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Whose Baby?


Magazine pictures of both young and mature animals
Oaktag cards, 6” x 8” (15 cm x 20 cm)
Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman


1. Cut out the pictures of young and mature animals. Glue them on to oak tag cards.
2. The children sit in a circle on the floor; give each child a card.
3. The teacher holds a card first and asks either "Who has my baby?" or "Who has my mother/father?". The child with the correct card brings it up to the teacher to make a match.
4. The game proceeds round-robin fashion with each initiating child asking either "Who has my baby?" or "Who has my mother/father?".
5. Read Are You My Mother?.

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More science: Set out the cards on a table. Children may work at matching the cards during center time.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Animals
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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