Animal Themes

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ABC's of Animals
(Lots of resources!!!)
Animal Tracking
Hibernating Animals
Games
Songs
My Pages
Animals Sounds
Information & Photos
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Misc. Activity Pages
Misc. Link Online Animals Games
Animal Paper Bag
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Animal eBooks / Animal Digital Books
Animals Matching Games & Flashcards eBooks  (I wrote this.)

QuickCraft Animal eBooks
Hot Sellers!!!
Titles Include: Australian Animals eBook, Dinosaur Printable Activities eBook, Jungle Activities eBook

Australian AnimalsDinosaur QuickCraftJungle Animals
QuickCraft theme eBooks are really popular on my site.   Click here to see other thematic eBooks that are available.

What's Inside Animal X-Rays - Set of 16

What's Inside Animal X-Rays - Set of 16

Learn about animals from the inside out! These innovative cards allow children to see a picture of an animal and then see the skeleton when placed on a light table or held up to a light. 16 cards and activity guide.

  • Introduce and compare animal anatomy
  • Plastic cards are sturdy and scratch-proof
  • Clean cards with soap and water
  • Great addition to your science
These are all of the animals featured in the set.
  • Human (2 different pose
  • Mandrill
  • Horse
  • Camel
  • Giraffe
  • Walrus
  • Black Rhinoceros
  • Marsh Frog
  • Elephant
  • Flying Dragon/Draco Volans
  • Snowy Owl
  • Sea Turtle
  • Flamingo
  • Diamondback Water Snake
  • Barracuda



Animal MP3 Downloads



Animal Gifts
Animal Den
-- Animal Jewelry, Animal Gifts, Pet Gifts, Animal Calendar, License Plate Frames, and more

Animal Stickers
Animal Jumbo Stickers

Animal Jumbo Stickers

90 self-adhesive stickers per pack. Each sticker is approximately 1-3/8" x 1". Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free per industry standards. Contact us for technical information.



You can use these stickers for Animal Concentration Games, Name That Animal Game, Finish the Pattern Game / Activity Sheet, place on papers, bulletin boards, and more.
Animal Faces 1 Stickers

Animal Faces 1 Stickers

120 self-adhesive stickers per pack. Approx 1" square or round. Stickers are acid-free and lignin-free per Industry Standards.



Animal Faces 2 Stickers

Animal Faces 2 Stickers

120 self-adhesive stickers per pack. Approx 1" square or round. Stickers are acid-free and lignin-free per Industry Standards.


Animal Games
Animal Concentration Game: Cut some index cards in half. Stick the matching animal sticker on two index cards.  Have the child turn all the cards facing down.  Have the child find a matching card.
Name That Animal Game: Cut some index cards in half. Stick an animal sticker on one index card.  Write the name on another card (or on the back).  Have the child name the animal.  You can even have them spell that animal.

Animal Felt Pieces
Wild Animals Felt Set

Wild Animals Felt Set

Wild animal felt pieces. Tall giraffes majestic polar bears impish raccoons and more will delight wild animal lovers. 14 animal mothers and their young. 22 figures 1H-7H.


Book & eBook from Teacher Created Resources
Animals Thematic Unit

Animals Thematic Unit

Animals Thematic Unit is based on the following pieces of literature: Nature's Footprints: In the Barnyard, Spot Goes to the Circus, Dear Zoo, The Pop-Up Pet Shop. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.



Lacing Cards
 
We own the Lace-up Cards Matching Animals And Habitats from Scholastic.  These cards are very durable and my children love them.  I highly recommend it to your animal learning manipulatives.

Animal Mats

We own the Mats Animals And Habitats from Scholastic.  This is also very durable and educational.  I highly recommend this product.

Art Instruction
Let's Draw Creatioin  Let's Draw Creation CD
Let's Draw Creation: Volume 1: Land Animals.  Available in workbook and CD formats.
These books are from
Masterpiece Art Instruction.  Make sure you check out their site to see else is available. New 6/23/09

Zoobooks

Koalas
On my site, you will find other exotic animals from Zoobooks.  Click below to go my website.
Zoobooks Exotic Animal Theme Books

Animal Tracks (Footprints) and Activity
Activity
Choose an animal to learn more about.
Make lots of animal tracks and place them around the room, house, or school.
Have your children or students look for the animal tracks.
Have a picture or photo of the animal at the end of the tracks.
As you tell them more about that animal, have them color the animal.  (Remember to look on all my pages for coloring pages.)

Animal Autographs @ Missouri Department of Convervation Red fox, gray fox, coyote, striped skunk, woodchuck, cottontail rabbit, white-tailed deer, common pig, bobcat, sheep, goat, house cat, dog, muskrat, raccoon, fox squirrel (gray squirrel), opossum, weasel, mink, mountain lion, and black bear.
Animal Tracks
Animal Tracks at KOP
Beartracker's Animal Tracks Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects, and Humans.  It also includes photos and information.
eNature.com Click on WildlifeGuides and then Mammal Tracks.
Grand Canyon: Tracking the Inhabitants Squirrel, rabbit, porcupine, mule deer, skunk, racoon, coyote/fox, lynx, and homo sapiens.
Oregon Trail Teacher's Guide: Common Animal Tracks
Plants & Animals to Look For
Tracking and Stalking North American Wildlife Lots!
Tracking Animals in Melrose Move the cursor over the tracks to reveal the animal. Also go to Pocket Guide to Massachusetts Animal Tracks for the one page guide.
Tracking the Inhabitants
Wildlife Tracks: Pronghorn

Animal Tracks Printables
Danielle's Place Eduction Crafts Animal Tracks Match Up Color Sheet, Animal Tracks Plaster Casts

Hibernating Animals
Hibernation
Talk about hibernation. (You can choose different seasons to talk about when different animals- winter, anytime.)  Go on a Animal Hunt.  Choose an animal and make animal prints (go to Animal Tracking) on paper.  At the end, have a picture or coloring page at the end  of the trail.  Have the children color coloring page of that animal. See Animal Tracking for some tracks.  Here are some animals that hibernate during the winter and other times of the year: Bears, gopher(ground squirrel), badger, chipmunk, butterflies and moths, gila monster, hedgehog, hamster, jerboa, ladybug, raccoon, rodents, squirrel, skunk, slow worm, wasp, some bats, frogs, snakes, turtles, salamanders, some fish, woodchucks (groundhogs), jumping mice, and other animals hibernate in the winter. 
Talk about "walking hibernation".  Find more information at: The Bear Facts - Polar Bear Hibernation. (This includes: polar bears, brown, and black bears.) Animals in Winter
Animals that Hibernate in the winter

The Grizzly or Brown Bear

Book
Read: The Mitten by Jan Brett.  Talk about which animals hibernate during the winter.
More resources located at: Mitten Theme.

Hibernating Animals
Build a cave out of chairs and blankets.  Place a teddy bear (or any other stuffed animal) into the cave.  Have it stay there for a period of time (for example, a day, a week, Christmas break, etc.).  Have the children play with the bear (or other animal) after it hibernates.

Hibernating Animal Printouts @ Enchanted Learning
Winter Animals Online Story (and Printable Story)

Hedgehog
The Happy Hedgehog Band by Martin Waddel
(Hear it read online at Goodnight Stories.)

Hedgehog Puppet @ activityvillage
Jan Brett's Hedgehog Coloring Costumes
Mitten Theme: The Mitten Story Bag There are different resources about hedgehogs.

Diurnal animals are active during the day.

Games
Animal, Animal, Who Are You? (for younger children)
The children sit in a circle.  One child sits or stands in the center and acts out the movements or makes the sound of an animal.   The other children raise their hands to guess what animal the child is imitating.   The child who guesses correctly then  acts out another animal.  You may want to have the child in the center whisper the name of the animal to you  before acting it out.  Then you can be sure the child has the animal clearly in mind, and you can help the child is necessary.

Animal Concentration Cards @ Bry-Back Manor

Songs
Over in the Meadow
Animal Rhymes @KIDIddles
KIDiddles.com - Animal Songs
KidzSing Garden of Songs 
Preschooleducation.com  Click on Music & Songs then Animals | Birds, Dinosaurs, Farm Animals, House Pets, Penguins, Sea Animals, Winter Animals, and Zoo

My Pages
My Lesson Ideas: Music From Saint-Saens & Moussorgsky - Animals
Children's Book List
ABC Theme
Biology Links
Children Songs & Other Music Links
Bible Theme
FHE: AnimalsIncluding printables. One can be used for a concentration game.
Lesson Plan Index
Mitten Theme (Links to make a mitten and place different animals inside of it.)

