Display the whale preschool crafts and talk about the whales.
Where do whales live? - Whales mostly live in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. They usually migrate to warmer waters near Hawaii and the South Pacific in the winter. Whales also live in the Indian Ocean.
Has anyone seen a real whale and if so, where? At sea or at Sea World?
How large are whales? Compare with a truck, for instance. You can also get a rope of over 100 feet length and have the preschoolers unwind that, so they can see how large whales can grow.
What do whales eat? - Some whales have a sieve-like structure called baleen in place of teeth and eat microscopic plankton. Other whales have teeth and eat small and large fish.
How do whales breathe? - As whales are mammals like us, they need to breathe air. They must come up to the ocean surface to breath. They breath through a blowhole on the top of their head. Toothed whales have one blowhole and Baleen whales have two blowholes.
How many sorts of whales are there? - Some of the different types of whales are Blue Whale, Baleen Whale, Sperm Whale, Humpback Whale, Bowhead Whale, Orca or Killer Whale, Narhwahl Whale, Beluga Whale.
What else to do?
Tell a story about a whale. Here's one from the Marshall Islands about the Whale and the Sandpiper
Draw a whale and color it.
Sing a song about a whale. Here's the Save The Whales Song
Hear whales singing in the following video