Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
Dolphins by Carol K. Lindeen
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about dolphins, but also with books about whales and fish.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
For your dolphin theme, serve your preschool students goldfish crackers or fish sticks at snack time.
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
Letter: Dd for dolphin
Number: 7 for the 7 letters in the word dolphin
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
Click here for a free dolphin coloring page to print off for your preschool students.
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
Water play: In celebration of dolphins, take your preschool students swimming or let them play on the playground area in a wading pool and with squirt guns, water balloons and sprinklers.
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
Give each of your preschool students a large piece of white paper on which is printed the outline of a dolphin. Have your students cut out the dolphins with safety scissors. Let them paint the dolphins with watercolor paints.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
(sing to the tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little,
Three little dolphins.
Four little, five little,
Six little dolphins.
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little dolphins.
Ten little dolphins in the sea!
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
Set out the letters d-o-l-p-h-i-n that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the word dolphin for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the word dolphin. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the word dolphin. Now have your preschool students count out 7 dolphin shapes to set beneath the 7 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Dolphins
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters D and d lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 7.
For older students, provide an example of the letters D and d and the number 7. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the word dolphin on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word dolphin on the white board with gray or black dry erase markers.