Mouse or Rat Theme
Preschool Activities and Crafts
[and other Rodents]

Home > Themes > Animals > Mammals > Rodents:  Gerbil, Groundhog, Mouse, Rat 

Come and have fun with the mouse and other rodents for toddlers, preschool, and adaptable for early elementary grades (ages 2-6).  Visit a theme to find lesson plans and activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed.  You will find printable crafts, activities, coloring pages, recommended literature and related resources.

G is for Gerbil & Groundhog
M is for Mouse
R is for Rat
Lesson plan printable activities for:
Animals - Science Learn about these rodents, facts and images:
Gerbil | Groundhog | Mouse | Porcupine | Rat

Many kinds of mice and rodents are endangered.
Books - Literature
Mouse theme picture book activities, some are available to read online:
Coloring Pages
View all mouse and rodent theme coloring pages
Mouse Paint picture book activities
Crafts - Mouse
Adapt for a hamster, gerbil and rat theme
Fables and Fairy Tales Belling the Cat
The Lion and the Mouse fable card (various activities & crafts) 
Holidays & Events Jan. or Feb. > Chinese New Year - adapt the crafts for a rat theme.  The rat is one of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac.
Feb. 2nd > Groundhog Day
April 4th >
World Rat Day [info.]
The heart shape theme crafts are adaptable to all these holidays and events
Feb 14th > Valentine's Day
May > Mother's Day, Teacher and Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
June > Father's Day
September > Grandparent's day
Numbers All the crafts > sorting, counting, sizing the templates
Mouse Count - picture book activities
Online games
Online jigsaw puzzles >
Mouse | Rat > bilingual English - Spanish
Letter M Mouse | Letter R Rat
Online Story time and Activities Story > Groundhog Day and Possum Night
Aesop Fable >  The Lion and the Mouse
Story > Morris' Special Day
Poison prevention > Quills Up – Stay Away!  This poison awareness program features Spike, the porcupine puppet.
Shapes Hearts Mouse Craft
Ovals Mouse Craft