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Alphabet > Letter T
T is for Tiger

> Endangered > MammalsTiger

Holidays and Events >
Jan. or Feb. > Chinese New Year
June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
Dec. 27th > Visit the Zoo Day

Online jigsaw puzzles

Online stories > Animals > Sunil the Stripy Tiger
Age group: Preschool to early elementary 

Activities > Science & Social Studies > Learning about Tigers > Endangered

1.   Science and social studies objectives:
  • Understand that people need to respect animal and plant life, natural resources and habitats.
  • 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 tiger.
  • Identifying at least one endangered animal in your geographical area, country or region.  Learn a few facts about this animal.
  • Ask the children if they have ever seen a real tiger and discuss comments.
  • What do they know about tigers.
  • Do they have a favorite story or book / TV tiger character.

2.  Discuss some simple facts about tigers. 
    Online resource >

     Visit National Geographic Kids > Creature Feature > Tiger | Print the creature card and facts

  • The tiger is a large, very strong mammal with short reddish-orange fur and black stripes.
  • Tigers are carnivores.
  • They live in several parts of Asia but are endangered in all their habitats.  
  • Tigers are the largest of the big cats and are closely related to lions, leopards, and other cats that roar.
  • The tiger is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese zodiac.

Activity > Alphabet Printable Activities:  Letter T is for Tiger

Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle
> Tiger
Skills:  Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun tiger image.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Activity > Online Story time > Sunil the Stripy Tiger
Read and/or print this adorable interactive story of a tiger cub and how he got a bit confused about the "spots" on his fur.

Visit the Tiger theme for related printable activities and crafts.

Online jigsaw puzzle bilingual

Tigers coloring pages

External links:

Creature photo card and facts
National Geographic

Sunil The Stripy Tiger Story printout
BBC Cbeebies

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