Wildlife Habitat Checklist

Take a walk on the wild side with a project about animal habitats. After kids observe a chosen animal in its home, they describe the animal's food and water sources, shelter, and how it raises its young. They then write a short fictional story about the animal.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids complete the activity after a trip to the zoo, natural history museum, or another venue where they observe animals
  • Augment your learners' observations with some online research about their animals of choice
  • Create an outdoor classroom based on the habitat of your state, including animals that kids can watch and learn about
Classroom Considerations

  • This is based on an outdoor classroom in Alabama, but you could easily modify the activity to your own classroom needs

  • A fun way for kids to apply what they learn in the classroom to a natural habitat
  • The outdoor classroom project would be engaging for learners of all levels

  • None
Common Core