Baby Animals

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (18 pages)
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Increase your students' vocabulary with this Baby Animals book. There are 12 animals for you to choose from and each one has two pages, one for the baby and one for the mother!

★ duck/duckling

★ goat/kid

★ chicken/chick

★ cow/calf

★ pig/piglet

★ cat/kitten

★ dog/puppy

★ horse/foal

★ bear/cub

★ lion/cub

★ whale/calf

★ elephant/calf

The children can read their books with the help of the rebus sentences on each baby animal page. Click on Preview to see an example.

It's also an exciting way to teach the concepts of opposites (big, small; old, young)!

How do I use this book in my classroom?

Your students can create their own copy of this book! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.

The children create a page a day, drawing the illustrations.  We model the drawing in front of the class and then each child works in his/her own book. The drawings are done by first outlining the animal using a black crayon and simple shapes. The children are creating their own “coloring books” and love filling in their outlines.

There is at least one word on each page for the students to write.  We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.

When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program.  The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!

Need an easier version? Try out Pre-K Baby Animals book!

Baby Animals - A PreK Book

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Total Pages
18 pages
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