Information and Photos
(Some pictures to color.)
African Wildlife  Information about lots of different animals and see animal photos
Amazing Animals @ Yak's Corner Information about different animals
Animals from A to Z @ Borrico.com Connect the dots, information, coloring pages, links, games, Sound Island, and Sound Farm
Backyard Nature
"Lower Animals" (no backbones): Mollusks, Segmented Worms, Arthropods, Insects
"Higher Animals" (with backbones): Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, and other resources
Desert Animals & Wildlife Index: Information and Photos @ DesertUSA
eNature.com There are large pictures of amphibians, birds, butterflies, fishes, insects, mammals, reptiles, seashells, seashore creatures, spiders, trees, & wildflowers.  At this site teachers can create a classroom species, there are ecards, newsletters and more for free membership.
Gateway to online Natural History Notebooks by the Canadian Museum of Nature Information and pictures to color
GeoZoo
Internet Familia: Animales Information about animals in the air, water, earth, the dinosaurs, dogs, and zoos all in Spanish
Krafts' Creatures: Creature World Information and pictures about different animals around the world
Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Page
National Geographic: Animals and Kids Including sounds, information, etc.
NetVet Veterinary Resources: Animals Links
New Mexico's Week for the Animals Teacher can use the resources provided by this site to start a Humane Education program for their students or school. (Viewer Link)
Wildlife Fact Files @ Goodnight Stories Mammals,  birds, fish, and insects  (Including photos.)

Miscelleneous Links
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures.com
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database: Educational Resources and More
The Exploratorium
Smithsonian Natural History

Themes and Activities
ChildFun Animal Themes
K-3 Themes at EnchantedLearning.com These themes have links to simple crafts, nursery rhymes, coloring book printouts, information, and/or quizzes based on the topic.
KidZone - National Wildlife Federation All Ages.
Magazines include: Wild Animal Babies, Backyard Buddies, and Ranger Rick Goes Wild.
Coloring Pages,
Activities, Fun & Games, Recipes, Science, Nature, etc. (depending on the age group)

Older Children Themes / Units
Rainbow Horizons Publishing - Free Teaching Unit! This pdf has worksheets, facts, etc. (Grades 4-8)

Crafts
About.com: Animal & Creatures Crafts Make your own reptiles, cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, and much more
DLTK'S Animal Crafts for Kids I go to the site a lot.  It is for ages 2 through over age 4.

Puppets
Animal Finger Puppets from Library.lds.org

Desert Animal Coloring Pages
Sonoran Desert Kids - Pages to print & Color Aplomado Falcon; Bald Eagle; Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl; Chiricahua Leopard frog; Desert Pupfish; Gila Chub; Gila Topminnow; Huachuca Water Umbel; Jaguar; Jaguarundi; Kearney's Blue Star; Lesser Long Nosed Bat;     Masked Bobwhite; Mexican Gray Wolf; Mexican Spotted Owl; Mountain Plover; Ocelot; Sonoran Pronghorn; Southwestern Willow Flycatcher;  Sonoyta Mud Turtle

Coloring Pages
Alphabet Links Animal coloring pages with the letter on them
About.com: Animal Coloring Pages
Alphabet Soup: Coloring Corner Cats, Birds, Dogs, Frogs, Rabbits, Elephant, Squirrel, and Turtle
Animals Coloring Pages @ coloring.ws Some realistic and others are cartoons

