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Alphabet > Letter L > L is for Lion

Animals > Mammals > Lions

Bible > Daniel in the Den of Lions (Daniel 6)

Holidays and Events >
June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
Dec. > 27th > Visit the Zoo Day

 
Online jigsaw puzzles
Age group: Preschool to early elementary 

Science & Social Studies: Learning about Lions
1.  Discuss some simple facts about lions.  
The lion is a large, very strong mammal with short tan fur.  Male lions have a mane of longer hair around the neck and head.  Lions live in the plains and grasslands of Africa and the Asiatic lion in the Gir Fur Forest of India.  Lions live in groups called a pride.  Lions are carnivores and are closely related to tigers, leopards, and other big cats that roar.  The African lion is endangered, and the Asiatic lion is critically endangered.

Online resources > 
National Geographic Kids > Creature Feature > Lions | Print the creature card and facts

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

Activity: Alphabet Printable Activities:  Letter L is for Lion

Other activities:  Visit the lion theme to present an online story, or fable, picture book, printable activities and crafts of your choice.

Bible theme activitiesDaniel in the Den of Lions (Bible text > Daniel 6)
The lion theme can be incorporated to present the Bible story of Daniel in the Den of Lions.  
A fun way is to have Lion help read the story from a children Bible storybook from his point of view and as partner storyteller.  The educator and "lion" can share telling the story.  Lion can ask the children questions, etc.
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*coloring page no text | online coloring page


Letter Lion Activities


Online jigsaw puzzle

Visit the lion theme for related printable activities and crafts

National Geographic Lions:

Print the creature card and facts

Lion coloring pages

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