January is a great month for learning about Polar animals. As you teach your students about penguins, polar bears, walruses, and the other animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, save time with these no prep Polar Animal Activities. The activities can be printed or completed using Google Slides™ making them suitable for classrooms, homeschooling, and distance learning.
The Polar Animal Activities packet includes resources that will help you teach about the various animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Students will label the various polar animals, learn about polar animals with the comprehension checks, make their own Arctic animal and Antarctic animal booklets, use the graphic organizers to record concepts they have learned, and lots more. These polar animal no prep activities are great to have on hand to complement your thematic unit on Polar Animals.
Polar Animal Activities
Below is a list of all the activities included in the Polar Animal Activities packet:
- Comparing Polar Animals Graphic Organizer
- Arctic Animals KWL Graphic Organizer
- Antarctic Animals KWL Graphic Organizer
- Label the Penguin
- Label the Polar Bear
- Label the Walrus
- Label the Whale
- Comprehension Check: Polar Bears
- Comprehension Check: Polar Bears Answer Sheet
- Comprehension Check: Emperor Penguins
- Comprehension Check: Emperor Penguins Answer Sheet
- Comprehension Check: Blue Whale
- Comprehension Check: Blue Whale Answer Sheet
- Comprehension Check: The Walrus
- Comprehension Check: The Walrus Answer Sheet
- Scrambled Sentence: Penguins
- Scrambled Sentence: Polar Bears
- Scrambled Sentence: Whales
- Scrambled Sentence: The Walrus
- My Book of Arctic Animals (8 pages)
- My Book of Antarctic Animals (7 pages)
- Writing Picture Prompt: Emperor Penguin
- Writing Picture Prompt: Polar Bears
- Writing Picture Prompt: The Walrus
- Writing Picture Prompt: Seals
- Writing Picture Prompt: Whales
- Blank Writing Page
Polar Animal Activities for Google Slides™
All Polar Animal activities except the Polar animals booklets can be completed using Google Slides™. Click on the video below to see a sample of the activities in action.
Polar Animal Scrambled Sentences
Scrambled sentences are a great activity for emergent writers that are developing their sentence writing skills. These Polar Animals scrambled sentences will help your students learn simple facts about Polar animals as they form complete sentences.
To complete the activity, students cut out the scrambled words.
Then they sort the words and put them in order to form a complete sentence.
Finally, beneath the sentence they have cut and pasted onto the worksheet, students write the complete sentence. This activity is ideal for morning work, learning centers, small group work, and distance learning.
Label the Polar Animals
Labeling is another activity that is suitable for emergent writers. This set of Polar Animal labeling worksheets have been created to cater for beginning writers while teaching the parts of a polar animal. Each worksheet includes a word bank and boxes to help students label the Polar animal correctly.
This activity can be completed using the printable labeling worksheets or online with Google Slides™.
Polar Animal Comprehension Checks
To dive deeper into learning about each polar animal, a collection of polar animal comprehension checks are included in the packet. Students read the passage about each polar animal and mark the correct answer in the multiple choice section. This activity is also available for Google Slides™.
Polar Animals Writing Prompts
In addition to the graphic organisers included in the packet, writing prompts have been included so students can record their learning about each polar animal. To help beginning writers, a list of helpful words is included along with a writing checklist. The polar animal writing prompts contain three different levels of handwriting lines to accommodate all levels of writing.
Polar Animal Booklets
To help students learn about which polar animals live in the Arctic and which polar animals live in the Antarctic, students create their own booklets for each Polar region. Each page of the booklet includes on polar animal along with the name of the polar animal to trace and box up. This also makes the activity a great way for young students to work on their handwriting and spelling.
I hope you find the Polar Animals Activities packet helpful in your teaching.