Shell-abrate Learning!


This lesson plan is centered around turtles and tortoises with hands-on, creative-themed activities and experiments to engage school-age learners. This day camp unit offers a 6-hour lesson plan. It features suggestions for hands-on activities, outdoor play, and social-emotional learning. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare to move forward in grade school.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Lesson Outline:

  • Class discussion- Turtles and Tortoises
  • Turtle Soup Chair Game
  • A Turtle’s Life
  • Turtle Shell Shimmer
  • Turtle Puppets
  • Social-emotional learning – Hiding Under a Turtle Shell
  • Pet Turtle