September 11, 2015
by D'Vonne White

Lesson plan

Animals and Offspring

Download lesson plan
Grade Subject

Students will be able to identify animals and their offspring by their images and names.

(10 minutes)
  • Call your students together as a group, and ask them to identify the names of a baby cow, baby cat, and baby dog.
  • Inform them that cows have calves, cats have kittens, and dogs have puppies.
  • Explain to your students that animals have babies that they take care of.
  • Tell your students that today they are going to learn about animals and their babies.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell students that animals take care of their babies just like parents or guardians take care of their children.
  • Show students images of a duck and duckling, a chicken and a chick, a cow and a calf, and a whale and its calf.
  • Pair the images together.
  • Read Animal Babies by Eric Carle.
  • Direct the students to imitate the sounds that the animals make.
(10 minutes)
  • Attach the images of the animals to the whiteboard randomly with magnets.
  • Ask a student to come up and find a matching pair.
  • Allow each student to have a turn.
(10 minutes)
  • Give each student a Baby Animals Match-Up worksheet and a pencil.
  • Read the instructions to the students.
  • Give the students time to complete the worksheet.
  • Collect the worksheets to grade.
  • Enrichment: Give students a blank sheet of paper, and instruct them to draw as many animal baby pairs as they can remember.
  • Support: Have students identify baby pairs in Animal Babies and verbally describe them.
(10 minutes)
  • Grade the independent worksheets, ensuring that your students are matching parent animals to their babies accurately.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to identify the the mother of a chick, a kitten, a puppy, a calf, and a bunny.
  • Take responses by raised hands.

Add to collection

Create new collection

Create new collection

New Collection>

0 items

How likely are you to recommend to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely

What could we do to improve

Please note: Use the Contact Us link at the bottom of our website for account-specific questions or issues.

What would make you love

What is your favorite part about