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Where do Animals Live in the Winter


As a wrap up to learning about where animals live in the winter I thought it would be fun to make a poster that I found at Fun4Kids.

Hailey colored several different animals.

Then she glued various pieces onto the poster- a cave, tree, burrows, rocks, etc.

Then we talked about (reviewed) where each animal lives during the winter and Hailey glued  the animals to the correct places.

Then Hailey added some snow (cotton).

Once it was dry I added the words.

Then we talked about how Polar Bears stay warm during the winter even though they live where there is snow.

First Hailey put her bare hand in the snow- and decided it felt pretty cold.

Then she put on a “blubber glove.”  I had 2 ziploc bags.  In one bag I put Crisco.  Then the 2nd bag I turned inside out and put inside the first bag so that the Crisco wouldn’t get all over Hailey’s hand.

Hailey put her hand back in the snow and thought it was pretty neat that it no longer felt cold.

Hibernating Bear


Since we have been learning about animals in the winter we just had to make a cave for a hibernating bear!

Hailey painted a shoebox brown.

Then she ripped apart brown paper.

Then we glued the brown paper all around the cave.

Lastly she glued some cotton on the top for snow.

Shhhhh…. there’s a bear sleeping in there!

Then we made a cave in Hailey’s playroom and she hibernated for a little while with her stuffed bear.

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More Animals in the Winter


We continued learning about what animals do in the winter with this printable from Isty Bitsy Learners.  Hailey had to cut out 9 different pictures…

…then she had to sort them based on whether the animal hibernates, migrates or adapts.

Then we talked about squirrels do in the winter.

Hailey colored a squirrel.

Then made him a nest to keep him warm all winter.

Hailey’s finished squirrel in the winter.

Animals in the Winter


This week Hailey is learning all about what animals do during the winter.  We read several books about hibernating and have talked about hibernating, migrating and adapting.

Hailey made a book about where all the different animals sleep during the winter.

Here is the completed book- printables for this can be found at Itsy Bitsy Learners.

Then we learned about how the snowshoe hare adapts during the winter.

The snowshoe hare started out brown but then lost that fur and it grew back in white.  So Hailey painted a brown rabbit with white paint.

Then she added some cotton.

The completed snowshoe hare.

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