Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Whales by Cousteau Society
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about whales, but also with books about dolphins and other sea creatures.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Serve your preschool students whale crackers for snack time. If you are unable to find whale crackers, serve them goldfish crackers instead. Fish sticks are another idea that fits in with a whale theme.
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Letter: Ww for whale
Number: 5 for the 5 letters in the word whale
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Clay: Set out modeling clay with which your preschool students may mold whales and other sea creatures.
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Dolphin, Dolphin, Whale!: Play a game of Duck, Duck, Goose, but change the words to Dolphin, Dolphin, Whale!
Art Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Give each of your preschool students a whale shape cut from white paper. Let them sponge paint the whale with gray paint that they have made by mixing a bit of white paint in with black paint.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Whale songs and finger plays can be found at this link.
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
Set out the letters w-h-a-l-e that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the word whale for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the word whale. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the word whale. Now have your preschool students count out 5 whale shapes to set beneath the 5 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Whales
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters W and w lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 5.
For older students, provide an example of the letters W and w and the number 5. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the word whale on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word whale on the white board with gray or black dry erase markers.