Seahorse Life Cycle and Parts of the Seahorse – Free Printable

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You are invited to download the seahorse pack – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on ocean-themed activities for your students.

Seahorse Life Cycle Parts of the Seahorse Montessori Printable

Children will learn stages of the seahorse life cycle and parts of the seahorse, 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 ocean activities, explore the ocean biome, or learn about different types of fish in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.

Seahorse Life Cycle Parts of the Seahorse Montessori Printable

This resource contains a seahorse life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of the seahorse printable.

Here is what’s included:

  • Seahorse life cycle poster
  • Seahorse life cycle 3 part cards
  • Seahorselife cycle coloring, cutting and pasting worksheet
  • Seahorse life cycle tracing strips
  • Parts of the seahorse poster
  • Parts of the seahorse poster minus labels
  • Parts of the seahorse labels
  • Parts of the seahorse tracing & independent writing

Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Ocean biome, Fish, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting

Children will be excited to learn about seahorses – small fish in the genus Hippocampus. Hippocampus comes from híppos meaning horse and kámpos meaning sea monster or sea animal.

The seahorse has one of the most fascinating life cycles in the animal kingdom. A female seahorse lays eggs in a pouch called a brood pouch on the father’s abdomen. The eggs remain in the brood pouch for up to 45 days until they are ready to hatch. The new baby seahorses are called fry. After they are born, the frys float in small groups clinging to each other using their tails.

How to use this resource:

Parts of the seahorse – Gather books on seahorses 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 seahorse’s body.

Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the seahorse life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.

Seahorse 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.

Seahorse 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.

Seahorse tracing/labeling 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 invite the child to trace or label parts of the seahorses and seahorse life cycle.

Seahorse Life Cycle Parts of the Seahorse Montessori Printable

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Children’s Books and Resources for Learning about the Ocean

The Ocean Biome Pack

Introduction study of the ocean that contains hands-on resources to teach students about unique aspects of the largest biome on Earth while developing their concentration, logical thinking, comprehension skills, reading and so much more.

Ocean biome bundle

All resources are designed to adapt to each individual student and fit your classroom needs. Students will learn about the main characteristics of the ocean, types of oceans, marine life, and their adaptations, and receive a general introduction.

This list of resources is a great addition to your geography shelves and science display area.

Here is what’s included:

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Please note: This printable is included in the Nature Curriculum in Cards Bundle.

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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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