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Free printable deer themed unit lesson plans, coloring pages: Frozen, Bambi, Rudolph story party ideas


Our backyard bird feeder attracts a lot of feathered and furry friends. And last night, I had a new guest, that pretty mama deer in the photo left! This was surprising because we live in a city but also exciting. We often visit our "deer friends" in their habitat by the lake and it was nice that they came to see us in ours! And being a teacher, what's my first thought? To make any cool experience into lesson plans! This summer, I've been writing a series on story party ideas based on favorite kids books. Today I'll share a deer themed book party and lesson planner, in honor of our deer friend (whom I've named Fauna) and our newest grandson Ezra whose spirit animal is a deer. I'll include cross-curricular lesson plans, book party crafts, games, snacks, free printable deer coloring pages, plus famous literary deer such as Bambi, Sven from Frozen and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! 

Deer-themed story party books and literature-based activities

Stranger in the Woods (Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick) Several inquisitive whitetail deer meet up with a snowman dressed as a bird feeder and happily sample his wares. This book is part of a series of pictures books of animal photography. Here are free printable snowman crafts from the book. Have kids make deer crafts (listed below) and act out the story. 

Bambi, a Life in the Woods and Bambi's Children (Felix Salkin) provided the basis for the Disney cartoon Bambi. Read the books at your story party or view the film (warning: it's quite sad and may  not be suitable for some viewers--raising hand here!) For followup activities, make a woodland animal habitat diorama. See my blog post for habitat diorama crafts and printables. Visit Coloring-Book.info for free printable Disney Bambi coloring pages

Disney Frozen Read the book version or enjoy the Disney Frozen or Frozen 2 movie. It's not exactly reindeer themed but Sven the reindeer certainly plays an important role! Here's an article with free printable Frozen coloring pages. You could make a Frozen diorama, too. 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerRead the Little Golden Book version at your deer themed story party. Next, use these free printable Rudolph coloring pages, from the book and also the Rankin-Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas cartoon. Have kids make up their own book of Rudolph adventures. You can do the same with Frozen or Bambi. Or make up a Frozen, Bambi or Rudolph board game. 

Deer themed phonics, vocabulary and reading lessons

Earlier I made the pun about our deer (dear) friend. Use that in phonics lesson plans on word families and homonyms, which include homophones (words with the same pronunciation but different spelling and meaning) and homographs (words with same spelling regardless of pronunciation and meaning). Here are vocabulary/ spelling words from the unit.

deer, bear, woods, snowman, prey, rabbit, bird, feed, Frozen, reindeer

Here are homonyms to explore from our deer unit:

deer/dear
bear/bare
reed/read
here/hear
red/read
rein/reign/rain
wood/would
fawn/fawn/faun (a baby deer, to bow and scrape, a mythological woodland creature)
book/book (something to read, to plan something)
feed/feed (to give food, a live broadcast)
prey/pray (animals that are food for others, to honor a deity) 

Deer and reindeer themed science and math craft snacks for story party

I always like lesson plans that involve hands-on, interactive activities for kids. And craft snacks (aka edible craft projects) make great hands-on lesson plans. Involve kids in counting and measuring for craft snacks, for preschool and elementary math activities and lesson plans. 

Pretzel deer snack craft: Give each child one small braid pretzel, two broken pretzel halves (antlers), one red M&M (nose) one slightly melted Hershey kiss or Rolo and two edible eyes. Child places kiss on pretzel and presses M&M and eyes into kiss for face and pokes broken pretzels in on top. If it won't stick, use a little chocolate frosting. Or you can omit kiss and just use frosting for face. 

Antler Apples (deer feed and bird seed craft snacks): Our deer friend was drawn to our bird feeder, so why not make bird and deer snacks for animals and kids to enjoy together. Have children dip small pretzel sticks in peanut butter and poke into an apple. Stick raisins to peanut butter on tops of sticks. For bird snacks, mix bird seed, peanut butter or suet, oats, apple peels and raisins and mold into balls. Place in recycled plastic mesh orange bags. Or mold into squares and place in suet feeder. Best of all, attach balls to pretzel rod and poke into the ground. For the kid snack version, substitute bird seed and apple peels for mixed nuts and apple cubes. Add coconut, dried cranberries, dates to taste. 

Science lesson plan extenders, keep a nature journal noting and drawing pictures of who visits your feeder! 

Deer themed games

Animal Antics: Discuss food chain and predator prey relationships. Animals, like deer are "prey animals" and they rely on camouflage to stay hidden from predators. Use these free printable animal camouflage worksheets to make matching games. Then have kids discuss how deer protect themselves in the wild. Children might camouflage costumes and play hide and seek outside, at dusk. 







Free Printable Earth Day lesson plans on ecology, environment, poverty, world hunger


Looking for Earth Day science lesson plans? How about social studies lesson plans to teach students global awareness? Here are activities to show how poverty is rooted in habits that are unfriendly to the environment like pollution, deforestation, destruction of natural resources and rainforest exploitation. . The Hunger Site offers free printable lesson plans to build global awareness. The Hunger Site and partner sites support the rainforest, animals, literacy, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer's and veterans. Clicks and purchases at fair trade stores enable The Hunger Site to donate to those in need around the world.

The Hunger Site and partner sites provide free printable global awareness resources for teachers and homeschoolers. Click the tab "literacy and education." Get free printable ecology and environment lesson plans to teach students about the dangers of global warming, rainforest exploitation, expansionism, imperialism, urban sprawl, pollution, deforestation, water shortage, poverty and hunger. These activities are perfect for Earth Month or Earth Day lesson plans. 

Here are more free printable ecology and environment lesson plans help students explore world hunger, poverty, disease and famine from a social justice perspective. Smithsonian Education offers free printable conservation, ecology and environment activities on pollution, world poverty, famine and disease.  Why Hunger has free activities on natural resources, world hunger, distribution of wealth and poverty.

Feeding Minds helps teachers and students explore world hunger and poverty inside out and provides many free printable educational resources. Rain-tree has free printable rainforest, ecology and environment activities. Students learn about deforestation, wildlife preservation, pollution, depletion of natural resources and more. Eduweb offers students online games and free printable resources to explore the Amazon rainforest and the environment. There are lessons on food webs and natural resources. Teach students about world hunger and poverty in a proactive ways, by building global awareness of natural resources, ecology and environmental science

Free Printable Animal Habitat Activities


For hands-on science lesson plans, you can't beat dioramas. Students explore concepts interactively, making 3-D scenes. Shoebox dioramas (scenes set up inside boxes tilted on their sides) are a good medium. Dioramas help students visualize content. Diorama activities work very well for literature, social studies, animal habitats and life science lesson plans. Use animal habitats dioramas in life science lesson plans to help students understand how creatures interact with their environment.
Animal habitat dioramas can be made with found objects and recyclables. Or here are free printable animal habitats dioramas. Use free printable animal habitat or biomes dioramas for biology and other science lesson plans. Students color, cut and paste and assemble dioramas. Printable dioramas give the added benefit of high success and low failure. Special needs and easily frustrated students can create great looking projects and feel proud of their work.
The American Museum of Natural History has free printable animal habitats dioramas for different biomes. Click each Ology site for different science lesson plans. Look for "make it" and "coloring pages" links. From there, print backgrounds and creatures. Check out printable games and puzzles and lesson plans, too. Crayola has free printable dioramas that are simple enough for preschool lesson plans. Here are free printable animal habitat dioramas of the ocean. Exploring nature hasfree printable animal habitats coloring pages. Students can color and cut out and arrange in 3D shoebox dioramas. Or that could be the backdrop and they could glue plastic animals and plants in the shoebox base.

First Palette, a great teacher/homeschool website, has free printable habitats dioramas: Habitats or biomes include coral reef, African savanna, polar biomes, rainforest and paleolithic dinosaur habitats. Free printable animal coloring pages are available at First Palette too. There are insects, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians in different biomes. Have kids color and place in the proper environment. This teaches sorting, classifying and symbiotic relationships. Have kids explore KPCOFGS--kingdom, phyllum, class, order, family, genus and species--concepts too. Perfect for K-8 science, preschool, homeschool, Montessori and special education.

