Ch 6: Forest Animals Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Help to keep your students engaged and entertained while they learn about various forest animals with these lesson plans and corresponding lessons. The lesson plans offer activities, classroom assignments and suggested class discussions that can help build out your curriculum, and supplemental lessons provide interesting facts about each animal.

Forest Animal Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Well, not exactly, though you will find lessons on bears in this chapter. Other animals you can help your students learn about include wolves, rabbits, moose, deer, squirrels and raccoons. Use the lessons to teach students about the characteristics, habitats, life cycles and eating habits of these animals, then implement some of the ideas from the corresponding lesson plans. These might incorporate writing, drawing, role-playing, vocabulary and other fun games and activities students can do for homework or as classroom assignments.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your study of forest animals meets curriculum standards.
  • Student engagement: Keep students engaged with creative activities relating to the animals they are studying.
  • Vocabulary words - Identifies relevant words relating to each animal discussed in this chapter.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to making planning forest animals lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for the specific forest animals topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your science class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related forest animals lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of forest animals from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant forest animals activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

38 Lessons in Chapter 6: Forest Animals Lesson Plans
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Black Bear Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Black Bear Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Can your students distinguish a black bear from other types of bears? This lesson plan is designed to help them do so. A text lesson explains key facts, and a hands-on activity leaves students with a reminder of what they've learned.

Brown Bear Lesson Plan for Elementary School

2. Brown Bear Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Through discussion, artistic endeavor, public speaking, active games and writing assignments, this lesson plan guides your students through learning fun facts related to brown bears.

Porcupine Lesson Plan

3. Porcupine Lesson Plan

Teach your students all about porcupines in this lesson plan. They will analyze an informational text by engaging in collaborative discussion about what they have read. Students will show what they know by creating a Frayer Model graphic organizer.

Porcupine: Characteristics, Habitat & Diet

4. Porcupine: Characteristics, Habitat & Diet

Porcupines are small rodents and there are multiple species of porcupines. In this lesson, we will learn about the varieties of porcupines, where they live, and what they eat.

Koala Lesson Plan for Elementary School

5. Koala Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Kids love koalas, but they may not know much about them. In this lesson plan, students will learn about the habitat and diet of koalas by reading informational text and creating an informative poster.

Opossum Lesson Plan

6. Opossum Lesson Plan

This lesson plan walks your students through general information concerning opossums. Students interact with the information through discussion, active games, group art projects and written assignments.

Opossum Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Opossum Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What type of marsupial lives in North America and can play dead? The opossum! This lesson plan is designed to outline key facts about opossums through a simple text lesson. An activity helps to reinforce key facts about opossums.

Raccoon Lesson Plan

8. Raccoon Lesson Plan

Teach your students about raccoons using this lesson plan. Use our informational lesson as a guided reading to build fluency and decoding skills while working on comprehension of facts about raccoons. Students will ask and answer questions and apply learning to an activity.

Raccoon Facts: Lesson for Kids

9. Raccoon Facts: Lesson for Kids

Raccoons have a unique look and many interesting qualities. They are common in most parts of the United States, and you may have even seen one. This lesson will teach you about raccoons and how they live.

Porcupine Lesson Plan for Elementary School

10. Porcupine Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson is sharp, but it won't hurt! In this lesson, students will learn about porcupines and discuss their characteristics. Students will also have an opportunity to play a game with the facts and make a porcupine-like creature.

Grizzly Bear Lesson Plan

11. Grizzly Bear Lesson Plan

What do your students know about grizzly bears? This lesson plan uses a simple and entertaining text lesson to teach students about the grizzly bear. An activity will help them create a visual of what students learned.

Squirrel Lesson Plan

12. Squirrel Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach students about squirrels. Students will read an informational text lesson on the critter and identify main ideas and supporting details with support, before classifying squirrels by characteristics. Finally, they'll apply learning with a fun writing activity.

Squirrel Facts: Lesson for Kids

13. Squirrel Facts: Lesson for Kids

If you've ever been to a park with large trees, chances are you have seen a squirrel. Squirrels are adored by many, but the true facts about this animal may surprise you. In this lesson, we will explore facts about many types of squirrels.

Wolf Lesson Plan

14. Wolf Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses two informational nonfiction texts to teach your students all about wolves. Students will read to learn about wolf behavior, lifestyle and habitat, then apply concepts to a question wheel to help concepts stick.

Wolf Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Wolf Facts: Lesson for Kids

In the dog family, wolves are the biggest members that are wild. This lesson will teach you about wolves, where they live, why they howl and some other cool facts about them.

Wolf Habitat: Lesson for Kids

16. Wolf Habitat: Lesson for Kids

Wolves don't just live in snowy cold places! They can live everywhere from the desert to the Arctic. In this lesson, you'll learn about where wolves can live and how they stay alive in all different places.

