Letter K preschool lessons have so many possibilities: key, kite, king. The obvious first-choice, in my opinion, is the ever-popular KANGAROO. These high-jumping creatures with their sweet faces are so fascinating, tickling the imaginations of youngsters of all ages.
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Our K is for Kangaroo day in preschool this year was so much fun. We did a kangaroo craft, had a kangaroo treasure-hunt and heard some kangaroo stories, too.
Kangaroo Craft for Kids
The craft pictured below is simple but targeted in its purpose: developing cutting skills. So many preschoolers enter kindergarten unable to use a pair of scissors. This problem is something I learned from an experienced Kindergarten teacher. Paula says it puts her class back at least 2 weeks until she can get everyone up to speed, if some of them come in unable to cut. So, one of my goals for my class was that by year-end they would be able to cut things with scissors well. We only have 28 classes per year (I teach home-schooling preschoolers just one day a week.) So, perhaps 10-15 of my lessons require some cutting.
- First, the students colored their kangaroo, joey and pouch.
- Next, cutting cutting cutting.
- Finally, glue-stick three edges of the pouch, leaving the top open.
- After a minute or two, slip the little joey inside!
Tip: Print an extra copy or two of the template just in case of a cutting disaster! The student can start over again (with your help.)
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Video: Baby Kangaroo Jumps out of Pouch
Red Kangaroo by Bill Longshaw on Freedigital Photos
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