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Koala Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Australia Day

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Alphabet > Letter K > K is for Koala

Animals > Mammals > Koala

Holidays and Events >
*Jan. 26 > Australia Day
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month

Multicultural > Australia

Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Age group: Older toddlers to early elementary 

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: Learning 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:  
* Koalas for Kids Pages:
   All About Koalas, and see the Koala Photo Gallery

* Koala Creature Feature at National Geographic:  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 > Alphabet Activities:  Letter K Koala

1.  Visit detailed  Letter K is for Koala lesson plan printable activities

Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle:  Koala 
Skills > Problem solving skills, bilingual English and Spanish

Here is an online online jigsaw puzzle the children will enjoy featuring a koala.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Activity > Koala Printable Crafts
Young children will have fun making easy and fun crafts of a koala.

The koala crafts are appropriate for  Australia Day (January 26) or Exotic Animals Theme. 

 

 


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