Easy Prep Whale Themed Cross Curricular Activities for Lower Elementary Students!
Activities Can Be Used with the Books Rainbow Fish & the Big Blue Whale & Amazing Facts About Whales
Each activity below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games.Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
☀ Whale Literature List
☀ Literature Lessons for Rainbow Fish & the Big Blue Whale & Amazing Facts About Whales
☀️ Classroom Books
☀️ Student Worksheets
☀️ Art Projects
☀️ Literacy Center
☀️ Math Center
Whale Literature List:
Choose books to read to your students about penguins.
“Whales Can” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy a sheet for each student and have them write what they know whales can be or do. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale Story Retelling :
(3 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, putting the story in sequential order. They can either draw or write their answers on the sheet in the appropriate box.
Whales Acrostic Poem:
Make a copy for each students and have them write things they know about whales using the first letters in the word whale. Note: For my students who were younger we did this activity with our 4th grade buddies.
Whales Venn Diagram :
After reading many books about the different kinds of whales students picked two whales to compare. With younger students we did this as a group together, older students could handle this on their own as long as they are familiar with how to use a Venn diagram.
Whales Fact Sheet:
After reading many books about the different kinds of whales students filled out his fact sheet about whales. With younger students we did this together or with our 4th grade buddies, older students should be able to do this sheet.
Use a painted blue or blue paper plate with the whale stamp provided in the resource to make a beautiful mobile to hang out in the hallway or in your classroom. This project can be done as a center, or with parent or buddy help with younger students.
Whale Match the Sound Card Game: Matching Game:
Children match up whale picture card with the same letter sound. Memory Game:
Children can play this by placing the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if they the sound card and letter card match. If they do they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game.
Whale Addition Card Game: Matching Game:
Children match up whale number sentence with the quanity of whales on the card. Memory Game:
Children can play this by placing the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if they the addition sentences match with the quanity card. If they do they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game.
Kids have some whale themed fun whiile learning!
☀ Ocean Theme: Fish Unit
☀ Ocean Theme: Literacy & Math Centers
☀ Ocean Theme: Literacy Unit
☀ Ocean Theme: Octopus Unit
☀ Ocean Theme: Pengun Unit