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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, and parts of a macaw, practice sequencing skills, and 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Children’s books about macaws
Macaw - Children's Books
Facts About The Scarlet Macaw
This educational bird picture book presents facts along with full color photographs and carefully chosen words to teach children about the Scarlet Macaw.
Visit the Amazon rain forest to learn about these large parrots and their life in the tree canopy.
Macaws are among the most colorful members of the parrot family. These smart birds live in the rain forest. They use their bony tongues to crack into nuts and seeds.
Facts About the Blue and Gold Macaw
Full color pictures and facts about these gorgeous birds will keep your child engaged from beginning to end.
Colorful birds, macaws are part of the parrot family.
Facts About the Spix Macaw
This educational book presents facts along with beautiful color photographs and carefully chosen words to teach children about the Blue Macaw.
An Amazing Animal Picture Book about Macaw for Kids.
THE COLORFUL MACAWS
Macaw is a type of parrot. They make great pets because they’re beautiful and intelligent, as well.
An Educational Children's Book about Macaw with Fun Facts.
Parrots For Kids Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers
Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Parrots.
Facts About The Greenwing Macaw
This educational kids bird picture book presents facts along with full color photographs and carefully chosen words to teach children about the Greenwing Macaw.
Facts About The Harlequin Macaw
This educational kids bird picture book presents facts along with full color photographs and carefully chosen words to teach children about the Harlequin Macaw.
Parrots for Children
Hettie Brazil writes rhyming stories for parents to read to their children, bonding together and introducing the child to the world. This book includes vibrant photos of different parrots.
The Ultimate Macaw Photo Book
Inside this book are photo collection of high-quality beautiful pictures of macaw birds.
Amazing Facts about Hyacinth Macaws.
You and your child will find pictures of Parrots in short simplified text for children learning to read or those who like picture books.