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You are invited to download the zebra 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.
Zebras are unique African animals with black and white striped coats. There are three different types of zebras: Grevy’s, Plains, and Mountain. Zebras live in herds on grassy plains, and they eat grass, leaves, and bark. They communicate with each other through loud snorts and whinnies. Zebras are herbivores, and their predators include lions, hyenas, and leopards. They can run up to 65 kilometers per hour and have excellent vision and hearing. The stripes on their coats may help protect them from predators and regulate their body temperature.
Zebras give birth to live young after a gestation period of about a year. The mother zebra, or mare, can have a single foal or twins. Foals are born with their stripes, which are unique to each individual. They can stand and walk within an hour of being born. The foal will stay with its mother for about a year, nursing and learning important survival skills. At around 3-4 years old, the zebra reaches maturity and can mate. Zebras typically live for around 25 years in the wild.
Children will learn the stages of the zebra life cycle and parts of a zebra, 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 continents activities, explore Africa and the savanna biome, or learn about different types of African animals and vertebrates in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
This resource contains a zebra life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of a zebra printable.
Here is what’s included:
Zebra life cycle poster
Zebra life cycle 3 part cards
Zebra life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
Parts of a zebra – Gather books on zebras 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 zebra’s body.
Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the zebra’s life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
Zebra life cycle3- 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.
Zebra 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.
Zebra 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.
The Grassland Biome is a learning set containing 3-part cards, description cards, information posters, and research worksheets for students to learn about temperate and tropical grassland biomes. Students will learn about the main characteristics of this ecosystem, and animal and plant adaptations.
The printable features photographic images. The Grassland Biome Printable includes: Information cards: The Grasslands, The Temperate Grasslands, The Tropical Grasslands 3-part cards: 6 Animals of the Temperate Grasslands, 6 Plants of Temperate Grasslands, 6 Regions of the Temperate Grasslands, 6 Animals of the Tropical Grasslands, 6 Plants of Tropical Grasslands, 6 Regions of the Tropical Grasslands Reading practice: Characteristics of the Temperate and Tropical Grasslands, Animal and Plant Adaptations (6 for each type of the grassland) Sorting Activity: Omnivores, Herbivores, and Carnivores Animals of the Savanna (7 animals for each category, self-check letter size card, label cards, and definition cards) The Grassland Biome Research student worksheets Animal and Plant research worksheets 48 pages
This resource contains colored and blackline political maps of Africa with and without labels. It can be used with various age groups and in many different contexts – for coloring, labeling, pinning flags, marking locations, etc. Small strip cards with 58 flags and labels plus capital cities are also included.
Three-part cards with African flags. The corresponding picture cards include the country’s map highlighted with red and the corresponding flag. Encourage your students to practice writing and develop fine motor skills with this blackline option to create a student booklet.
This resource gives students an initial introduction to the continent of Africa. It contains 28 picturesque continent cards with photographs and short commentary. These cards provide a visual presentation of the cultural diversity of the continent, its natural beauty, architecture, and traditions.
Three-part cards with 9 examples of South African Animals for the object-to-image matching activity.
The printable provides a set of cards with photographs of 9 different types of animals included in the Safari South African Animals TOOB – African elephant, lion, lioness, spotted hyena, white rhino, giraffe, zebra, African buffalo, and chacma baboon.
This unit study of Africa contains hands-on resources to teach students about unique aspects of the continent while developing their concentration, logical thinking, comprehension skills, reading and so much more.
Three-part cards are an excellent tool to help interactively learn new vocabulary and spelling. Classified cards can be used to enrich the child’s vocabulary, to develop reading, writing, and classification skills while broadening the child’s knowledge of the world. Create bilingual/multilingual cards for the students in your minority language with ease.
Three-part cards with 10 images for the object to photo-matching activity. The printable features clear real-life photographs. Includes a set of Endangered Animal vocabulary cards – mountain gorilla, giant panda, Bengal tiger, orangutan, black rhinoceros, black spider monkey, Amur leopard, African wild dog, Asian elephant, and a snow leopard.
I decided to make this bingo game printable when I noticed how much children ages 3-6 enjoyed playing bingo with their classmates in my classroom. I picked the most known animals of the seven continents in this one fun game. All images of animals are very clear on the white background.