Wolf Activities for Kids

17. Wolf Activities for Kids

''Wolf'' is an interesting, yet deep read for young students. These activities allow students to understand where the storyline occurred, while analyzing the symbolic nature of wolves and the importance of extended family.

Rabbit Lesson Plan

18. Rabbit Lesson Plan

What do your students know about rabbits, besides their cute and cuddly natures? This lesson plan uses two fact-filled text lessons to teach students about rabbits and an activity to provide a fun take-away.

Rabbit Facts: Lesson for Kids

19. Rabbit Facts: Lesson for Kids

Rabbits are common in stories, cartoons, and especially on certain holidays! In this lesson, learn about different types of rabbits, their habitats and diet, and special physical features that help them survive in the wild.

Life Cycle of a Rabbit: Lesson for Kids

20. Life Cycle of a Rabbit: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the life cycle of a rabbit. You'll learn about the four main stages of a rabbit's life: baby, young adult, middle age, and geriatric, and what rabbits are like at each of these life stages.

Deer Lesson Plan

21. Deer Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about deer. This plan introduces the information through an informational text on the animals before students are challenged to ask and discuss questions and answers about where deer live and what they eat. To close the lesson, they will apply their new -found knowledge in an activity.

Deer Facts: Lesson for Kids

22. Deer Facts: Lesson for Kids

What kind of animal is a deer? What do deer eat? Where do they live? How do they grow? This lesson teaches all about deer and their life cycle, habitat, diet, and body.

Moose Lesson Plan

23. Moose Lesson Plan

Teach your students about moose with this lesson plan. Students will read a nonfiction text, ask and answer questions, discuss information, then apply concepts to a fun game to make concepts stick.

Moose Facts: Lesson for Kids

24. Moose Facts: Lesson for Kids

It's no moose-tery that moose have an interesting look. This lesson will teach you about their unique physical features and where to look for a moose!

Weasel Lesson Plan

25. Weasel Lesson Plan

Weasels are an important part of many ecosystems. This lesson is designed to give students background information on the weasel family, and then allows them to explore a member of the weasel family in more detail.

Weasel Facts: Lesson for Kids

26. Weasel Facts: Lesson for Kids

Come learn about weasels. They are small animals, but good hunters, and are found in many places around the world. This lesson will teach you about weasels, where they live, what they eat and other cool facts.

Bear Lesson Plan

27. Bear Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you introduce your students to the world of bears. Students will use comprehension skills to read a lesson about bears detailing eating, sleeping and basic living habits, then apply concepts to a fun activity.

Facts About Bears: Lesson for Kids

28. Facts About Bears: Lesson for Kids

You may have seen a bear at the zoo, but you probably didn't think much about what they eat, how they live in the wild, or where to find them. This lesson will teach you about different kinds of bears and how they live.

Panda Lesson Plan

29. Panda Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about pandas. With it, students will read two informational texts that explain what pandas are like, all about their habitat, and what's happening to their population. Finish up with a fun activity to make facts stick.

Giant Panda Facts: Lesson for Kids

30. Giant Panda Facts: Lesson for Kids

Giant pandas are cute, but there's a lot to learn behind the cuddly face. In this lesson, we'll cover where they live, what they eat, what they're like, and why they're in danger.

Panda Habitat Facts: Lesson for Kids

31. Panda Habitat Facts: Lesson for Kids

A habitat is a place that all living things need to survive. Pandas have a special habitat that provides everything they need to live. Learn all about pandas and their habitats.

Forest Habitat Activities

32. Forest Habitat Activities

Learning about the forest is a fun way to learn about habitats. This series of activities allows students to explore forest habitats in fun, inquiry-based ways that will improve student engagement and knowlege.

Forest Animal Activities for Elementary School

33. Forest Animal Activities for Elementary School

Exciting and engaging activities draw students in to learn more about forest animals. In this lesson students will actively explore and create while learning.

Textile Cone Snail: Facts & Habitat

34. Textile Cone Snail: Facts & Habitat

Of all the species of cone snails, the textile cone snail is the most venomous. In this lesson you will learn some interesting facts about this snail, and look at its habitat.

Forest Animals Lesson Plan

35. Forest Animals Lesson Plan

Most of us are intimidated when we run into an animal from the forest. Your students will learn more about forest animals as they read and discuss a text lesson, create forest animal profiles and take a quiz.

Animals of the Forest: Types & Habitats

36. Animals of the Forest: Types & Habitats

In this lesson, you'll be learning about animals of the forest. By the end of this lesson, you'll understand which animals and habitats exist in rainforests, temperate forests and the cold taiga.

Warthog Lesson Plan for Elementary School

37. Warthog Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Warthogs are of interest to children after seeing them in cartoons and movies. Your students will have a good time learning about warthogs as they read and discuss a text and create warthog profiles.

Wombat Activities

38. Wombat Activities

Wombats are amazing creatures that many students may never get to see in real life. This asset offers multiple fun and active activities to engage your students in learning about wombats.

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