Three Habitats: Ocean, Rainforest, and Arctic
Ask students to describe each of these habitats. Then give each student three blank notecards. Have them use a blue crayon to draw an ocean on the first notecard, a green crayon to draw a rainforest on the second notecard, and a third crayon (of their choice) to draw the Arctic on the third notecard. Tell them that you will call out the name of an animal, and that they should pick up the notecard that shows the animal’s habitat. After each response, give them some additional information about the animal and its habitat.
For example, you might say “Polar Bear. Where does a polar bear live? That’s right, a polar bear lives in the Arctic. A polar bear has white fur, which matches the white snow in its habitat. That way other animals won’t be able to see it in the snow. Monkey. What is a monkey’s habitat? That’s right, a monkey lives in the rainforest. There are a lot of trees in the rainforest. A monkey swings from tree to tree using its long arms. Sometimes it even swings by its tail!”
Other examples of animals in these three habits:
Ocean – starfish, lobster, octopus, shark, sea turtle,
Arctic – moose, white hare, reindeer, snowy owl,
Rainforest – snake, tree frog, alligator, parrot.