Did you know that Uganda is one of the few places on Earth where you will find the endangered Mountain Gorilla? If this topic interest you and your little one then get ready some fun. It is hard to find the time to teach your child about the world around them. Luckily, in 40 Facts About, we've made it easy. Our book contains a diverse selection of the most interesting facts, that will provide your child hours of bonding and exploring.
by Marquez Rey Ramirez (Author), Yvetta Douarin (Illustrator)
Come discover how the animals of Africa prepare for bed, How they create their space of serenity. Or, what curious conundrums happen instead. Come along on a journey, where the boisterous and meek share a common space. Follow us on this unique adventure, where irony seems to be commonplace. Galivant with us through a land synonymous with majesty, accompany us for a memorable trek, now that, I can guarantee.
by Dereck and Beverly Joubert (Author), Suzanne Zimbler (Author)
Join this amazing team to learn all about Africa's unique wildlife, including lions, elephants, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, gorillas, rhinos, and so many more! With so many species showcased, this book leaves no grain of sand unturned and no jungle unexplored! Inside you'll find animals of all behaviors, shapes and sizes, from the tiny bombardier beetle to the sneaky desert viper to mischievous monkeys and elusive Ethiopian wolves.
Five-year-old Arinze and his older sister Cheta wait impatiently for school to end. Mommy and Daddy have told them this year they’re going to visit Africa. Arinze and Cheta have never visited Africa, but they’ve grown up listening to their parents talk about the wonders of the great continent.
Kids, welcome to Africa! This is a great picture book that will take you to the beautiful African states and meet the people who call it home. Learn about the sights and sounds of the place. See the animals roaming in the safaris. Learn about the place’s traditions and cultures too. Go ahead and grab a copy today.
From A to Z, stunning color photographs depict everyday life in Nigeria, where the author-photographer grew up—but the images pictured also represent the rich diversity of Africa, and the warm family ties and traditional village life found throughout this vast colorful continent.
by April Graney (Author), Alida Massari (Illustrator)
Ben and his American family live in a hungry ranch house where they are always wanting more. But then they travel far across the world to Kenya and visit the marvelous mud house where George and Mama George live. There, among the mango trees, they discover a marvelous lesson about what it's like to be full of joy instead.
Take your child on a reading adventure with Safari Readers and learn all about Giraffes in this WILD and exciting book series for kids. Packed with ferocious facts, stunning photography and engaging puzzles, your reading safari will be certain to fuel curious young minds and inspire the next generation of nature lovers.
by Marianne Berkes (Author), Jill Dubin (Illustrator)
Learning becomes fun with this book about the Africa savanna! In Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna, amazing artwork will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate ecology, environment and the world around us! The perfect habitat book for kids, Over in the Grasslands teaches early learners about the animals of South Africa, and doubles as a fun, interactive, counting book for kids.
This beautiful book is filled with smiles of every shade and helps little ones understand that even though someone’s skin may be a different color, a smile is universal! This picture book for babies, toddlers and preschoolers features: Charming rhyming text about the beauty of a smile and how a simple smile can show acceptance, kindness & friendship.
by Suzanne Bowman Williams (Author), Evelynn Jeanette (Illustrator)
It All Started in Africa takes young children on a journey through generations of African Americans over the course of history. Children will gain a better understanding of African American history as they engage in the concluding discussion questions. They will be challenged to make life better for themselves and for the people around them. Enter into this exciting, interactive experience all the way to its surprising finale!
Have you ever been to the African Savanna? If you haven't yet, then this is your chance to go! This book will introduce the mammals that live in the African Savanna. There are pictures and select facts that go with each. Having adequate knowledge on animals will shape your child’s appreciation of their natural roles in balancing life on Earth.
Discover the African Animals that roam our beautiful planet - Written by a "Wildlife Expert" from the African Wildlife Foundation Written by Craig Sholley, Senior VP of the African Wildlife Foundation, who worked alongside well-known conservationist Dian Fossey, “The Fantastic World of African Animals” helps children learn to respect and understand the wonders of our natural world. Learning about animals is one of the most recommended subjects for children to be exposed to early on. Books like this stay with kids forever and inspire them to grow into animal lovers and maybe even conservationists!
As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans.