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Tree frogs in the rain forest

Rain Forest Teacher Resources

Teach students about the diverse life and cultures of the rain forest with the teaching resources below. Introduce students to rain forest ecology with lessons and printables on tropical plants, animals, and much more! There are bulletin board ideas for your classroom, articles on amphibians, and activities for wildlife week and Earth Day (April 22). You'll find what you need to connect this science topic with math, language arts, and social studies for all grades.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Bulletin Boards

Ladybug Pattern
Insects Bulletin Board
Insects Bulletin Board Example

Lesson Plans

Layers of the Rain Forest
Animals of the Rainforest
Plants of the Rain Forest
Why Care About Amphibian Population Decline and Malformations?
Rain Forest Products
Estimating Turtle Size and Age
More Rainforest Lesson Plans


Frog Life Cycle Booklet
Printable List of Rain Forest Animals
Tissue Flower Craft
The Amazing Rain Forest Word Power
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Animal Research and Writing
Animals of the Rainforest
More Popular Rain Forest Printables

Earth Day Activities

Threats to Tropical Rain Forests
Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
What Are the Effects of Deforestation?
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Rain Forest Vocabulary Worksheet
More Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Rain Forest Activities for Math Class

Tropical Rain Forest Math
Rain Forest Facts
Rain Forest Math Lab
Modeling Rain Forest Layers
Comparing Tree Heights
More Rainforest Activities for Math Class

Rain Forest Art Activities

Rain Forest Animals
Rain Forest Art
Your Own Rain Forest
Curious George Takes a Job: Jungle Mural
More Rain Forest Art Activities

Rain Forest Activities for Social Studies Class

Reading Warm-Up 24 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Peoples of the Rain Forest
The Race of Toad and Deer
South American Tropical Rain Forests
Go and Come Back
Reading a Map of Madagascar
The Tropics
More Rain Forest Activities for Social Studies Class

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Jungle
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Rain Forest Science Activities

About the Tropical Rain Forest
Care and Handling of Live Reptiles and Amphibians
Measuring Turtle Length and Age
Life Science Across the Curriculum Printables Slideshow
More Rain Forest Science Activities

Literature Resources on Rain Forests

Post Card Template
Poke & Look Learning Books
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades K-8
Post Cards from the Rain Forest
More Literature Resources on Rain Forests

Plants of the Rain Forest

Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Tropical Rain Forest Plant Products
More Rain Forest Plants Resources

Rain Forest Articles

Reptile and Amphibian Defense Systems
Reptiles and Amphibians Through the Ages
Reptile and Amphibian Life Span and Life History
Eastern Newt Species Account
Amphibian Population Declines
NSTA Recommends -- Reptiles and Amphibians
More Rain Forest Articles

Language Arts Activities on Rain Forests

Rain Forest Vocabulary
Reading Warm-Up 53 for Gr. 5 & 6: Science
Anaconda Reading Passage
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
Orangutan Reading Passage
Praying Mantis Reading Passage
Chimpanzee Reading Passage
More Popular Language Arts Activities on Rain Forests

Wildlife Week Activities

Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Bullfrog Food Web
Mexican Milksnake and Coralsnake Drawings
Reptile and Amphibian Defense Strategies
Long-Lived Turtles
Reptile and Amphibian Checklist
What Animal Do I Admire?
More Popular Rain Forest Wildlife Activities


Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/10), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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