Koala Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
| The koala is truly a unique animal that is beloved and recognized the
world over. He is representative of the Land Down Under, the
continent and country of Australia.
Activity > Science & Social Studies > Learn about Koalas
No, koalas are not bears, although they look like toy teddy bears. They carry their young in a pouch, like their "cousins" the kangaroos. Mammals with this special pouch are in a special group called marsupials. Koalas and kangaroos have also some other things in common. They live in Australia, a country and continent, and their names start with letter K. Koalas are "picky eaters," they prefer eucalyptus leaves.
Learn a lot more about koalas at Koala Creature Feature at National Geographic Kids: facts, images, map/geography, video and more.
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) at savethekoalas.com is the principal non-governmental organization dedicated to saving the koala and its habitat.
Activity > Social Studies > Multicultural > Online Tour > Koalas live in Australia
Invite children to take a fun short virtual tour of Australia, home to the koala with Barnaby Bear Goes Down Under at BBC Schools. Australia Day is January 26.
Activities > Alphabet & Crafts > Visit the links in the materials column for alphabet lesson plan and printable crafts.
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle >
Koala > Skills > Problem solving skills, bilingual English and Spanish