Preschool aged children just love to learn about animals! This week we will talk about some animals that live in the cold regions of the world and can incorporate snow and cold weather in as well.
Letter - W (winter)
Color - Grey
What are winter animals? Animals that live in cold areas of the world, or places that stay cold most of the time. These animals are penguins, polar bears, fur seals, and caribou. There are also animals that live in places that are warm sometimes but are cold other times. They are rabbits, foxes and wolves. The animals that have to survive in the cold have thick layers of fat and fur to keep them warm.
How do winter animals, like polar bears, stay warm in the cold?
Thin gloves (like latex)
Large plastic baggie
It is also why we wear more clothing like sweaters and jackets when it is cold outside. The extra layers help to keep our bodies warm.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
And what do you think I saw (echo)
A great big polar bear
He said Sta-and UP! (everyone jump up)
And shake, shake, this way, shake, shake that way (everyone shake)
Shake, shake, this way and then sit down (sit down)
MUSIC & COUNTING
1 little, 2 little 3 little penguins
4 little, 5 little, 6 little penguins
7 little, 8 little, 9 little penuins
10 little penguins in the snow!
10 little, 9 little, 8 little penguins
7 little, 6 little, 5 little penguins
4 little, 3 little, 2 little penguins
1 little penguin in the snow!
(This could be an excellent felt board activity!)
Cotton Ball Bunnies!
White Construction Paper
White Cotton Balls
Print out the TEMPLATE. Cut out as many bunnies as needed. Provide the children with a supply of cotton balls and glue. Talk about how the bunnies are white in order to hide in the snow.
The children can help by rolling the balls and then rolling into the coconut. Lots of fun and very messy!
This is just as it sounds! Give the children playdough and have them create animals with it! Great fun.