Curious George: Lesson Plans
Curiosity Center Activities*
Explore Sand, Water, and Wind with Curious George. Use these Curiosity Center Activities to host a hands-on Earth science event for the children and families in your community or program. Inspired by Curious George, children will be eager to visit the hands-on Curiosity Centers, exploring and making their own discoveries about sand, water, soil, wind, and recycling. Also post the signs with key discovery questions to help children make the most of the their explorations. All downloads are in PDF format. You can also download a single PDF with All 4 Earth Science Activities (PDF, 2.44MB) as well as a list of Earth science picture books to share with children and families. (PDF, 468K)
Curiosity Center 1: Sand and Soil
Help children explore the different properties of dirt and sand.
Curiosity Center 2: Water Drops
Invites children to explore the different properties of water drops.
Curiosity Center 3: Recycle, Reuse—Build a Sail Boat!
Explore ways children can help take care of our planet by Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling.
Curiosity Center 4: Pinwheels!
Help children explore the different properties of wind.
Let's Build! Teachers Guide
Download the complete Let's Build! Teachers Guide (PDF, 410K) which includes all the print-outs for the season 2 activities as well as information on national standards and lesson overviews.
- Following Plans - Objectives: Understanding what a plan is and how it is used to build something. Time Required: 30 minutes, Materials: Reproducible 1, pen/pencil
- Shapes and Tools- Objectives: Understanding how to recognize and name geometric shapes; learning counting and categorizing skills. Time Required: 30 minutes Materials: Reproducible 2, pen/pencil
- Types of Things- Objectives: Understanding the difference between natural and people-made objects; learning different properties of objects and make comparisons. Time Required: 30 minutes Materials: Reproducible 3, scissors, glue, pen
The Curious George Discovery Guide
This guide will help you use the Curious George TV series as a springboard for bringing early engineering, math, and science learning into your classroom. This easy-to-use resource is designed for kindergarten teachers and other early childhood educators, and offers three hands-on thematic classroom investigations: Under Construction (engineering), Grouping & Graphing (math) and Blow, Wind, Blow! (science).
You can download this early learning guide in the following sections:
- Get Ready to Explore with Curious George (PDF, 835K)
Begin with this convenient overview of the Curious George approach to learning, along with tips for getting started.
- Under Construction: Engineering Investigation (PDF, 1.2MB)
Build towers and walls with boxes and blocks. This section includes Classroom Investigations (PDF, lesson plans), recommended books, and reproducible activity sheets.
- Grouping & Graphing: Math Investigation (PDF, 2.5MB)
Invite children to sort themselves and objects in different ways. Create concrete, picture, and abstract bar graphs together. This section includes Classroom Investigations (PDF, lesson plans), recommended books, and reproducible activity sheets.
- Blow, Wind, Blow!: Science Investigation (PDF, 909K)
Explore how wind moves objects. This section includes Classroom Investigations (PDF, lesson plans), recommended books, and reproducible activity sheets.
- Appendix (PDF, 260K)
Here's where you'll find a National Education Standards correlation chart, Curious George episodes listed according to engineering, math, and science objectives, and Curious George book and DVD resources.