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Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Animal Sounds & Calls

This is the fourth in a five-part series exploring animal themes:

Part 1 ~ Animal Classification

Part 2 ~ Animal Habitats

Part 3 ~ Animal Movement

Part 4 ~ Animal Sounds & Calls

Part 5 ~ Animal Groups & Family

Recommended Books:

  • Noah’s Bark by Stephen Krensky
  • Herd of Cows! Flock of Sheep! by Rick Walton
  • The Pup Speaks Up: A Phonics Reader by Anna Jane Hays
  • Ahwoooooooo! by Yannick Murphy
  • Oscar And The Bat: A Book About Sounds by Geoff Waring
  • Listen To The Desert = Oye Al Desierto by Pat Mora (bilingual poem)

Animal Talk:

Crowing rooster

Crowing rooster

Bears growl, bees buzz, birds chirp, cats meow, cows moo, dogs bark, ducks quack, geese honk, hens cluck, hyenas laugh, mice squeak, owls hoot, pigs squeal, snakes hiss, tigers roar, turkeys gobble, wolves howl, etc.

Reasons For Sounds/Calls:

  • Mating
  • Food Call
  • Warn/Signal
  • Excitement or playfulness
  • Communicate with other animals
  • Intimidate or establish territory


Have child fill out this K-W-L chart form based on a specific animal or about the topic in general. (before-during-after lesson action)

Listen to various animal sounds/calls and ask the child if it is familiar to them:

Who Said That?: Let the child know you are going to say the name or show a picture of an animal and have the child make the corresponding sound/call.

Sound Tour: Take a nature walk and have the child keep track of the different animal sounds they hear. How many did they hear total? Could they identify them?

Online Game: Cows Don’t Quack

Related Resources:


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