Koala Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
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> Letter K > K is for
Animals > Mammals > Koala
Holidays and Events >
*Jan. 26 > Australia Day
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
Multicultural > Australia
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:
* Koalas for Kids Pages:
All About Koalas, and see the Koala Photo Gallery
* 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
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle:
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