Giraffe Life Cycle and Parts of a Giraffe Printable

You are invited to download the giraffe pack – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on science activities for your students.

Children will learn the stages of the giraffe life cycle, and parts of a giraffe, practice sequencing skills, and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy when exploring the most amazing animals on the planet and learning about vertebrates and mammals.

Giraffe life cycle

Giraffes have a gestation period of 14-15 months. Once born, the calf can stand up and walk within an hour. The calf will stay close to its mother for the first few months and nurse from her for up to a year. It will start to eat vegetation at around four months old. At around 18 months, the calf will become sexually mature and can reproduce. Giraffes have a lifespan of 20-25 years in the wild but can live up to 28 years in captivity.

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Giraffes are tall animals that live in Africa. They have a long neck which can reach up to six feet long. Giraffes have a unique spotted pattern on their coat and long legs to help them run fast from predators. They eat leaves, flowers, and fruit from high up in trees. Baby giraffes are called calves and are born standing up, so they can immediately start walking with their mother. Giraffes communicate with each other by making sounds and body language, and they are social animals that live in groups called towers. They are fascinating creatures that kids love to learn about.

Giraffe life cycle parts of giraffes printable

This resource contains a ‘Giraffe life cycle’ poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and Parts of a Giraffe printables. The fun and colorful cards can be used with your Africa Unit.

Here is what’s included

  • Giraffe life cycle poster
  • Giraffe life cycle 3 part cards
  • Giraffe life cycle information cards
  • Giraffe life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
  • Giraffe life cycle tracing strips
  • Parts of a Giraffe diagram
  • Parts of a Giraffe booklet (independent writing)
  • Parts of a Giraffe student activity page
  • Parts of a Giraffe labels
  • Parts of a Giraffe tracing & independent writing
  • Giraffe characteristics color poster
  • Giraffe characteristics black line poster
  • Giraffe characteristics mat
  • Giraffe characteristics color cards
  • Giraffe characteristics tracing & coloring student booklet
  • Giraffe characteristics student booklet

Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Mammals, Animals of Africa, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting

How to Use:

Parts of a giraffe – Gather books on giraffes for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards.

Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards. Velco will come in especially handy if you decide to take your work outdoors. Having an additional challenge for little fingers is always welcomed when working with young children!

Present the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the giraffe’s body.

Life Cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the giraffe life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.

Giraffe life cycle 3- part cards – Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to preserve colors and card quality for future use. Place picture cards in a column and invite the children to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word.

Giraffe life cycle line art – supply scissors, glue, and coloring pencils. Invite the student to color and cut cards and glue them into the correct sequence.

Giraffe tracing and coloring worksheets – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable pen. Invite the child to trace the words and color corresponding images. Alternatively, print pages on regular printing paper and slide them into plastic pockets.

Giraffe life cycle parts of giraffe montessori nature 3 part cards diagrama tracing student booklet

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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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