Free Printable Rango Coloring Pages, Desert Craft Activities


Archaeology is one of the most fascinating branches of science and caves are one of nature's most alluring geological landforms to explore. Caves are a separate biome all their own. They've been used as habitats by animals and people. Bats are cave dwellers and dinosaurs dwelt in caves. Mystics have sought divine enlightenment living as hermits in caves. Ancient people left hieroglyphics on walls of caves, like those at Lascaux, France. Caves yield up a treasure trove of fossils and teach valuable lessons in archaeology and paleontology. Teachers and homeschool families, if you're planning a unit on caves (and you really should) here are free printable lesson plans on cave-related subjects of fossils, bats, archaeology, paleontology, habitats, geology, spelunking and earth science.
The National Parks Service has free printable lessons on the U.S. national park at Carlsbad Cavernsin New Mexico. There's curriculum for elementary school in the free printable booklet About Bats, Caves and Deserts. For middle school students, the NPS Carlsbad Caverns website features free printable archaeology lessons on Caves, Canyons, Cactus and Critters. High school students explore geology, spelunking, Global Positioning Systems and orienteering in the Chihuahuan Desert Lab school. Materials are designed to be used with interpretive visits but some may be used as stand-alone lessons in class. Check out the cool activities on fossils, bats, paleontology and other cave phenomena.
Also from the NPS, are free printable materials on Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. There are free coloring pages, word games, puzzles and lesson plans in the Junior Ranger section. Kids will love the printable Trog Tour booklet (trog is short for super cool fossils called troglodytes) The Making Connections series from Mammoth Cave National Park features books for grades K-3, 4-5 and 6-8. There are 83 pages of free printable paleontology lesson plans for teachers and homeschool parents. And be sure not to let young archaeology students miss the free printable Fossil Identification Guide with coloring pages of fossils to label.
Lascaux Culture has interactive lesson plans on Lascaux cave drawings. Explore paleontology and archaeology with the prehistoric paintings, There are cave maps, images, videos and timelines. The website has interpretive information detailing the images, their purpose and their significance. You can access the site in several languages including English, but the educational "resources" link is available only in French.
Easy Fun School has free cave diorama lesson plan. The diorama is easy to make and uses cheap, household materials.has free printable animal habitat coloring pages. Students can research which animals live or hibernate in caves. This site has other free printable habitats dioramas. Crayola offers a free craft template to show interior cave rock formations.

Cave stalactites grow downward from the ceiling. The word comes from the Greek "to drip" (stalactites resemble icicles). Stalagmites grow up from the cave floor and look like upside down icicles. In Greek, the word means "trickling." Use these activities to demonstrate how stalactites and stalagmites grow. Crystal Cave in Wisconsin offers tours and family activities to explore this famous cave. Here are free printable geology lesson plans on archaeology, paleontology, bats, and fossils.

Free Printable Animal habitats, migration, biodiversity, science lesson plans

To teach students about different animal species, biodiversity, symbiosis, predator-prey relationships, biomes and habitats,  here are free printable animal habitat dioramas.

For hands-on science lesson plans, you can't beat dioramas. Students explore concepts interactively, making 3-D scenes. Shoebox dioramas (scenes set up inside boxes tilted on their sides) are a good medium. Dioramas help students visualize content. Diorama activities work very well for literature, social studies, animal habitats and life science lesson plans. Use animal habitats dioramas in life science lesson plansto help students understand how creatures interact with their environment.
Animal habitat dioramas can be made with found objects and recyclables. Or here are free printable animal habitats dioramas. Use free printable animal habitat or biomes dioramas for biology and other science lesson plans. Students color, cut and paste and assemble dioramas. Printable dioramas give the added benefit of high success and low failure. Special needs and easily frustrated students can create great looking projects and feel proud of their work.
The American Museum of Natural History has free printable animal habitats dioramas for different biomes. Click each Ology site for different science lesson plans. Look for "make it" and "coloring pages" links. From there, print backgrounds and creatures. Check out printable games and puzzles and lesson plans, too. Crayola has free printable dioramas that are simple enough for preschool lesson plans. Here are free printable animal habitat dioramas of the ocean. Exploring nature has free printable animal habitats coloring pages. Students can color and cut out and arrange in 3D shoebox dioramas. Or that could be the backdrop and they could glue plastic animals and plants in the shoebox base.

