Once the child has learned about the classes of vertebrates, particularly the Mammals, they might be interested in learning about the parts of the horse.
Horses are very social animals. This drives them to seek safety and companionship in a herd or stable. They are used as working animals, companions, and athletes in equestrian sports.
Before learning about their parts, have the child observe an actual horse or a model to help them have a more concrete grasp on the subject.
Materials to Support Learning the Parts of the Horse
Includes knobs for easier holding and parts involving different parts of the animal, which helps isolate the part from the whole.
With enough detail, this is great for observing the different parts of the horse.
You can also provide printable materials to support this learning and help the child know the different parts of the horse.
Printable Activities to Learn the Parts of the Horse
1. Montessori Zoology 5-Part Nomenclature Cards
The Parts of a Horse Activity introduces children to horses as representatives of the mammal class. It explains the many different parts that make them similar to humans.
This learning material have a red border around each card and include a set of cards with 5 parts including the definitions and a booklet with descriptions about each part of the horse. This is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6.
Zoology Nomenclature Cards are unique to Montessori classrooms and provide an engaging alternative to textbooks and worksheets. They are a beautiful resource that encourages children to learn concepts, rather than rush through to “finish” a worksheet.
2. Control Chart and Fill-in Posters
After learning the individual parts of the horse, display the wall chart and invite the child to make her own wall chart of the parts of the horse with these printable poster sheets of 3 different charts:
- With color and label
- Without color, with label
- Without color, without label
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3. Montessori Zoology Definitions Booklets
For further work on the Mammals, you can introduce another animal in the class and study the different parts with nomenclature cards as well.
- Match pictures with labels.
- Create pictures, labels, and definitions.
- Create a booklet of animal parts nomenclature.
- Create a wall chart of animal parts nomenclature.
- Repeat the same procedure for other animals in the class.