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Animals Are Growing



Materials:

pictures of various animals showing them from
babies to fully grown (Note: It is best to use only
three pictures for younger children to sequence; increase the
number for older children.)
cardboard or poster board



Instructions:

Find pictures of animals in coloring books, magazines, and catalogues. Place
them on heavy cardboard or poster board and laminate them for durability.
What to Do
1. Place the pictures in the math area.
2. Read a book on the growth of an animal and then engage the children in a
discussion about the growing process.
3. Encourage the children to use the pictures to sequence the animals' growth.
Poem
You're Growing by Eileen Lucas
When I was just a wee little baby So I went to visit my Nan and Pop
My parents said to me, To see what they would say.
"My, how you're growing!" "Come here my child,
Then when it was time to start school Have they been feeding you well?"
My teacher said to me, And before I had the chance to answer,
"My, how you're growing!" They gave me a bowl of cookies.
I went out with my friends one day And then they said,
And guess what they said to me? "Now eat all your cookies
"My, how you're growing!" So Mom and Dad can say,
I was tired of people telling me "My, how you're growing!'"
"My, how you're growing!"
Assessment
Consider the following:
* Can the children see the growth of animals by sequencing the pictures from
babies to fully grown?
* Can the children identify by name the animals in the images?
Book: Learn Every Day About Animals
Center: Library/Book/ ABC Center
Topic: Animals
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Small Group

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