Young children will have fun learning about the leopard. Other printable support materials and links to related
activities are provided. Let's get started.
Activity 1: Animals > Mammals > Big Cats > Rainforest > Endangered >
Science and social studies objectives:
* Understand that people need to respect animal and plant life,
habitats, natural resources, such as water and air.
* Identify ways people help protect these living things so that they
are not endangered or become extinct.
* Define and understand the terms:
- extinct: to die out, there aren't any left alive
- endangered species: when an animal or plant species is in
danger of becoming extinct.
* Identifying an endangered animal: the
leopard is endangered in Asia and Africa.
* Identifying at least one endangered animal in your geographical
area, country or region. Learn a few basic facts about this
Review the activities and online resources suggested below to prepare and expand on the
Where to start?
Ask children what they know about leopards, or if they have seen
pictures or read stories that have a leopard character. Ask
children if they have heard about endangered animals or extinct
animals, and what these terms mean to them. Keep notes
of their responses.
Basic facts about the leopard:
is large mammal with short yellow or gray fur and black spots
(rosettes). Leopards with very dark fur are called black leopards
panthers. Leopards live in Southern Asia, the Middle East and
Africa. The leopard is endangered
in Africa and Asia. Leopards are carnivores and are closely
related to lions, tigers and jaguars.
We need to take care of leopards, because many species are endangered
and could become extinct.
People around the world are dedicated to
protecting endangered animals and their unique habitats.
Activity 2: Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Leopard
Skills: Problem solving, using the computer mouse.
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun leopard
image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change
cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Activity 3: Alphabet Letter L
Leopard lesson plan printable activities
Activity 4:DLTK's Printable Leopard
L. Alphabet Buddy Craft
you need is a printer, paper or construction paper, glue stick,
scissors and something to color with.
craft assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
for the craft which may include:
1. Math | Colors: Identify colors, shapes. Count and number
the craft templates.
2. Skills developed during craft assembly: Scissor cutting and
coloring (precursors to handwriting), problem solving, and fine motor
Activity 5: Leopard
Coloring Page for Puppet and Display
This coloring page can be printed on sturdy card stock paper to make a
cut out and attach a craft stick to the back. Use the coloring
page for educational display during discussion about the leopard.
L Leopard printable activities
Leopard online jigsaw
L. Alphabet Buddy Craft
Atlas, map or world globe to identify geographical location of leopards.