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Little Crocodile Song & Finger play
children 18 months to 6 years old
Print your choice of crocodile puzzle: Stage 1, 2,
3 or 4
* These can be laminated for durability.
* Recycle magnet sheet (from promotional items, like calling
cards) and glue to the back of the puzzle pieces to use metal
surface (refrigerator door and such).
* The animal puzzles are designed to grow with your
We recommend that you include one or a combination of the following
activities prior to using the puzzle:
* Read a book or online
story that has the
animal in the story or is the main character.
Discuss some simple facts about the animal.
Mimic the movements or sounds that the animal might make.
Suggest to the children to give a special name that starts with the first
letter in the animals word. This will make the animal puzzle
more special to the child and reinforce the alphabet letter.
Ask what colors are in the animals body.
1. Alphabet Letter C:
C is for Crocodile
Activities and Printable Materials
2. Music / Finger play:
Five Little Crocodile Song and Finger play
After one of the above activities:
Present the puzzle to the child and allow child to put together
and show briefly the small image on the upper left corner of the
template so the child has a glimpse of the finished puzzle.
* Write letter C in upper and lower case in different places of
the pieces (or letter in your language of choice). Have the
children search for the hidden
letters in the puzzle pieces.
Encourage child to store puzzle away after s/he is done
(see recommendations for storage below)
Tips on how to store the
* Glue or tape the
small image (in the left-upper corner of the template) to an
envelope. You can use those large left-over greeting card envelopes (from Christmas for example)
usually these are bigger or create custom made envelopes by
folding a piece of paper in half, close sides with tape.
Note: We do not recommend plastic zip lock bags
since these are a suffocation hazard to children.
Storage Box Project:
* Use a large shoe box and cover and decorate if you desire with
wrapping paper and/or animal stickers. Place the puzzle in
in the shoe box
without a lid so children can reach and store easily.
Another method is to recycle manila folders and make folder games
and attach the envelop to the folder.
* Encourage children to put the puzzles back in an envelope once
they are done using them, and put back into a special animal
or plastic box. Enjoy the puzzles!
Crocodile Printable Puzzles:
18 months to
to 24 months approx
2+ to 3 years approx
3+ to 4 years approx
4+ to 6 years approx
* Printing the templates
on heavy duty card stock works best
Cut and save the small image in the left upper corner of
the template, refer to the instructions for using this image.
* To make the puzzles more durable cover with clear contact paper.