First Palette, a great teacher/homeschool website, has free printable habitats dioramas: Habitats or biomes include coral reef, African savanna, polar biomes, rainforest and Paleolithic dinosaur habitats. Free printable animal coloring pages are available at First Palette too. There are insects, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians in different biomes. Have kids color and place in the proper environment. This teaches sorting, classifying and symbiotic relationships. Have kids explore KPCOFGS--kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species--concepts too. Perfect for K-8 science, preschool, homeschool, Montessori and special education.

Free Printable Dinosaur Coloring Pages

Hey kids, did you like "The Good Dinosaur" Disney movie? Do you want free printable The Good Dinosaur coloring pages and activities? How about you get a bunch of dinosaur themed craft projects, activities, games, puzzles? Teachers and homeschool parents, here are dinosaur lesson plans and worksheets too. Dinosaurs have been a favorite subject for children for several decades now. Many TV shows and cartoon characters are based on dinosaurs--the original Japanese Godzilla, The Land Before Time, Barney and Baby Bop, Disney Pixar Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and now The Good Dinosaur. Interestingly, though many kids prefer real dinosaurs. So here are free printable coloring pages of realistic dinosaurs. Use these for life science activities and paleontology lessons.
Disney Family has free printable coloring pages from The Good Dinosaur. Scroll around that site for more free printable crafts, recipes and party activities from The Good Dinosaur. Coloring Book has more printables from The Good Dinosaur. For some educational dinosaurs activities, hit Fossil Facts. Get free printable dinosaur coloring pages featuring: Archeopteryx, sauropods, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. Next go to First School for free printable realistic dinosaur coloring pages to use for unit studies on dinosaurs. First-school has handwriting pages on dinosaur names and pictures to color from A-Z. Teach writing, spelling, reading and science activities with favorite dinosaurs from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus. These science activities provide language and etymology connections, as all dinosaur names and paleontology words come from Latin.
For realistic coloring pages, Edupics can't be beat. Print dinosaur coloring pages featuring various dinosaurs in their habitats and environment. There are also free printable dinosaur classification posters. Christian Answers addresses Dinosaurs from a Biblical perspective. Get free printable Bible-based dinosaur coloring pages, worksheets and activities that teach dinosaurs from a Bible based perspective.
The American Museum of Natural History has cool free printable paleontology science activitiesand dinosaurs worksheets. Have kids compare images of dinosaur skeletons to dinosaur pictures. Have them draw fleshed out dinosaurs over the skeleton. Build in some creativity and ask kids to draw from imagination what they think the dinosaurs looked like. For a more hands-on activity, have students mold dinosaur bones in clay, using printable images.

Fisher Price has free printable Imaginext coloring pages of Mattel Dinosaurs characters--D-Rex the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex, Screature, Xtractaurs PINDOWN the triceratops and Xtractaurs Whiplash the stegosaurus Dinosaur. DL-TK Kids has free printable dinosaur crafts, greeting cards, coloring pages, puppet and cross-stitch pattern. Free Kids Crafts has free printable dinosaur crafts. Print Activities has dozens of free printable dinosaur activities, puzzles, games, lesson plans and worksheets. Coloring Book Fun offers free printable realistic dinosaur coloring pages featuring dinosaurs in their habitats. These would make excellent lesson plans. Assign students to color these pages to illustrate a dinosaur timeline, science activities notebook, report or project.

Free Printable Animal Classification Lesson Plans, Taxonomy Lessons

Parents, are you homeschooling your kids are thinking about it? Then you'll want to avail yourself of the many free printable lesson plans and worksheets online. Maybe you're needing resources for science homework help? Here are free printable animal classification charts, worksheets and taxonomy charts and diagrams to use for lesson plans. Animal classification or taxonomy, is a system of organizing creatures according to a hierarchy. It originated in Carolus Linnaeus's Systema Naturae. Creatures are organized by Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species (abbreviated KPCOFGS in science classes). Here are free printable animal classification lesson plans and activities.

