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Hibernation Unit

Learning about what animals do during the winter is an important part of teaching the seasons to students. This is a fun way to guide practice and teach the three things different kinds of animals do during the cold weather.

Ms. Crowley's Class: What Do Animals Do In Winter?

Ninety-five percent of the entire gray bat population hibernates in just eight or nine limestone caves scattered across the southeastern United States. As many as 250,000 bats winter in a single location.

First Grade Schoolhouse: Learning About Animals That Hibernate

Hibernation Foldable Reader FREEBIE! Super easy to use!

Book, Animals Hibernating: How Animals Survive Extreme Conditions by Pamela Hickman

2nd grade - Migration, Camouflage, Hibernation Interactive Bulletin Board Migration section - kids draw arrows on laminated maps for migration patterns Hibernation section - kids match animals to where they hibernate Camouflage - I SPY! Look for the hidden animals

Read "When it starts to snow" or "Time to Sleep" and then discuss how various animals get ready for winter. Some animals migrate to warmer climates, some animals find a warm home and then hibernate and sleep all winter, others are active or awake all winter long and try hard to gather food. Then have your child sort and glue the animals in their winter habitats.