> Letter C > C
is for Crab or Cr blend
Ocean | Seashore >
Colors > Orange or
Crab Printable Craft
Fables > The
Young Crab and his Mother
*April- Int'l Week of the Ocean
*June - Zoo and Aquarium Month
Online jigsaw puzzles
Online Stories >
> Cindy the Citizen Crab
Nutrition > Meats and
beans food group
Ages 2.5 + to 6 Level:
Preschool - Kindergarten
The crab is an interesting animal to introduce a seashore (coastline)
animal and various other skills.
The activities are appropriate for an ocean creatures, seashore or aquarium
Activity #1 > Science
> Animals > Ocean > Learning about the
1. Present some crab fun facts and images. Here are some basic facts and links to choose from. Adapt the information and materials
to your teaching needs.
Quick Crab Facts - Crabs Coloring
* Crabs are
* Crabs live along coastlines in cracks and
under plants in tide pools, or in burrows in sand.
* Like a suit of armor, a
crab's shell protect it from attackers. A crab has two claws for
holding and tearing food and for fighting. If a crab's claw
breaks off, a new one grows back!
* When a crab grows too big for
its shell, the shell splits and the crab climbs out of it. The
crab then grows a new shell.
* A crab's shell matches the
color of the rocks, plants or sand where it lives.
* A crab moves quickly, moving
sideways on its eight back legs.
Link for images and information:
information and image gallery at Wikipedia.org. Click on
images to see a larger version.
Activity #2 > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Crab
Skill: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun crab
image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change
cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Activity #3 > Alphabet
Letter C is for Crab
Introduce or practice letter C with these printable activities
and mini-book or focus on Cr blend words: crab, crocodile,
Activity #4 > Printable Crab Craft (Ages 2.5+)
Select a crab craft. Tell the children they are going to have fun with
a craft activities
related to the crab. The crab crafts will incorporate various
learning skills during assembly.
Activity #5 > Online story time | Literacy
Theme > Citizenship >Read and print the online story Cindy
the Citizen Crab, and visit the parent
* Aesop's Fable > Read and print Aesop's fable The
Young Crab and his Mother
* Theme > Friendship > Listen and read this delightful
online story of a snail and Herman the crab What
Activity #6 > Nutrition > Food group > Protein Food
Crab is a shellfish and included in the Protein
Present materials related to the food pyramid for preschoolers
[ages 6-11] courtesy of Mypyramid.gov.