> Letter K > K is for
Animals > Mammals
Holidays and Events
*Jan. 26 > Australia Day
*June > Zoo and Aquarium
Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Age group: Older toddlers to early
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: Learning 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:
for Kids Pages:
About Koalas, and see the Koala
Creature Feature at National Geographic: 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 > Alphabet Activities:
Letter K Koala
1. Visit detailed Letter
K is for Koala lesson plan printable activities.
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle:
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.
Activity > Koala
Young children will have fun making easy and fun crafts of a koala.
The koala crafts are appropriate for Australia
Day (January 26) or Exotic Animals Theme.