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Chimpanzee Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Crafts

Chimpanzee Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Crafts

Young children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a chimpanzee. During the assembly process many skills and educational themes can be addressed. Other printable support materials and links to related activities are provided. Let's get started.

Activity > Learning about Chimpanzees > Endangered

1. Science and social studies objectives:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Identifying an endangered animal: the chimpanzee.
  • 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 chimpanzee and discuss comments.
  • What do they know about chimpanzees..
  • Do they have a favorite story, TV or movie ape character.

2. Discuss some simple facts about apes and the chimpanzee:

  • An ape is a mammal in the group of primates, which includes chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans.
  • Apes do not have tails.
  • They have very flexible hands and feet.
  • Apes live in the forests in Africa and Asia (two continents)
  • The chimpanzee is an ape that lives in African rain forests. They are related to, but smaller than gorillas.
  • Chimpanzees are very intelligent and sometimes use tools to get food.
  • Chimpanzees living in the wild are endangered.
  • We need to take care of apes, because many are critically endangered (review and define) and could become extinct (review and define).
  • People around the world are dedicated to protecting apes and their habitats and unique forests.
  • Online resource > National Geographic Kids > Endangered Apes: mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan, and white-handed gibbon.

Consonant Digraph Ch Chimpanzee printable activities
Activity > Alphabet > Consonant Digraph Ch Chimpanzee printable activities

chimpanzee and baby online jigsaw puzzle
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Chimpanzee and baby
Children will enjoy this fun image. Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Activity > Chimpanzee and apes coloring pages for puppets and display
These coloring pages can be printed on sturdy card stock paper to make puppets. Color, cut out and attach a craft stick to the back.

ape chimpanzee craft at dltk teach

Activity > Printable Ape: Chimpanzee Craft @

All you need is a printer, paper or construction paper, glue stick, scissors and something to color with.

Before craft assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested for the craft which may include: identify colors, number and count the craft templates.

Skills developed during craft assembly: Scissor cutting and coloring are precursors to handwriting, problem solving, fine motor skills.

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