Walrus Craft | Alphabet Letter W Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter W >
W is for Walrus

Animals >
Mammals >
Ocean > Polar | Arctic > Walrus

Crafts > Homemade Toys > Paper Bag Puppets > Walrus

Holidays & Events >
Jun 8 > World Oceans Day
Jun > Zoo and Aquarium Month
Dec > 27th > Visit the Zoo Day

Online jigsaw puzzles
Ages 2.5 + to 6  Level:  Preschool - Kindergarten

The walrus is an interesting animal to introduce letter W and wildlife in the Arctic region.  The walrus printable craft is LARGE emphasizing on the size of this magnificent animal!

The activities are appropriate for an Arctic, Ocean Creatures, Zoo or Aquarium Theme.

Activity > Science-Animals:  Learning about the Walrus

1.  Present some walrus fun facts and images.   Here are some basic facts and links to choose from.  Adapt the information and materials to your teaching needs.
Quick Walrus Facts - Realistic Walrus Coloring Page (display)

*Walruses are mammals that live in shallow waters in and around the Arctic - VERY COLD! (show this area in map/atlas or globe).

*They bask in large herds on pack ice there.

* Walruses are tan to light brown.

*Walruses use their tusks and whiskers to search the seafloor for shellfish.  They suck clams out of the shells without even breaking them open!

*They have layers of fat, called blubber, under their skin to help keep warm in freezing weather.

*Males make strange, bell-like sounds under the water to attract mates.

Links for images, sounds and information:
1.  Walrus information and images at BBC Wild Nature Facts and Wikipedia.org

Activity:  Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Walrus
Skills:  Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun walrus image.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Activity:  Alphabet > Letter W is for Walrus
Display and present your choice of W Walrus printable materials and lesson plan activities.

Activity:  Walrus Craft > Ages 2.5+ Easy 6 pieces and paper bag puppet option

Tell the children they are going to have fun with craft related to the walrus.  Review your options for printing and assembly of the craft that best meets your needs.  Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested.

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