Are you working on writing a duck themed lesson plan for your Pre-K students? Have you run out of activity ideas yet? If so, you may want to consider using one of the following suggestions to round out your itinerary:
If you want to start your duck unit off with a language arts activity, I would recommend handing out worksheets. They could be used to teach the children vocabulary, handwriting and letter recognition skills. Based on my experience, the Twisty Noodle website has several “D is for Duck” worksheets that you could customize and use. There are also a series of worksheets posted on the Education website that you may find beneficial as well. Among them are the “Matching Rhyming Words”, “Beginning Sounds Match-Up”, “Short Vowel Sounds Worksheet: U” and “ABC Flashcards: D” worksheets.
Math and Sequencing
The same website also has a bevy of math and sequencing worksheets that would be suitable for a duck lesson plan. For instance, you could have the children fine-tune their number recognition skills with the “Color the Number 18”, “Color Two Ducks”, “Number Maze: Help the Dirty Duck!”, “Counting to 10: Help the Mama Duck” and “Tracing Numbers: 4” worksheets. They could also practice counting and adding numbers by completing the “Duck Math”, “Duck Addition”, “Quack Attack” and “Cut and Paste Counting: Ducks” handouts.
Art and Music
Once they’ve finished the math worksheets, you may want to let them get crafty. For instance, you could have them complete the “Color the Spring Things Path”, “Singing Ducks Mandala”, “Watercolor Paint by Number: Duck”, “Color by Number Ducks” and “Duck Coloring Page.” You can generally find all of those art worksheets posted on the Education website.
Afterward, you could have the kids create a duck puppet and use it to act out the “Five Little Ducks” and “I Am a Little Duck” rhymes. As far as the puppets go, there are several templates that you may choose from. For example, the Doc Stoc website features a finger puppet template and the DLTK website has instructions for making stick puppets. You could also opt to have the kids make paper bag puppets with the template posted on the C Bolding website.
Lastly, I’d suggest teaching the children about a duck’s life cycle and anatomy. The Hampton Brown Avenues website has a booklet titled “Hello, Duck!” that you may want to consider using. It contains a great handout that features the life cycle of a duck in pictures. I’d also recommend downloading a copy of the “I’m a Duck” booklet posted on the Region 15 Education Service Center’s website. It contains life cycle sequencing cards, a duck board game and other educational items that you may find helpful.
Source: Personal Experience
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