Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
Where is Max? by Mary E. Pearson
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about gerbils, but also with books about hamsters and guinea pigs.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
Here are some snacks that gerbils like to eat. Your preschool students will enjoy them, as well.
-shelled sunflower seeds
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
Letter: Gg for gerbil
Number: 6 for the 6 letters in the word gerbil
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
Click here for a wonderful gerbil coloring page, free to download and print. Let your preschool students hone their fine motor skills by using markers, crayons or watercolor paints.
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
Hamster, Hamster, Gerbil!: Lead your preschool students in a rousing game of Duck, Duck, Goose, but change the words to Hamster, Hamster, Gerbil!
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
String painting: Gerbils have long tails. Give each of your preschool students a length of string and a sheet of white construction paper. Set out brown paint on a paper plate. Have your students dip the brown string in the brown paint and then drag the string along the white paper. Ta da! It will give the appearance of a gerbil tail’s trail.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
(sing to the tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little,
Three little gerbils.
Four little, five little,
Six little gerbils.
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little gerbils.
Ten little gerbils have long tails!
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
Set out the letters g-e-r-b-i-l that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the word gerbil for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the word gerbil. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the word gerbil. Now have your preschool students count out 6 gerbil shapes to set beneath the 6 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Gerbils
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters G and g lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 6.
For older students, provide an example of the letters G and g and the number 6. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the word gerbil on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word gerbil on the white board with brown dry erase markers.