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Colors and animals are two things kids love. And they'll love looking for and circling 45 animal and color words. Print and pass out, use for early finishers or in a themed homework packet. Note: The title uses the spelling colour, instead of color, both are correct, but be aware that this might confuse your pupils.
Students investigate animal habitats in zoos. In this animal habitat activity, students fill in a KWLH chart about zoos before looking at pictures of African animals in zoo habitats. They discuss what they see and take a field trip to the zoo where they take digital pictures of animals in their habitats. They complete an art project of a chosen habitat.
Most drawings are comprised of a set of very basic shapes. Young zoologists examine the shapes that make up different animals they see at the zoo. They'll discuss the shapes that make up a head, body, and legs of an animal and then draw an animal of their own. The animal will be first drawn as shapes and then modified to look more realistic.
Students investigate the coverings of vertebrates and invertebrates and cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals. In this animals and their coverings lesson plan, students observe displays of different animals and discuss and answer questions about their body coverings. Students move from station to station and answer 3 questions about a picture of an animal. The class discusses the proper answers at the end of the activity.
Learners explore animal habitats in this collaborative lesson. First, they read Who Lives Here? by Dot and Sy Barlowe. Next, they get into groups to do research on one of three habitats, ponds, grasslands, or deserts. Finally, they create a visual presentation of what they learned, and share it with the class.
While this is a basic lesson on the life cycles of animals, there is a series of resources that make it a rich experience. Learners begin by discussing life cycles, then go to the computer lab to create a diagram, and also share their work. There are also websites and files for use with this lesson.
A nicely designed worksheet for young learners is here for you. Pupils read some interesting text about giraffes, then must write down four things that giraffes eat. There is a word puzzle at the bottom of the worksheet that requires kids to fill in the missing vowels in words that have something to do with giraffes.