of Your Pets Riddle Book
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
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Animals > Pets
Pet Care Riddle Book w/ stickers
Animal | Pet observances & events
Online story time > The Perfect Pet and Pick a Pet >
Activity 1 > Online Story
This is a fun story that take children on a visit to a pet shop to find the perfect pet. After reading the story go back and make sure to discuss how would they take care of each pet. Review the resources below.
Activity 2 > Online Activity > Pick a pet
Activity 3 > Learn about Pet Care
Share all the right basic things about taking care of pets This demonstrates to children also to care for their toys which sets the stage for caring for all living things and property.
The most popular pets are: dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, horses, pet birds [canaries, finches, cockatiels, parakeets, and lovebirds], mice, rats and fish.
ASPCA Animaland: The website for kids who love animals!
Children can learn about pet care in Animaland sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The Humane Society
Visit the The Humane Society website for everything you need to know to adopt, train, love, teach, protect your pet. Find pet adoption resources, select a pet who matches your lifestyle, and get advice on caring for your pet.
Activity 4 > Show and Tell About My Special "Pet".
This is a good activity where children can be invited to bring their favorite "pet toy" for show and tell (stuffed teddy bear, lamb, dog, cat, dinosaur, etc.). Children can say anything they want to share about their pet toy they are sharing, and encourage them to say the name of their toy pet.
The parent, educator or child care provider can prepare some questions for children about how the children take care of their special toy pet and then discuss how that pet is taken care off if it was real by using the information in Becky's Taking Care of your Pets story/article.
Alternative activity for preschool & child care facilities: Instead of show & tell, use any toys or images you may have representing pets and ask the children if they have any of these "toy pets" at home and to share how they care for them.
Activity 4 > My First Pet Care Riddle Book
Children love simple riddles.
Riddles are a great way to enhance comprehension and memory.
After reading and discussing basic pet care tips put together a small riddle book with
"stickers", discuss the parts of a book and how many
books have illustrations, practice
numbers 1 through 4 and practice tracing children's first name:
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