Where Do Animals Live?

Where Do Animals Live? lesson plan

  • 1.

    Toddlers start with familiar animals such as pets or farm animals. As children's knowledge expands, study wild animals. Animal habitats are a rich source of fascination. Go where animals live, such as farms and wildlife preserves. Find out about wild and

  • 2.

    Find recycled magazines about agriculture, wildlife, and pets for a wide range of creatures and homes. Close adult supervision is required to ensure children's safety. Ask children 3 or younger to tear out their pictures.

  • 3.

    Brian Wildsmith animals leap right off the page of his children's books. Look for other talented artists as well.

  • 4.

    To make the game: Search through recycled magazines for pictures of animals and where they live (dog and doghouse, fish and ocean). Cut out the pictures with Crayola® Scissors if you are 4 or older. Tear them out if you are 3 or younger.

  • 5.

    Sort through the pictures. Find at least 12 sets of animals and their homes.

  • 6.

    Use Crayola® Glue Sticks to attach the pictures to 24 index cards.

  • 7.

    To play Animal Homes: Play with two or three friends. Mix the cards. Place them face down in four rows.

  • 8.

    Each player in turn chooses two cards. If the cards have animals and homes that match, keep the cards, name the animals, and take another turn. If the cards do not match, turn them face down for the next player's turn.

  • 9.

    The game starts again when all cards are matched.


  • Asking Questions
  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Stories
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts