Koala Hearts Craft | Letter K
Printable Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Australia Day |
|Themes||Instructions and Suggestions||Materials|
> Letter K > K is for
Animals > Mammals > Koala
Colors > Gray
Crafts > Shapes > Hearts Shape Koala
Holidays and Events >
*Jan. 26 > Australia Day
*Feb. 14th > Valentine's Day
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
Multicultural > Australia
Numbers | Math > Counting, Sizing, Sorting
Age group: Older toddlers to early
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.
Young children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a koala (two versions) almost entirely made with heart shapes (except the eyes) and during the process many skills can be addressed. Other printable support materials and links to related activities are provided. Let's get started.
The koala crafts featured are appropriate for a St. Valentine's Day, Australia Day (January 26) or an Exotic Animals Theme.
Activity > Hearts Koala Craft [with body]
Ages 3.5+ (7 pieces - Note: cut eyes and feet hearts together as one piece)
Tell the children they are going to have fun with activities related to a wonderful and fun animal, the koala!
Review your options for printing the craft version of your choice as well assembly options that best meet your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested below:
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Option 1: Print craft color template of your choice help to cut out (children under 4), conduct learning activities below and assemble. Encourage older children to cut out their own templates as much as possible.
Option 2: Print black and white template. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed as above.
Option 3: For large groups or to recycle left over materials.
*Print directly on gray paper or a fun color for a holiday - pink for St. Valentine's.
*Print black & white template on card stock and use as a master
template. Trace the patterns directly on construction paper,
left-over paper, or fun foam to obtain pieces needed.
1. Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the
template if using the color template. Ask the children to
identify the colors they've used to color/decorate the template.
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