life Cycle and Parts of a Macaw – Free Printable

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You are invited to download the macaw 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 macaw life cycle, parts of a macaw, practice sequencing skills, work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy when exploring the South America unit or learning about exotic birds.

Macaw Life Cycle Parts of a Macaw Free Printable

This resource contains a ‘Macaw life cycle’ poster, worksheet, 3 part cards, and Parts of a Macaw printables.

Macaws have amazingly colorful and impressive plumage. They are the largest type of parrot in the world. The largest species is the Hyacinth macaw. It inhabits the rainforests of Brazil. The habitat of choice is the tropical rainforest. Macaws can be found not only in rainforests. Some prefer other types of forests such as woodland and savannah-like habitats. Types of macaws that are particularly found in South America are the blue and yellow macaws, the scarlet macaw, and the red and green macaws.

Macaw Life Cycle Parts of a Macaw Free Printable

Here is what’s included

  • Macaw life cycle poster
  • Macaw life cycle 3 part cards
  • Macaw life cycle coloring, cutting and pasting worksheet
  • Macaw life cycle tracing strips
  • Parts of a Macaw poster
  • Parts of a Macaw poster minus labels
  • Parts of a Macaw labels
  • Parts of a Macaw tracing

Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: South America Study, Bird Study, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting, Extension work for the parts of a bird Montessori puzzle.

How to Use:

Parts of a Macaw – Gather books on macaws 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 macaw’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.

Macaw Life Cycle Parts of a Macaw Free Printable

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood teacher, the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 11 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. Learn more here. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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