You are invited to download the zebra 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.
Zebras are unique African animals with black and white striped coats. There are three different types of zebras: Grevy’s, Plains, and Mountain. Zebras live in herds on grassy plains, and they eat grass, leaves, and bark. They communicate with each other through loud snorts and whinnies. Zebras are herbivores, and their predators include lions, hyenas, and leopards. They can run up to 65 kilometers per hour and have excellent vision and hearing. The stripes on their coats may help protect them from predators and regulate their body temperature.
Zebras give birth to live young after a gestation period of about a year. The mother zebra, or mare, can have a single foal or twins. Foals are born with their stripes, which are unique to each individual. They can stand and walk within an hour of being born. The foal will stay with its mother for about a year, nursing and learning important survival skills. At around 3-4 years old, the zebra reaches maturity and can mate. Zebras typically live for around 25 years in the wild.
Children will learn the stages of the zebra life cycle and parts of a zebra, practice sequencing skills, and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to refresh your shelf work with animals of the continents activities, explore Africa and the savanna biome, or learn about different types of African animals and vertebrates in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
This resource contains a zebra life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of a zebra printable.
Here is what’s included:
- Zebra life cycle poster
- Zebra life cycle 3 part cards
- Zebra life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
- Zebra life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of a zebra poster
- Parts of a zebra poster minus labels
- Parts of a zebra labels
- Parts of a zebra tracing & independent writing
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
How to Use:
Parts of a zebra – Gather books on zebras 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 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 zebra’s body.
Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the zebra’s life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
Zebra 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.
Zebra 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.
Zebra 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.
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