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Lion Printable Puzzles | Homemade Toy Preschool Printable Activity

Lion Printable Puzzles | Homemade Toy | Preschool Lesson Plan Activities

For children 18 months to 6 years old. Print your choice of Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4

These printable animal puzzles are designed to grow with your child abilities.

Materials:

  • printer
  • paper or card stock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pen or fine tip marker
  • Used envelope for storing the puzzle
  • Optional: laminate

Materials
Lion Printable Puzzle

Stage 1:

18 to 24 months approx

Stage 2:
 
2+ to 3 years approx

Stage 3:

3+ to 4 years approx

Stage 4:
  
4+ to 6 years approx

Letter L Lion Printable Activities
Letter L Lion printable activities
We recommend that you include one or a combination of the following activities prior to using the puzzle:
  1. Read a book that has the animal in the story or is the main character -- related literacy activities in the lion theme.
  2. Discuss some simple facts about the animal > visit this activity > Learn about Lions.
  3. Mimic the movements or sounds that the animal might make - hopping.
  4. 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, for example: Leo the Lion
  5. Ask what colors are in the animals body
After one of the above activities:
  1. 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.
  2. Alphabet practice: Write the letter L l one or two times in each piece and ask the child to search for the hidden letters in the puzzle. Review letter L Lion lesson plan.
  3. Encourage child to store puzzle away after s/he is done (see recommendations for storage below)

Tips on how to store the puzzles:

  • 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.

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