With Easter just around the corner it is a great time to introduce children to life cycles and new life in the animal kingdom. You may be lucky enough to be able to bring animals into your classroom, this is a great way to teach children and so many activities, lessons and learning opportunities can be built around the animals. Some examples of this include hatching chicks:
and even sea snails:
If you are not lucky enough to bring living animals into your room you can still teach in this way with plants and saplings.
Activities this can lead to include; diary keeping, detailed drawings, responsibility discussions and science experiments. The possibilities for expanding learning in this way are endless and it is wonderful to see the children so excited.
If you are planning to conduct science experiements you may be interested in my Science Investigation Booklet to help children plan and carry out experiments.