I adore learning about the Arctic. I find it fascinating to understand how animals have adapted to living in such harsh winter conditions.
While many animals migrate out of the Arctic during the dark and cold winter months, other animals live in the Arctic year round. These animals have to stay warm in sub-freezing temperatures. They have to avoid predators. And they have to feed themselves. It’s an amazing struggle for survival.
The Arctic is a great topic of study during the winter time. And I’ve got a resource that will make planning an Arctic Unit Study a cinch!
I have created an Arctic Unit Study Bundle. And I recently added even more printable materials.
I have worked really hard to give this Arctic Unit Study bundle a ton of value for you and your children.
I truly believe that with my Arctic Unit Study bundle, you will have all the ideas and printable resources you need to create a fun, engaging, educational, and hands-on Arctic unit for kids from preschool through second grade.
What makes the Arctic so fun to learn about?
Did you know that eight countries extend into the Arctic: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Canada, and the USA (Alaska)? Kids can look at a globe to find all the land masses included in the Arctic.
Did you know that the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic is -90° F (-68° C)? Kids can do a blubber experiment to understand how thick layers of fat keep animals warm in the cold Arctic temperatures.
Did you know that many Arctic animals change colors during the year? Animals like the Arctic hare and the ptarmigan are white in the winter and brown in the summer to provide the best camouflage for different times of year. My Arctic unit study includes ideas to help children understand what camouflage is and how it helps animals stay away from predators.
What will you find inside the Arctic Unit Study Bundle?
My favorite part of the Arctic Unit Study bundle is the teacher’s guide with facts about the Arctic, suggested books, and more than 30 different activity ideas for your Arctic Unit.
These activities cover a range of curricular areas, including sensory, fine motor, art, science, math, and early literacy. Plus, I’ve thrown in a few extra activities that are just plain FUN!
Here are a few sample pages from the teacher’s guide:
In addition to the study guide, the Arctic Unit Study bundle includes all these Arctic printables from Gift of Curiosity:
- Arctic Animals Montessori Book
- Arctic Animals 3-Part Cards
- Arctic Animals Bingo with photos
- Arctic Animals Bingo with illustrations
- Arctic Animals Camouflage Activity
- Arctic Animals I Spy
- Arctic Animals Sudoku
- Arctic Animals Gross Motor Movement Game
- Arctic Animals Fine Motor Pack
- Arctic Animals Grid Games
- Arctic Animals Skip Counting Mats
- Arctic Animals Toddler Skills Pack
- Arctic Animals Syllable Clip Counting Cards
- Arctic Animals Do-a-Dot Printables
- Arctic Animals Printables Pack
- Arctic Animals Word Search
- I Have. . . Who Has? Arctic 10 Frames
- Label the Parts of the Arctic Animals
- Where Arctic Animals Live Sorting Activity
As you can see, there’s enough Arctic-themed learning for a unit study that will keep your children busy all winter long!
Take a sneak peak at a few of the more than 325 pages of printable materials below:
Who is the Arctic Unit Study Bundle for?
I have designed the Arctic Unit Study bundle to be used with children in preschool through grade 2. Whether you are working with one child or a classroom of children, you will find lots of educational and hands-on activities to make your Arctic unit truly awesome.
The Arctic Unit Study Bundle is delivered to you as digital downloads product in PDF format, so be sure you have the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader so you can open and use your printables right away.
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