Different Animals and their Natural Homes
•Picture/ drawing of animals on folder/ cardboard.
The pictures are colorful and attractive. Each has a label indicating the name of the animal
shown. Examples of these animals are eagle,fish and others that are typically seen in the Philippines.
•Pictures of the habitat these animals dwell in, on folder/ card board.
•Audio material of the sounds produced by these animals
•(For the puzzle activity) Cut-out pictures of the animals on folder and pictures of different places in
nature which serve as home for these animals. These pictures have missing parts that the appropriate
animals (cut-out) will fit in.
1.Present the picture of the animals one by one. While presenting, tell the name of the animal being
2.Using an audio material, produce the sound the animal makes.
3.Ask the child abut his experiences with the said animal (e.g. if he has seen it in the actual life).
Discuss with the child the features of the animal.
4.Initiate the “puzzle activity”. Direct the child to find the appropriate home of the cut-out animal by
fitting it in the missing parts of the different places. Let the child explore the materials on his own.
The lesson will help the child to:
1.identify and name the animals shown in picture
2.associate the sounds heard with the animals who produce it
3.determine the home of these animals in nature
4.develop fine motor skills in the “puzzle activity”
5.become aware on the importance of the environment
Points of Interests
•Colorful pictures, sounds and puzzle activity
Control of Error
•Example pictures and structure of the material in the puzzle activity
•Different names of animals and their homes.
•7 years old
•Gettman, D. (1987) Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-fives. London: C. Helm
•Lillard, P. (1972) Montessori: A Modern Approach. New York: Schocken Books, Inc.
April S. Acorda
EDUC 190- WFR
July 23, 2010