Animal classification or taxonomy, is a system of organizing creatures according to a hierarchy. It originated with Carolus Linnaeus's Systema Naturae. Creatures are organized by Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species (abbreviated KPCOFGS in science classes). Here are free printable animal classification lessons and activities.

http://printablekidsworksheets.com/9-science-worksheets/26-animal-worksheets has free printable animal science worksheets.

http://tetuteacher.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/3/6/13362371/classification_worksheets.pdf has a free printable animal classification booklet. 

http://www.eslprintables.com/vocabulary_worksheets/the_animals/animal_classification/ has a page of colorful free printable animal taxonomy lesson plans featuring the KPCOFGS system. 

http://www.tlsbooks.com/classifying6.html has several free printable animal classification worksheets. Click around for other animal science lesson plans to print. 

https://www.havefunteaching.com/worksheets/science-worksheets/animal-worksheets/animals-worksheet-classification offers some printable science worksheets on taxonomy. 

http://printableworksheets.rokkada.com/?dq=Classification%20Of%20Animals%20Of%20Grade%206 This blog has a collection of free printable animal classification worksheets culled from around the web. 

Students learn how animal body coverings determine what animal group the species belongs to. Students learn about animal habitats, biomes, how animals adapt to their environment, how they live, eat, stay warm and reproduce. Students will explore endothermic (warm-blooded) and ectothermic (cold-blooded) animals.

I don't make any money when you click any of these links. Activities include lessons plans, resources, games, coloring pages, activities, writing response lessons, puzzles, worksheets, vocabulary lists, word sorts and diagrams. Use for life science, biology, environmental science or zoology lesson. 

http://www.examiner.com/article/free-printable-animal-classification-worksheets-taxonomy-charts-and-diagrams

Free Printable BP Oil Spill Lesson Plans for Environmental Science


The BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been pouring 5,000-70,000 barrels into the gulf daily for almost a month. Life science, ecologyy, biology, environmental science, earth science and wildlife biology are excellent classes to explore the gulf oil spill.
Students need to study current issues in any class they take. Why keep reteaching the same dull meaningless content, when something of earth shaking proportions is happening right at our doorstep? Students want to know what's happening and going to happen because of the oil spill? How will the oil spill affect the environment, the animal population, our waters, our food supply, our health? Effects of oil spills on wildlife, efforts to clean up the oil spill and contain the damage yield interesting lesson plans for students. Here are some resources including free printable lessons, film clips, activist efforts and teacher materials.
EPA.gov (click here) The Environmental Protection Agency is on the front lines of the oil spill and other issues affecting our ecology and earth. I've linked you to the main page of the EPA for updates on the recent BP gulf oil spill. Click here for a comprehensive resource guide to living green, saving the earth and understanding oil spill and their effects on life on this planet. Click here for lesson plans on oil spills. These lesson plans are based upon the Exxon Valdez oil spill but apply to the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Dawn Dish Soap (click here) has been instrumental in cleaning animals and natural resources after oil spills. Visit this website to learn how the animals are cleaned, what is being done to help and how you can get involved in animal oil spill rescue and clean up.
National Geographic Kids (click here) Kid-friendly activities, lesson plans, games and learning experiences, to help kids understand the BP oil spill, especially its effects on animals, plant life, habitats and biomes of the gulf regions.
Remember, teachers, don't just tell students what happened and leave them hanging. Children are born activists. They will want to do something about the oil spill. Give them ideas and activities to help them respond proactively to the oil spill. These links will help.
For more lesson plans, visit me at www.freelessonplans4u.blogspot.com and www.freeprintablelessonplans.blogspot.com.

Free Printable Zootopia, zoology lessons, Zoo Animal Activities

Did you love Disney Zootopia? Zootopia is an anthropomorphic city, peopled by animals. Here are free printable Disney Zootopia coloring pages from Super Coloring Pages and zoology lesson extensions. Coloring Book Info has more free printable Disney Zootopia coloring pages Here's a blog with free printable Disney Zootopia coloring pages, activity booklet, games and crafts.

