Looking for fun, creative Pet Activities for Preschool? This set is packed full of play-based, learning activities with cute pets of all kinds.
There are several different activities to explore from cat shapes, sorting pet food, and even a movement activity that will have you crawling like a turtle.
Want a sneak peak of the activities, check them out below. We’ve also included 15 worksheets to use as well.
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Pet Activities for Preschool Math
When teaching early math skills, it is important to cover a variety of number sense activities. We’ve included 10 Frames, counting, patterns, and non standard measurement for you to teach in your preschool Pet Activities.
Pet Bird 10 Frames
10 Frames are perfect for counting and practicing one to one correspondence. We used mini erasers, but you can swap it out with pom poms too.
Dog Bone Counting
We LOVE games at our house and they are an excellent source for learning.
How much fun are these pattern cards? I love using feathers to build the patterns to give this activity a sensory component too.
Pet Race Measurement
Who will win the race, the tortoise or the hare? In this activity we practice non standard measurement and work on counting as well.
Pet Activities for Preschool Literacy
Preschool provides an opportunity to work on different literacy skills. Here we have Pet themed centers for alphabet letters, beginning sound practice, pet writing centers, and more for your Pet Activities theme.
Pet Writing Centers
What a great way to practice writing and building words. You can even place the cards around your room to write them on a clipboard.
Letter Find Cards
There are so many fun ways to use these cards. Use dot markers, buttons, playdough, mini erasers, or other fun manipulatives to cover the matching letters..
Beginning Sound Pets
Understanding beginning sounds is an important step to reading. This is such a fun early literacy idea.
Pet Food Letter Match
Here were are matching the upper and lowercase letters. Use toy letters or any manipulative your child likes to mark the matches. Try making the sounds too!
Pet Shapes Activities
We’ve included several different tactile ways to promote shape recognition.
Playdough Pet Cards
Playdough provides an opportunity to build strength in a child’s hands, all while creating and learning fun shapes.
You can use shape buttons or foam shapes to match them to the correct cat.
More Pet Activities Centers and Crafts for Preschool
Variety is critical when teaching a classroom of young preschoolers. Here are a few more preschool hool printables you can use in your math centers or small groups.
Kids LOVE to move, and let’s face it, they NEED to move. Practice building the patterns with erasers or crackers and then encourage the kids to move the directions in the patterns too.
Pet Food Color Sorting
Sorting and color matching help develop critical thinking skills. Try using small, child size tweezers to pick up and move the pom poms to the bowl for added fine motor practice.
Pet Tracing Cards
Kids can work on tracing skills while helping the dog play fetch. We used string, but you could use play dough or slide into a sheet protector and use an dry erase marker too.
Preschool STEM Craft
Practice tracing the word and then use markers, clear bingo chips, or even paint to finish the animal.
Pet Movement Cards
This activity is perfect to take outside or for a rainy day of indoor play and practice gross motor movement.
Pet Sorting Activities
Use your plastic animals or even pictures to explore and sort different types of animals.
PRESCHOOL PET WORKSHEETS
In addition to the hands-on pet preschool activities above, we also created 15 fun worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing, scissor practice, counting, color-by-number, and more.
Math Worksheets for Pet Activities
These Pet worksheets cover a variety of early math skills. Teach kids shapes, counting, base 10, measurement, and number recognition with these fun math printables.
Pet Alphabet Activities and Worksheets
We are constantly working on early literacy in preschool. These Pet literacy worksheets allow you to differentiate between a variety of learning levels. Younger preschoolers can start with the sorting whereas more advanced learners can work on letter sounds.
More Pet Preschool Worksheets
You will also want to include other skill options for your preschoolers to work on like shapes, patterns, and maybe even coloring. You’ll get that practice with these cute pet – themed printables for preschool.
More Preschool Printables to Enjoy!
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