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Posts tagged ‘habitat’

Denise Fleming’s Science

The author makes habitat the focus of these two titles:

Underground by Denise Fleming

In a Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

For related activities, try the following activity ideas:


There are more pond links at the link above.

See more of this author’s books for additional science in storytime title ideas.

undergroundIn the Small Small Pond

Mice. Rather Nice?

Mice by Rose Fyleman

Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley

Given basic parts, children can construct mice similar to those used in Lois Ehlert’s illustrations and talk about how mice move and use their senses, what they eat, where they like to live, etc.

Or try some of the activities at http://www.preschool-plan-it.com/mice.html.

Collect and show pictures of animals in the rodent family. Talk about how they are the same and different.

MiceMouse Mess

Turtle Time

Scoot by Cathryn Falwell

Turtle Day by Douglas Florian

Scoot shows turtles and the other inhabitants of their environment, accompanied by catchy repetition and all kinds of descriptive animal movement words. Turtle Day shows how a turtle spends its day in its habitat. To enhance the science in these books, there is a list of Ten Turtle Facts here: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/preschool-lesson-plans/63926-teaching-about-turtles-for-preschool/

scoot turtle day

Animal Camouflage-Multiple Titles

Can You See Me? by Ted Lewin

Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale

Twilight Hunt: A Seek-and-Find Book by Narelle Oliver

Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett

More than one title may be explored to demonstrate a science concept such as camouflage. There are also some great sites to use as activity resources:




Can You See Me stripesofalltypes twilight hunt Blue Chameleon


Luck by Jean Craighead George

A simple migration map, as well as a list of other animals that migrate, can be found at http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/migrate.shtml.


Animal Habitats

In the Tall, Tall Grass, In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

What’s in a Cave, etc. series by Tracy Nelson Maurer

In addition to sharing the information found in these high quality books, there is a flannelboard of In the Tall, Tall Grass to use as an extension activity with children at http://kizclub.com.

In the Tall Tall Grass

In the Small Small Pond

what-s-in-a-shell-What's in a Cave

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