Teachers and homeschool parents, you might want to extend the Disney Zootopia fun with zoology learning extensions. Here are free printable zoology lessons from John Ball Zoo. Even if you never visit, the zoology lesson plans can come in handy when teaching animal classification, body coverings, habitats, biomes, biodiversity, predator prey relationships, symbiosis, zoology taxonomy, animal classification and KPCOFGS (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species). Meanwhile fans wait, like Judy and Nick for the slothfully sloth arrival of Zootopia!

Free Printable The Lorax Lesson Plans, Dr Seuss Activities

March is also National Reading Month, kicked off with Read Across America. Use these activities to celebrate with children in classrooms or homeschool.
Start your activities quest at About.com Here are free printable Dr. Seuss activities. Outer-Limit.net has free printable Grinch coloring pages from Dr. Seuss's holiday classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." The Grinch and the Whos of Whoville are some of Dr. Seuss's best-known and most beloved characters. Homeschool Share has many free printable Dr. Seuss worksheets, coloring pages and activities. Lucy Learns has Cat in the Hat coloring pages. There are also printables of The Sneetches, The Lorax, Sam-I-Am and Green Eggs and Ham.
PBS Kids offers free printable Dr. Seuss character coloring pages and activities. The homepage,The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That has a plethora of Seuss-themed lesson plans, games, crafts and puzzles. Lessons cover math, reading, writing and science. Gerald McBoing-Boing, red and blue fishes, Horton Hears a Who and other Seuss characters help kids learn.
Seussville is the homepage for all things Dr. Seuss. This link takes you to the games and activities page, with lots of free printable Seuss goodies. There are printable Earth Day games based on the Lorax, Cat in the Hat counting games, preschool worksheets, coloring pages and gobs more. But don't stop there. Check the Parents and Educators tabs for other educational Seuss activities.


Free Printable Animal Habitat Dioramas, Activities


For hands-on science lesson plans, you can't beat dioramas. Students explore concepts interactively, making 3-D scenes. Shoebox dioramas (scenes set up inside boxes tilted on their sides) are a good medium. Dioramas help students visualize content. Diorama activities work very well for literature, social studies, animal habitats and life science lesson plans. Use animal habitats dioramas in life science lesson plansto help students understand how creatures interact with their environment.
Animal habitat dioramas can be made with found objects and recyclables. Or here are free printable animal habitats dioramas. Use free printable animal habitat or biomes dioramas for biology and other science lesson plans. Students color, cut and paste and assemble dioramas. Printable dioramas give the added benefit of high success and low failure. Special needs and easily frustrated students can create great looking projects and feel proud of their work.
The American Museum of Natural History has free printable animal habitats dioramas for different biomes. Click each Ology site for different science lesson plans. Look for "make it" and "coloring pages" links. From there, print backgrounds and creatures. Check out printable games and puzzles and lesson plans, too. Crayola has free printable dioramas that are simple enough for preschool lesson plans. Here are free printable animal habitat dioramas of the ocean. Exploring nature hasfree printable animal habitats coloring pages. Students can color and cut out and arrange in 3D shoebox dioramas. Or that could be the backdrop and they could glue plastic animals and plants in the shoebox base.

First Palette, a great teacher/homeschool website, has free printable habitats dioramas: Habitats or biomes include coral reef, African savanna, polar biomes, rainforest and Paleolithic dinosaur habitats. Free printable animal coloring pages are available at First Palette too. There are insects, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians in different biomes. Have kids color and place in the proper environment. This teaches sorting, classifying and symbiotic relationships. Have kids explore KPCOFGS--kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species--concepts too. Perfect for K-8 science, preschool, homeschool, Montessori and special education.

Free Printable Plant and Animal Alphabet Coloring Pages


Teachers or homeschoolers, are you looking for preschool reading lesson plans? Here are links for free printable animal alphabet coloring pages. Print an entire ABC coloring book of plants and animals. This pdf packet features a coloring page for each letter of the alphabet. The letter outline is filled with images of plants, flowers, vegetables and animals whose names begin with that letter.

The pictures are arranged like hidden picture puzzles. Students color the pictures and list plants and animals they find. There's a free printable animal alphabet answer key to use with the ABC book. It lists all the plants and animals contained in each letter. Some species are less familiar and might research them. 

