Koala Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Australia Day

Themes Activities Materials

> Letter K > K is for Koala

Animals > Mammals > Koala

Holidays and Events >
Jan. 26th > Australia Day

Online story >
Multicultural > Australia

Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Age group: Older toddlers to early elementary 

The koala is truly a unique animal that is beloved and recognized the world over.  He is representative of the Land Down Under, the continent and country of Australia.

Activity > Science & Social Studies > Learn about Koalas 

No, koalas are not bears, although they look like toy teddy bears.  They carry their young in a pouch, like their "cousins" the kangaroos.  Mammals with this special pouch are in a special group called marsupials.  Koalas and kangaroos have also some other things in common. They live in Australia, a country and continent, and their names start with letter K. Koalas are "picky eaters," they prefer eucalyptus leaves.

Learn a lot more about koalas at Koala Creature Feature at National Geographic Kids: facts, images, map/geography, video and more.

The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) at savethekoalas.com is the principal non-governmental organization dedicated to saving the koala and its habitat.

Activity > Social Studies > Multicultural > Online Tour > Koalas live in Australia
Invite children to take a fun short virtual tour of Australia, home to the koala with Barnaby Bear Goes Down Under at BBC Schools. 
Australia Day is January 26.

Activities > Alphabet & Crafts > Visit the links in the materials column for alphabet lesson plan and printable crafts.

Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle >  Koala > Skills > Problem solving skills, bilingual English and Spanish

Here is an online online jigsaw puzzle the children will enjoy featuring a koala.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Letter K Koala printable activities

Koalas coloring pages

Koala crafts

Online jigsaw puzzle


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