Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Guinea Pigs Add Up by Margery Cuyler
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about guinea pigs, but also with books about hamsters and gerbils.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Some favorite guinea pig treats are listed below. Serve these as snacks for your preschool students during your classroom’s guinea pig theme.
-red, yellow or green peppers
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Letters: Gg and Pp for guinea pig
Number: 9 for the 9 letters in the words guinea pig
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Click here and then scroll down to Coloring Page: Guinea Pig. You will find an adorable and free drawing of a guinea pig for your preschool students to color.
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Goose, Goose, Guinea Pig: Just a minor change in the game Duck, Duck, Goose: Change the words to Goose, Goose, Guinea Pig! Talk to your preschool students about how both of the words begin with the hard g sound. What other words can they think of that start with the hard g sound? Now play the game!
Art Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Have your preschool students cut an oval shape from a piece of brown construction paper. Give them a googly eye to glue at the narrow end of the brown oval. Now set out brown paint on paper plates. Give each of your preschool students a toothbrush. Let them paint the oval “guinea pigs” with the toothbrushes dipped in brown paint. When the paint has dried let them draw on an ear and a mouth with a black marker.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
(sing to the tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little,
Three little guinea pigs.
Four little, five little,
Six little guinea pigs.
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little guinea pigs.
Ten little guinea pigs SQUEAL!
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
Set out the letters g-u-i-n-e-a p-i-g that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the words guinea pig for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the words guinea pig. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the words guinea pig. Now have your preschool students count out 9 guinea pig shapes to set beneath the 9 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Guinea Pigs
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters G and P lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 9.
For older students, provide an example of the letters G and P and the number 9. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the words guinea pig on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word guinea pig on the white board with brown dry erase markers.