You'll like A-Z plants and animals booklet for several reasons. The pictures are realistic and artistically drawn. They resemble illuminations in medieval texts. The plants and animals are arranged inside the letter outline like a puzzle.

Hidden pictures stimulate eye development, visual acuity and perception. The animal alphabet booklet can be used in lesson plans beyond reading. Students practice writing, vocabulary, reading, science and art.

Besides coloring pages, they might be used as stencils to decorate a nursery, child's bedroom or classroom. They could be combined into a booklet and displayed at conferences. Animal alphabet coloring pages might be adapted into an ABC book of poetry. It might be used for science worksheets.

These make great adult coloring pages The plants and animals are challenging to name. For example, the letter A includes pictures of an: artichoke, anemone, amaryllis, abalone, albatross, aloe, acorn, addax, archer fish and armadillo.  Here are the links.

http://www.tlsbooks.com/pdf/plantandanimalcoloringpacket.pdf
http://www.tlsbooks.com/plantandanimalcoloringpacketanswerkey.pdf

Free Printable Dinosaur Coloring Pages, Lessons on Dinosaurs


Dinosaurs have been a favorite subject for children for several decades now. Many TV shows and cartoon characters are based on dinosaurs--the original Japanese Godzilla, The Land Before Time, Barney and Baby Bop, Disney Pixar Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and now The Good Dinosaur. Interestingly, though many kids prefer real dinosaurs. So here are free printable coloring pages of realistic dinosaurs. Use these for life science activities and paleontology lessons.

Disney Family has free printable coloring pages from The Good Dinosaur. Scroll around that site for more free printable crafts, recipes and party activities from The Good Dinosaur. Coloring Book has more printables from The Good Dinosaur. For some educational dinosaurs activities, hit Fossil Facts. Get free printable dinosaur coloring pages featuring: Archeopteryx, sauropods, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. 

Next go to First School for free printable realistic dinosaur coloring pages to use for unit studies on dinosaurs. First-school has handwriting pages on dinosaur names and pictures to color from A-Z. Teach writing, spelling, reading and science activities with favorite dinosaurs from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus. These science activities provide language and etymology connections, as all dinosaur names and paleontology words come from Latin.

For realistic coloring pages, Edupics can't be beat. Print dinosaur coloring pages featuring various dinosaurs in their habitats and environment. There are also free printable dinosaur classification posters. Christian Answers addresses Dinosaurs from a Biblical perspective. Get free printable Bible-based dinosaur coloring pages, worksheets and activities that teach dinosaurs from a Bible based perspective.

The American Museum of Natural History has cool free printable paleontology science activitiesand dinosaurs worksheets. Have kids compare images of dinosaur skeletons to dinosaur pictures. Have them draw fleshed out dinosaurs over the skeleton. Build in some creativity and ask kids to draw from imagination what they think the dinosaurs looked like. For a more hands-on activity, have students mold dinosaur bones in clay, using printable images.

Fisher Price has free printable Imaginext coloring pages of Mattel Dinosaurs characters--D-Rex the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex, Screature, Xtractaurs PINDOWN the triceratops and Xtractaurs Whiplash the stegosaurus Dinosaur. DL-TK Kids has free printable dinosaur crafts, greeting cards, coloring pages, puppet and cross-stitch pattern. Free Kids Crafts has free printable dinosaur crafts. Print Activities has dozens of free printable dinosaur activities, puzzles, games, lesson plans and worksheets. Coloring Book Fun offers free printable realistic dinosaur coloring pages featuring dinosaurs in their habitats. These would make excellent lesson plans. Assign students to color these pages to illustrate a dinosaur timeline, science activities notebook, report or project.


Free Printable Animal and Plant ABC Book


Realistic coloring pages. Alphabet letter outlines with illumination style pictures inside; plants and animals whose names start with the letter. Free printable booklet for science, reading and art lessons! Summer coloring fun. Great for preschool and kindergarten science learning centers and lesson plans.

http://www.tlsbooks.com/pdf/plantandanimalcoloringpacket.pdf
http://www.tlsbooks.com/plantandanimalcoloringpacketanswerkey.pdf