In science this past month my daughter and I have been learning about animal habitats. I am still using Nancy Larson Science with her and it has been such a great fit for us! In the animals unit it goes through habitats, what animals eat, hibernation and migration as well as different classifications of animals (mammals, reptiles, birds, fish).
One of our favorite activities with this Animal unit was doing the different animal sorts. It is such a simple activity to put together, but I felt it added a lot to the learning. We did this activity with animal habitats as well as with they types of food animals eat. Our curriculum comes with full color animal cards, but you could print your own to do this activity.
Animal Habitats Sorting Activity
Write cards with the names of the different animal habitats. We started simple with land, water, or both. As she moved further into the lessons, she learned different land and water habitats (savannah, forest, pond, ocean, etc.) Then, we took our stack of animal cards and sorted them to where they lived. Easy, peasy, right?! Now try the same activity with Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores.
Want to learn more about animals and their habitats? One of my all-time favorite books to read to teach kids is the Burgess Animal Book. I even created a Burgess Animal Book learning guide to go along with this book. Check it out- you will LOVE it! (I made this guide quite a long time ago and some of the links have become outdated. Thanks for your patience as I work to update them!)
Here are a few more GREAT books on Animal Habitats:
Draw Write Now: Animal Habitats – Tie in your handwriting to science learning. This is one of our favorites!!!
Animal Habitats (Williamson Little Hand Series) – This is great to add in crafts to your learning!
Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these Crinkleroot books!