Materials: Any animal representation: animal photo, animal drawing, stuffed animal.
Show examples of animals such as: cat, dog, cow, pig, lizard, bunny, or duck.
Label the animal on a chart or list using writing materials. You can do this, or your child can help you do this if they are able.
Make the animal sound while signing the animal for the child. You can sign the animal if you know the proper sign, or you can use your hands and body to make gestures for the animal. You might use two fingers behind your ears to make a rabbit. Or, you could fold your arms under and pretend to flap like a duck.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Label the animal and make the sound.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
- Sing “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” and add animal signs.
- Visit a farm or the zoo to learn more about different animals.
- Read a book about animals
- Talk about the other parts of the animal: tail, snout, hoof, etc.