Young children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of an
ape. During the assembly process many skills
and educational themes can be addressed. Other printable support materials and links to related
activities are provided.Let's get started.
Activities > Science
& Social Studies > Learning about Apes > Endangered
1. Science and social studies objectives:
- Understand that people need to respect animal and plant life,
natural resources and habitats.
- Identify ways people help protect these living things so that they
are not endangered or become extinct.
- Define and understand the terms:
- extinct: to die out, there aren't any left alive.
- endangered species: when an animal or plant species is in
danger of becoming extinct.
- Identifying an endangered animal:
- Identifying at least one endangered animal in your geographical
area, country or region. Learn a few facts about this animal.
- Ask the children
if they have ever seen a real ape and discuss
- What do they know about
- Do they have a favorite story or book / TV
an ape character.
2. Discuss some simple facts about
Activity 2: Alphabet lesson plan printable activities
> Letter A is for Ape
[long a sound]
- An ape is a mammal in the group of primates, which includes
chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans.
- Apes do not have tails.
- They have very flexible hands and feet.
- Apes live in the forests in Africa and Asia (two continents) >
show in a globe or map.
- We need to take care of apes, because many are critically endangered
(review and define) and could become extinct (review and
define). People around the world are dedicated to
protecting apes and their habitats and unique forests.
- Online resource > Ape @ Wikipedia.org
Activity 3:DLTK's Printable
Ape Craft Ages
you need is a printer, paper or construction paper, glue stick,
scissors and something to color with.
coloring pages for puppets and display
craft assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
for the craft which may include: math and colors > identify colors, number and count the craft templates.
- Skills developed during craft assembly: Scissor cutting and
coloring (precursors to handwriting), problem solving, fine motor
These coloring pages can be printed on sturdy card stock paper to make
View real images of the apes in the links provided below. Color,
cut out and attach a craft stick to the back.
A Ape Printable Activities
Online jigsaw puzzles:
Atlas, map or world globe to identify geographical location of apes