Crab Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
|Themes||Instructions and Suggestions||Materials|
> Letter C > C
is for Crab or Cr blend
Ocean | Seashore > Crab
Colors > Orange or red
Crab Printable Craft
Fables > The Young Crab and his Mother
Holidays & Events >
*June 8 > World Oceans Day
*June - Zoo and Aquarium Month
Online jigsaw puzzles
Online Stories > Character Education > 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 theme.
Activity #1 > Science
> Animals > Ocean > Learning about the
* 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.
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