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Teach children how dogs grow and change with this life cycle of a dog worksheet. They’ll love learning how their favorite animals change over their lifetime. It’s the perfect addition to your life cycle activities for kids.
Children are fascinated by life cycles. They’re intrigued by the way things around them grow and change.
Each stage of their development is important. This worksheet will help young learners take a closer look a the life cycle of a dog.
It’s not always easy to teach children how to sequence the order of events. With the right combination of resources, however, sequencing can be a fun and engaging activity for young learners.
When you add sequencing worksheets to your lesson plans, you have the perfect resource for students to use as they review how things grow.
Teaching the life cycle of living things is an important part of any science curriculum.
Life cycles allow students to connect with the world around them. By understanding how living things grow and change, children can better understand the process of life.
How to Prepare the Printable
This one-page printable requires no advanced preparation. Just print and go! If your kids don’t enjoy coloring, you can print the black/white version on colored printer paper or print the color version.
You could also make this a reusable activity by printing it on cardstock and laminating it for durability. Cut out the sequencing cards at the bottom of the page.
Add a velcro dot to the backside of each sequencing card and in each empty box on the worksheet. Then, the kids can sequence the life cycle of a shark over and over again.
What Skills are Covered?
I love when one simple activity covers so many skills. That makes teaching so much easier. This worksheet does just that!
Science – Children learn how dogs grow from newborns to adults. They’ll learn new vocabulary words associated with how dogs grow – pregnant, newborn, puppy, adult.
Logic – Sequencing helps kids practice logical reasoning. They learn that there is an order in which things happen.
Motor Skills – Cutting strengthens fine motor muscles in your child’s fingers, hands, and wrists. Grasping the paper in one hand and the scissors in the other is another skill kids practice with this worksheet.
Books About Dogs
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about dogs. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Harry the Dirty Dog – Harry is a white dog with black spots who absolutely, positively hates to take a bath.
After a day of adventure, Harry gets so dirty that he no longer looks like a white dog with black spots. Now he looks like a black dog with white spots!
Dog’s Colorful Day – Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. But it seems that wherever he goes, he runs, rolls, and trots right into colors.
As he wanders around town, Dog collects spots made of red jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, and more.
When he finally arrives back home, Dog has ten different colored spots. And then it’s bath time for this colorful canine, who makes learning colors and numbers easy, messy, and fun!
My Little Golden Book About Dogs – Little readers will learn interesting facts about puppies, what dogs need to be healthy, and even how to choose a dog that is right for them.
MORE LIFE CYCLE WORKSHEETS
If your kids enjoyed this shark life cycle worksheet, be sure to check out these printables and activities. Pick and choose a few to add to your upcoming science plans.