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Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter Martha E. H. Rustad

Snow falls, animals hibernate, and people bundle up, it’s winter! Check out all the changes that come with longer nights and colder temperatures.

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.

Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer

A fox wonders how he should prepare for the coming winter, but what other animals advise will not work for him until another fox comes to his aid.

Copy Me, Copycub by Richard Edwards

Copycub, who imitates everything that his mother bear does, follows her to their den when winter comes and snow begins to fall.

William’s Winter Nap by Linda Ashman

Just when William is ready to fall asleep in his cozy cabin, there is a tap on his window. A chilly chipmunk asks to stay, and Will scooches over in bed. “There’s room for two–I’m sure we’ll fit.” The chipmunk is just the first in a parade of mammals, each bigger than the last, until the bed is full.

Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara

One cold morning, a lonely boy wishes for something to do. Then someone comes to play who knows what winter is all about.

Baby Bear Counts One by Ashley Wolff

Before curling up with his mother in their cozy den, Baby Bear counts other animals preparing for winter.

Hibernating bear craft: /http://ttcrafts.com/bear-craft-for-preschoolers/

Build a cave engineering activity: https://kidssteamlab.com/preschool-engineering-activity-for-kids/

Winter adaptations guide: https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/7/3643/files/2013/09/Winter-Adaptations-I-168fn9g.pdf

 

The Long Sleepover

Ridiculous by Michael Coleman

Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen

How ridiculous would it be if an animal who was supposed to hibernate, didn’t? You can enjoy finding the answer to that question by reading Ridiculous!

The book by Jane Yolen reveals what animals besides Black Bear are hibernating.

For additional activities, try http://www.preschool-plan-it.com/hibernation.html or http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/hibernation.html

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How Do Chickens Stay Warm?

A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Talk about how Minerva’s friends stayed warm by putting their beaks under their wings. Have the children try putting their own “beaks” under their “wings”. If you have a stuffed chicken, place it in a “nest” with “bedding.” Chickens can stay warm by eating a bedtime snack, and they may not have lips, but their caretakers can use petroleum jelly on their combs and wattles to keep them from “chapping.”

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