Exploring Animal Habitats with Meaningful Literature and More

This blog post is all about animal habitats. If you're working on a science unit on this topic, check out all the resources here for a cross curricular unit your kids will enjoy.

Animal habitats is a common topic in science, and this post includes a variety of resources and ideas you can use to build a meaningful unit for your students.  Kids love animals and have a natural curiosity about them. Below, I've included a theme sheet with a variety of activities including habitat mobiles from Fabulous 2 and 3, Polar Region Snowglobes from Science Penguin, Animal Design Project from Horizons, and a Desert Habitat freebie from Simply Second.  They all look like loads of fun.  Just click the image below to download a copy. The resources are linked in the pdf for easy download.

Book Ideas

For book suggestions, I have listed a few that I've enjoyed using.  Here are a few other collections that I found as I searched for this post.  They are pins, so you can repin them to your own boards too.  
Forest books for kids from Teach Beside Me 20 books about Arctic animals for kids from @Kids Yoga Stories ~ Giselle Shardlow Excellent reads about the biomes and ecosystems around the globe -- plus some great hands-on activities!

Craft Ideas

These animal shaped habitat slip books would be a fun way to keep students engaged during a presentation on animal habitats. Incorporating a creative element such as this would be a awesome break in instruction and allow time for students to be involved in the lesson.camouflage  (can give each student a piece of scrapbook paper with a different pattern on each for them to incorporate)There are so many fun craft ideas that can be incorporated into each region's tribal studies, and the internet provides the opportunity to see authentic examples.  Here are a few projects I liked, but I have pinned quite a few others on my board.  {Here} is the link again
    Food chain pyramid foldable! classroom-ideas Desert Animal and Plants habitat and adaptations   Cactus Hotel Craft in site Owl Silhouettes - good lesson plan

Notebook and Teaching Printables

Interactive Flip Book of Rainforest AnimalsAnimal Adaptations Poster Design for Upper ElementaryHere are a few more foldables and graphic organizers that would be helpful with the animal theme.      
Food Chain FREEBIE~Jump Frog Jump!Do you have favorite animal resources you use and are willing to share?  Feel free to share your ideas in the comments, and have a great weekend I hope you'll enjoy the ideas.

This blog post is all about animal habitats. If you're working on a science unit on this topic, check out all the resources here for a cross curricular unit your kids will enjoy.

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