Animal Habitats Project Ideas


Fun and Engaging Animal Habitat Project Ideas for Students!

Are you searching for an interactive and engaging way to teach your students about animal habitats? Look no further! Today I’m sharing some exciting animal habitats project ideas- lapbooks! These projects are designed to captive and engage your young science learners.

6 animal habitats project ideas are included in this bundle!
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What is a lapbook?

A lapbook is a compilation of small interactive activities that culminate in a comprehensive project, showcasing a student’s understanding of a particular topic. Each section is completed individually and then assembled to form an impressive final project, providing students with a sense of accomplishment and ownership over their learning.

Ocean Habitat Lapbook cover.
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Lapbooks are not only educational but also incredibly enjoyable for students, featuring pockets, foldable items, and flaps that add an element of fun to the learning process. Utilizing 12″ x 18″ construction paper or sturdy file folders, students can personalize their lapbooks, making each project unique and reflective of their individual creativity.

I also have a US Symbols Lapbook project available.

Animal Habitats Project Ideas: Lapbooks

The animal habitat lapbook consists of six different activities that guide students in exploring and understanding various aspects of different habitats. Students will delve into mapping the location of the habitat, documenting the climate, identifying native plants, highlighting special features, and uncovering fascinating facts. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to research and showcase facts about common animals found within the habitat, as well as create a food chain specific to the habitat.

A peek inside of the desert habitat lapbook project.
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Included Animal Habitats

The set includes projects for six distinct habitats:

How to use the animal habitat projects?

These versatile lapbooks seamlessly integrate with existing curricula and can be enhanced with resources such as National Geographic Kids, Pebble Go, online videos, and picture books. I’ve created some Quick Fact Sheets about each habitat to help you get started quickly!

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To maximize the effectiveness of these projects, we recommend focusing on one section at a time, allowing students ample time to explore and complete each activity. Additionally, allocate 2-3 days for the animal fact cards. Then, include a dedicated day for assembling the small projects into the lapbook. In total, we suggest dedicating approximately two weeks of science instruction to each habitat.

What’s included?

Students learn about the ocean with this animal habitats lapbook project.
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  • Six habitat lapbook projects for students
  • Quick Fact Sheets for each habitat
  • Visual guides for assembling the projects.
  • Print-and-Go pages for student use.

Engage your students in the exciting world of animal habitats with these comprehensive and entertaining lapbook projects!

See what others are saying about these animal habitats projects!

“My class loved learning about habitats with these lap books! The first one was a bit of a learning curve but after that the class knew just what to do. It was a great mix of reading, writing out details and coloring pictures. A printable page with details for each habitat is a great teacher support.” Teaching Butterflies

“We are doing a project about animal habitats and this was perfect! Great choice, engaging activities and easy to follow. Thank you for creating this resource!!” Gabrielle C.

“We just started using these, but it has been so much fun. My first grader is excited to learn about the habitats. Easy to use and adjust to your needs.” Ashley M.

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Learn more about these animal habitats project ideas on TPT.
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Hi, I’m Jaymie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I taught for 17 years including 12 years in First Grade, 4 years as a Reading Interventionist, and 1 year in Pre-K. 

I have a passion for creating rigorous, easy to use primary resources that require little or no prep! I hope you find some easy ideas to take back to your classroom or use in your homeschool!

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