Orca whales are so fascinating. So is the orca whale life cycle. So, this orca whale life cycle games booklet should be an excellent activity for the younger kids in your home.
While I have been whale watching, and I have seen several outside Tadoussac, Quebec, I have yet to see orca whales in the wild, in their natural habitat. That is a bucket list travel goal.
These whales belong to the Oceanic dolphin species and can be found in many places around the world. They are highly social and have been heavily mythologized in indigenous culture.
Orca Whales live in pods of uptown 40 members and they hunt together. They are carnivores and they can live 50 to 80 years.
Orca whales give birth every 3-10 years and are pregnant for 17 months. Imagine that! Their calves nurse for two years.
Looking for more resources? Here are some good ones and some cute toys that tie in and can make the learning experience more hands on.
The Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is excellent and definitely intended for a higher age level than preschool. Early school years.
Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of the World. Another exceptional book in an encyclopedia kind of style.
I have been sharing numerous Life Cycle Games and Learning Tools here because I know how useful they can be right now when school is still disrupted. Even, when it is not, these educational tools are superb for kids and parents seeking to keep kid’s active and challenged all year long. These learning kits can be great for homeschool or preschool activities too.
Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the fastest marine mammals. While they don’t typically bother humans, they get their name because of their ability to take down large marine
What’s in This Booklet?
- The first page is a Glue the Pieces to the Page Puzzle.
- Page 2 is a Self Correcting Puzzle. Use the scissors to cut this out and help reinforce hand eye coordination and fine motor skills too.
- Spelling and Trace the Letters to learn some new words like calf. (That can be a great tool for nurturing early literacy)
- Page 4 is a sweet little maze – help the praying mantis find his way through the maze to the mare.
How to Use This Learning Tool:
A Few More Facts About These Whales:
Orcas are fascinating creatures. They make a great topic to delve into if your child has an interest in the ocean or mammals. Enjoy this life cycle games printable and don’t forget to leave me a comment if you use it.