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Wildlife Teacher Resources

Look below to find plenty of cross-curricular printables, lesson plans, quizzes, and references for National Wildlife Week (held in March each year). Bring nature into your classroom with these great wildlife teaching resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Activities include bird-watching, reading comprehension passages, and fun art projects. Students will enjoy learning about wild plants and the animals that live in the rain forests, oceans, and polar regions.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Arctic Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Antarctic Mini-Lesson
Meet the Mammals Mini-Lesson
Focus on Frogs Mini-Lesson
Characteristics of Mammals Mini-Lesson
Introducing Deserts Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons


Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
What Is Adaptation?
Animal Research and Writing
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
Animal Adaptations Project -- Worksheet 1
Vertebrates and Invertebrates Word Fill-In
Why Are Feathers Special? -- Activity 4.2
More Popular Wildlife Printables


Animal Classification Quiz
Mammals Quiz
General Science Quiz
Arthropods Quiz
Animal Habits Quiz
Kinds of Animals Quiz
Animal Facts Quiz

Technology Resources

Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
Kaufman Focus Guides by Kenn Kaufman

Earth Day Activities

Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
National Park System of the United States
There's an Owl in the Shower
Mystery of the Malformed Frogs Lesson Plan
Why Are Wetlands Important to the Environment?
What Is Wildlife Conservation?
Extinct, Endangered, and Threatened Animals Activity
Threats to Tropical Rain Forests
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans

Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
Snake and Sight-Words Board Game
Owl Sculpture
Animal Walk Circuit
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Mimics Survive -- Camouflaged Reptiles
Dinosaur Detectives
More Wildlife Lesson Plans

Wildlife References

Some Unusual Facts About Snakes
Animal Defenses
Animal Names: Male, Female, Young
Animals as Athletes
Vertebrates Versus Invertebrates
Animal Group Terms
Animal Vocabulary: Families and Behavior
More Wildlife References


A Visit to the Zoo Sub Kit (Grades 1-2)
Reptiles and Amphibians Through the Ages
The Summer of the Swans
Books to Use When Teaching Fables
NSTA Recommends -- Animal Adaptations
Amphibian Population Declines
The Race of Toad and Deer
More Wildlife Articles

Wildlife Activities for Art & Drama

3-Person Silly Animals
Large Creatures
Monkey See, Look At Me Coloring Page
The Barnyard Song
Can You Make a Feather? -- Activity 4.4

Literature Resources on Wildlife

Ice Dogs Common Core Discussion Questions & Activities
Animals & Actions Word Match Up for Monkey See, Look At Me
Touching Spirit Bear and Ghost of Spirit Bear Reading Guide
Birds as Symbols and Omens
On the Far Side of the Mountain
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
More Literature Resources on Wildlife

Wildlife Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Emperor Penguins Reading Warm-Up
Mountain Animals Reading Warm-Up
Sloths Reading Warm-Up
Snake Facts Game Board
How Do Some Animals Communicate? -- Activity 4.10
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The Mole Rat
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Puffins
More Popular Wildlife Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Arctic & Antarctic
Little Brainwaves Investigate: Animals
DK First Animal Encyclopedia
Eye Wonder: Mammals
E.Guides: Mammal
Eyewitness: Bird
Eyewitness: Eagle & Birds of Prey
Eyewitness: Amphibian
Eyewitness: Mammal
Eyewitness: Jungle
Eye Wonder: Birds
One Million Things: Animal Life
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Children's Science Activities on Wildlife

Can You Design a Better Bird? -- Activity 4.13
Measuring Turtle Length and Age
Which Mammal Group?
Bird Feeders
Basics of Bird-Watching
Planimal House
Care and Handling of Live Reptiles and Amphibians
More Children's Science Activities on Wildlife

Wildlife Activities for Earth Science Class

How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Geologic Time Scale and Reptile Skeletal Figures
Science Reading Warm-Up: Mammals
Butterfly Facts and Questions
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
Frog Life Cycle Booklet
More Wildlife Activities for Earth Science Class

Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants
Wildflowers and Their Families
Layers of the Rain Forest
The Sunflower
Flower and Leaf Press
Plants of the Rain Forest
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Wildlife in Polar Regions

Animal Research - Plan Ahead
Julie's Wolf Pack Reader's Guide
Cub's Big World Story Hour Kit
What Animal Do I Admire?
More Polar Regions – Teacher Resources

Resources on Insects

Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Plant & Animal Visuals Slideshow
Camouflaged Butterflies
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide
Animal & Insect Transparencies Slideshow
Animal Groups Matching
Praying Mantis Reading Passage
More Resources on Insects

Endangered Species Resources

Zebras Reading Warm-Up
Marsupials – Matching Activity
Why Care About Amphibian Population Decline and Malformations?
Science and Language Arts: Tigers in Trouble
Endangered Interview
Animals Reading Warm-Up: Bison
Boa Constrictor Reading Warm-Up

Aquatic Wildlife Resources

What Belongs in the Ocean?
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Squid
Killer Whales Reading Warm-Up
Penguins Reading Warm-Up
The Dolphins of Shark Bay Common Core Discussion & Activity Guide
Sea Turtle Scientist Discussion & Activity Guide with Common Core Connections
More Oceans – Teacher Resources

Rain Forest Wildlife Activities

Chimpanzee Reading Passage
Mexican Milksnake and Coralsnake Drawings
Bullfrog Food Web
Reptile and Amphibian Checklist
Reptile and Amphibian Defense Strategies
Eastern Newt Species Account
NSTA Recommends -- Reptiles and Amphibians
More Popular Rain Forest Wildlife Activities

Social Studies & Wildlife Connected

Create a Turkey
The Boy Who Drew Birds Teacher's Guide
Protecting Australia's Native Wildlife
More Social Studies Resources on Wildlife

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