Turtle Learning Activities – Free Printable

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You are invited to download the Turtle Pack with 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 and when exploring reptiles in your classroom.

Turtle-themed activities for preschool students are a great resource to prepare for those little ones who love turtles. 

Pin Turtle Activities Free Montessori Nature Printable

Children will learn stages of the sea turtle life cycle, and parts of a sea turtle, practice sequencing skills, and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills.

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

here is what’s included

  • Sea turtle life cycle poster
  • Sea turtle life cycle 3 part cards
  • Sea turtle life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
  • Sea turtle life cycle tracing strips
  • Parts of a sea turtle poster
  • Parts of a sea turtle poster minus labels
  • Parts of a sea turtle labels
  • Parts of a sea turtle tracking & independent writing
  • coloring pages
  • 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

Turtle printables for preschool children - parts of a turtle, handwriting practice, coloring pages

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Nature Table,  Reptiles, Ocean, Vertebrates, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting, Extension work for the parts of a turtle Montessori puzzle  

turtle themed printables for kids

How to Use:

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

Sea turtle 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. Present control cards and invite the child to lay stages of the cycle in the correct order.

Sea turtle 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.

Sea turtle 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 a sea turtle and turtle life cycle.

You might like to invite the students to compare the life cycle of the sea turtle with other sea creatures such as crabs. Find turtle life cycle toy figurines for object to picture matching activity here.

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.

turtle themed printables for kids

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, and staple them to make a book. Invite the child to color and label each part.

turtle themed printables for kids

Coloring pages – print on printing paper. Invite the students to color using pastels, crayons, colored pencils, or watercolors.

turtle themed printables for kids

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 themed printables for kids

turtle themed printables for kids

turtle themed printables for kids

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.

Sea turtle life cycle parts of a sea turtle tracing coloring montessori nature free printable

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children’s books AND PRINTABLES about ocean you might find helpful in the classroom

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.

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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 and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 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. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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