Koala Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities - Australia Day
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.
Activity > Science & Social Studies > Learn about Koalas
No, koalas are not bears, although they look like toy teddy bears. They carry their young in a pouch, like their "cousins" the kangaroos. Mammals with this special pouch are in a special group called marsupials. Koalas and kangaroos have also some other things in common. They live in Australia, a country and continent, and their names start with letter K. Koalas are "picky eaters," they prefer eucalyptus leaves. Koalas are an endangered species and currently have a vulnerable status.
Learn a lot more about koalas at Koala Creature Feature at National Geographic Kids: facts, images, map/geography, video and more.
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) at savethekoalas.com is the principal non-governmental organization dedicated to saving the koala and its habitat.
Activities > Alphabet Letter K Koala > Lesson plan and various printable activities for different age levels.
Activities > Koala Crafts > During the assembly of the craft many skills and basic skills will be addressed: color, shapes, numbers, problem solving, scissor skills and more.
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle >
Koala > Skills > Problem solving skills, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online online jigsaw puzzle the children will enjoy featuring a koala. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.
Activity > Koala coloring pages
Coloring pages to practice colors, pre-writing skills and self-expression. Put together a small coloring book or use for a hand puppet. Color, cut out and attach a craft stick behind the image.