[Surfnetkids] Koalas

Dear Reader,

Did you know that September is Save the Koala month? In addition to these online resources, be sure to check out the Koala coloring pages.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
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Koalas
http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/koalas/

Koalas Printable(** for Premium Members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/koalas.pdf

Although often called koala bears because of their resemblance to cuddly teddy bears, koalas are marsupials, not bears. Koalas are native to Australia and related to kangaroos and wombats. Learn more at these adorable koala sites.

DLTK: Koala Crafts and Activities for Children

Visit DLTK for koala paper crafts such as a Koala Toilet Paper Roll, Koala Paper Plate, and a Koala Wreath. DLTK also offers online jigsaw puzzles and printable coloring pages for koalas, kangaroos, kookaburras, and kiwis. For more Australian crafts and puzzles, follow the Other Australian Animals link in the menu just below the search box.

Koala Tracker

“Australia’s national koala mapping project, KoalaTracker, is crowdsourcing the location, points of impact and causes of death and injury for the public record – bringing science, policymakers and community together to take effective action to save the koala.” For those of us not able to track koalas in the wild, there is an interesting FAQ (What do koalas eat?) and a gallery of photos taken by volunteers.

National Geographic Kids: Koala

“A koala mother usually gives birth to one joey at a time. A newborn koala is only the size of a jelly bean. Called a joey, the baby is blind, naked, and earless. As soon as it’s born, this tiny creature makes its way from the birth canal to its mother’s pouch. Using the two well-developed senses it’s born with—smell and touch—along with its strong front legs and claws and an instinct that tells it which direction to head, the baby koala reaches the pouch.” With quick facts and a map of the koala’s range, this single-page National Geographic site is a short but sweet introduction to the koala.

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Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Koalas Printable
Koalas Wikipedia Printable
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http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables-club.htm

Related Games

Koala Jigsaw
Koala Coloring Pages

Quote of the Week

“There must be more to life than having everything.” ~~ Maurice Sendak ~~ Maurice Sendak (b. Jun 10, 1928) American illustrator and children’s book author. Read more at: http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/maurice-sendak/

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