Animal Fun Coloring Pages by Michael Gray There are over 90 coloring pages drawn my an 11 year old boy
Animals Number Challege Board (1-10)
Arthur's B&W Clip Art Coloring pages
Color Texas Animals
Coloring Pages These include: beaver, parrot, raccoon, giraffe, bat, butterfly, clown dog, fish undersea, eagle, frog, peacock, camel, horse rearing, doggy takes a bath, fish & cat, squirrel, wild tiger, hummingbird, bird and birdhouse, and feeding horses
Colouring Book - Activities @ Pitura Kids Wild Animals, Pet Animals
Connected Kids - Coloring Book
DLTK's Animal Alphabet Coloring Pages
Go to EnchantedLearning.com for the hard find the letters of the alphabet
EnchantedLearning.com: Alphabet pages Most of these printouts have animals on them
Enchantedlearning.com: Animal Printouts with body parts & facts If you can't find an animal on my page or want an animal that most people have never heard of, go to this link.
First-Schools Coloring Pages - Animals   LOTS!
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision Animated Animals Coloring Book (A-Z) Alligator, bat, copperhead (snake), deer, eagle, frog, grasshopper, heron, ichneumon wasp, jay, kingfisher (bird),  ladybug, manatee,  nuthatch (bird), owl, panther, queen angelfish, water rat, tree snail, Florida box turtle, underwing (moth),  pileated woodpecker, yellowthroat (bird), and zebra swallowtail (butterfly)
Florida Scrub Coloring Book, Archbold Biological Station
Free Coloring Pages: Animals LOTS!
Hawaiian Endangered Animals - Coloring Book
Indian River Lagoon Coloring Book - The Aquatic Preserves Are Exceptional
Download pdf files.  I haven't gone through everything so there might be some listed that should be on another page.
Anhingas, Anoles, Blue Crabs, Bobcats, Cabbage Palms, Cormorants, Daisies, Dolphins, Egrets, EndangeredSpecies, Fiddler Crabs, Flounders, Grebes, Gulls, Hermit Crabs, Herons, Ibis, Irish Pompanos, Jack Crevalles, Jellyfish, Killdeer, Killifish, Least Sandpipers, Loggerheads, Mangroves, Marshgrass, Needlefish, Nigh Herons, Ospreys, Otters, Pelicans, Puffers, Quahog Clams, Queen Conchs, Raccoons, Roseate Spoonbills, Seahorses, Snook, Terraphins, Turtlegrass, Underwater Areas, Urchins, Vectores, Vultures, Waterstriders, Whelks, Xerophytes, Extinct, Yellowtail Snappers, Yellow Rat Snakes, Zooplankton, Zebra Butterflies
International Wolf Center Critters of the North Woods Coloring Book Black Bear, Beaver, Dragonflies, White Tailed Deer, Loons, Wolf, Moose, Spring Peeper (frog), Red Squirrel, Lynx, Snowshoe Hare, and Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies
Ivy's Coloring Pages Dinosaurs, lion, elephant & baby elephant, bird, bull, fish, pig, snake, and a bear with flowers
Kendra's Coloring Book: Online or Offline
Kid Explorers Cow, Honeybear, Hummingbird, Lion & Lamb, Panda, Parrot, Penguin, and Swan
KidsRCrafty.com: Coloring Pages LOTS!
Kid's Corner @ USGS Biological Resources Discipline Links to Animals and Birds
National Geographic Coloring Book: Animals, Pictures, Links Lots of animals!
Preschoolcoloringbook.com Alligator, Bear, Camel, Chicken, Dalmatian, Dog In Box, Dog Wash, Dog Party, Donkey, Elephant, Giraffe, Guinea Pig, Hippo, Hippo Mask, Horse, Kangaroo, Lion, Monkey, Moose, Otter, Panda, Pig, Polar Bear, Porcupine, Prairie Dog, Raccoon, Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros Dot to Dot, Snake, Squirrel, Whale, Wolf, and Zebra
Preschool Coloring Pages @ Everything Preschool
Sunshine: Picture and Questions about animals
thekidzpage.com Creatures Colouring Pages Including funny creatures
US EPA - Endangered Species Picture Book

Miscellaneous Activity Pages (including coloring pages)
A Breastfeeding Activity Package for Grades K-12
There are other worksheets for older children about breastfeeding and more located at this link.
  1A- Animal Shadows Match the shadows: elephant, mouse, rabbit, skunk, and camel.
  2A - Animal Babies Circle the animal to the right that could be that animal's baby: horse, cow, and duck.
  3C - How Many Babies(Count the number of babies each animal has and write it in the blanks for these: pig, duck, ladybug, and monkey.)
American Veterinary Medical Association - Kids' Korner Activities that include puppets, coloring pages, games, masks, and more.
Animalink.com: Fun Stuff - Puzzles, Games, Quizzes About Animals
Billy Bear and Clarence's Animal Scoop Information, games, printouts (including stickers), flashcards, deck of cards, postcards, lesson plan, and zoo links.
Bry-Back Activity Pages LOTS!
American Veterinary Medical Association - Kids' Korner Activities that include puppets, coloring pages, games, masks, and more.
Ettamogah Wildlife Sanctuary On the Activities for Kids Page, there are coloring pages of different Australian animals, songs, word searches, dot to dot pictures, poems, and more.
FONZ Fun These are things they have there: North American Animals Cross-Word puzzle and trivia, Build a Seal, Build a Sea Lion, Build a Beaver Pond, Cheetah Puzzle, NZP's Orang Utan Language Game, and Seed Matching Challenge.
Fur and Alligator Advisory Council - Education
"Teachers, check out our education and biology pages, geared towards helping you meet your requirements with science benchmarks. We have lots of activities, lesson plans, and worksheets designed around state and national benchmarks. The biology pages give information on general biology, diet and habitat of Louisiana's furbearing animals. Our educational materials can be downloaded in html, pdf (for Adobe Acrobat Reader), or Microsoft Word format. ..."
LHS: A-Z Index Information about different animals, activities, and more
PBS.org: Zooboomafoo: Family Fun and Activity Sheets
Scissor Skills
theKidzpage.com: Jungle Puzzle Page
Waterford Press: Games and Activities (lots)
Wild Animal Crossword from Library.lds.org

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