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Earthlings A to Z



Materials:

Globe
Library books on animals



Instructions:

1. Set aside one day of the week to be "Meet an Earthling" day, then introduce a different animal each week.
2. Use the following list of "earthlings," or make your own:

A-ant
B-bear
C-cat
D-donkey
E-elephant
F-fish
G-gorilla
H-horse
I-iguana
J-jaguar
K-kangaroo
L-lion
M-mouse
N-newt
O-octopus
P-polar bear
Q-quail
R-rooster
S-seal
T-tiger
U-unicorn
V-vulture
W-whale
X-is in ox
Y-yak
Z-zebra

3. Explain to the children that everyone who lives on the earth is an earthling. We all share the earth and need to learn about it and care for one another. Read a story about an earthling.
4. On the globe, locate where the different earthlings live.

More to do
Alphabet: This activity lends itself to a study or refresher on the letters of the alphabet.
Art: Draw, paint or look in books and magazines for pictures of the earthlings. Hang them up in the room.
Field trip: Take a trip to the zoo. Learn about people who care for animals such as veterinarians, zookeepers, farmers, etc. Invite one of them to come and speak with the children.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Group or Circle Time
Topic: Animals
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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