Turtle-themed activities for preschool students are a great resource to prepare for those little ones who love turtles. In this printable I included:
- coloring pages
- Parts of a Turtle poster with labels
- poster without labels for pasting/writing parts of a turtle
- pages with label cards
- student ‘Parts of a turtle’ blackline booklet
- ‘t’ is for turtle tracing activity
- prewriting exercise
- eight turtle cards for matching.
Age: Preschool ages 3.5 – 5 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting, Extension work for the parts of a turtle Montessori puzzle
How to Use:
Parts of a turtle – Gather books on turtles for children to explore. Print the posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards. Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards. Introduce the poster – name all parts of the turtle 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 turtle’s body. Print and cut student booklet pages, staple to make a book. Invite the child to color and label each part.
Coloring pages – print on printing paper. Invite the students to color using pastels, crayons, colored pencils, or watercolors.
T is for turtle worksheet and prewriting exercise – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable marker. Invite the child to trace the letter t and exercise lines.
Turtle match-up cards – print on cardstock, cut cards, and then cut each in half. Lay one pile on the table and cards from the second pile below. Invite the child to take one card from the top of the pile and find its half.
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