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Trio of Animal Habitats


Chart paper and marker
Small pictures of animals from various habitats: land, sea or air
A tray divided into three equal sections or a shoe box with taped-in cardboard dividers


1. Label each area in the bottom of the tray so that items can be sorted by land, air and sea (blue for water, brown/green for land, and light blue with cut-out of cloud or sun for air).
2. In a group, ask the children to think of animals that live in each area of the environment. Make a graph with a column for each habitat.
3. Take out the activity. Be sure to show the children how they are to sort, and what each picture stands for on the bottom of the tray.
4. You may also explain to the children the care to be taken with the items, how many children can use the activity at one time and how to put the activity away.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Homes and Houses
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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