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You are invited to download the polar bear 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 the stages of the polar bear life cycle, and parts of a polar bear, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy when exploring winter animals and when learning about the Arctic.
I am so excited to show these printables to my preschool children as we are going to dive into the North Pole unit. There is something so tender about polar bear mothers and their little cubs.
This resource contains a ‘Polar Bear life cycle’ poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and Parts of a Polar Bear printables.
I absolutely loved the clipart I sourced to create this printable. The artist did an amazing job depicting the fascinating stages of a polar bear’s life. I hope your little ones have a great time learning about those mighty creatures.
Here is what’s included
- Polar Bear life cycle poster
- Polar Bear life cycle 3 part cards
- Polar Bear life cycle information cards
- Polar Bear life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
- Polar Bear life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of a Polar Bear poster
- Parts of a Polar Bear information cards
- Parts of a Polar Bear booklet (independent writing)
- Parts of a Polar Bear poster minus labels
- Parts of a Polar Bear labels
- Parts of a Polar Bear tracing & independent writing
- Polar Bear characteristics color poster
- Polar Bear characteristics black line poster
- Polar Bear characteristics mat
- Polar Bear characteristics color cards
- Polar Bear characteristics tracing & coloring student booklet
- Polar Bear characteristics student booklet
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: The Arctic Study, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting.
How to Use:
Parts of a Polar Bear – Gather books on polar bears 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 polar bear’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.
You might also enjoy The Arctic and Antarctica Preschool Pack
The Arctic and Antarctica learning activity pack for preschool children aged 3-6. The Poles-themed activity pack contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children.
Students will practice phonics, get an introduction to place value, odd & even numbers, work on strengthening their hand muscles with playdough, cutting, and push pinning exercises, work on developing logical thinking with sorting and matching activities, learn about the types of Arctic and Antarctic animals, penguin life cycle, broaden their vocabulary, and so much more.
The printable features true-to-life images and photographs.
Here is what’s included:
- Instructions and activity variations
- Phonics – initial sound cards (pairing letters and pictures)
- Odd and even numbers – cards and student cut and paste worksheet
- Making snowflakes – drawing and pattern activity on creativity
- Aurora – push pinning cards and art project
- Shades of gray color matching cards
- Decimal system – 3 part cards, matching cards and student booklet
- Drawing and Storytelling worksheets
- Animals of the Arctic and Animals of Antarctica – 3 part cards (10 animals for each Pole)
- The Arctic vs. Antarctic animals sorting cards
- Outline of Antarctica for push pinning
- Cutting strips
- Mammal vs. Bird – sorting cards
- Penguin Playdough mats
- Penguin life cycle playdough mats
- Penguin life cycle 3 part cards and student booklet
- Place value numbers pairing cards
- Gross motor dice task cards
- Food chain craft printouts
- Sight words – 10 cards
- Winter geoboard task cards (9 cards) – are also available for free from the Subscriber Library.
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