I just got a puppy – and named her Tazuna. She is an Australian Shepard and beyond adorable (picture at the end of this article). Tazuna is a Japanese name that comes from one of m college courses this semester – I am taking Japanese 103 – the first college year of the Japanese language. Well – totally rambling, but the breeder we got her from lives on a farm and they have a ton of cows. It got me thinking about a Cow Life Cycle activity that I could share with you.
Why a Cow Life Cycle Learning Poster?
I have told you before how my mom did a lot with learning posters when I was smaller – so this lapboard – or learning poster seemed like a perfect idea! You can engage the kiddos with coloring, cutting, and gluing all items – have no fear, all the directions are in the pdf file for you!
Cows are pretty cool animals actually – they are devotional mothers and are known to walk for miles to find their calves. Cows have an excellent sense of smell. They can detect odors up to five miles away. They can also hear both low and high frequency sounds beyond human capability. I find things like that fascinating!
More Cow Life Cycle Learning Ideas?
Books are always a great idea – so either get to the library and find a few fun cow books or check out these titles on Amazon that I found fun!
I’ll Love You Until The Cows Come Home. A variety of animals are put in outlandish situations. The opening pages show adorable cows on a rocket ship with the accompanying text; “I will love you till the cows come home—from a trip to Mars through skies unknown in a rocket ship made of glass and stone. I will love you till the cows come home.”
Goodnight, Cow! Relax with this little cow through this book with peek-a-boo holes and sweet illustrations. Bright, engaging colors and a sweet story are sure to entertain, while thick, sturdy pages are perfect for curious little hands to handle and turn. Let’s enjoy this bedtime story with a little cow together.
Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More “Curious aficionados of animals and milk products will be thrilled with this up-close peek at the daily life of a cow on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. . . . Sophisticated ideas and vocabulary make this picture book a good choice for advanced young readers. Brevity and plenty of illustrations make it an accessible, engaging source of quality information.” –“School Library Journal”
Cows Can Moo! Can You?: All About Farms – anything by Dr. Seuss is a classic to me – and worth reading! Join the Cat in the Hat as he spends a day on the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Greenbean and their three little Greenbeans: Jean, Dean, and baby Irene! From dawn to dusk, kids will see cows being milked, chickens being fed, sheep being sheered, fields being tilled, fertilized, reaped, mowed, irrigated—and lots more!
I think that is enough great books to get you started – but let’s get back to the cow life cycle board! You can get your FREE printable here:
At the top of the file, you will see the instructions for your cow life cycle poster and you are ready to rock! You will see that you whould have all items at home:
Other free printable ideas I have shared:
- 1 Minute Math Addition for First Graders
- How to Host a Magical Aladdin Movie Family Fun Night
- Free Mother Teresa Unit Study Workbook
- Avengers Infinity War Movie Lesson Plan
- Ice Age Movie Free Printable Lesson Pack
Here is a picture of my new pup – at 4-months old. Meet Tazuna! She is an Australian Shepherd – but not with the merle coloring pattern. She does have the faint spotting on her legs – but it is hard to see at this point. It was love at first sight – out of a litter of 11 pups!