This is the first post in our new Habitat Series!
My kids love animals and habitats. We love nature around here and what better way to study it by doing studies on a particular region, habitat and area?
We used to live in Arizona, beautiful, but oh so hot! I still miss the lovely purple, pink and red skies at sunset.
Let’s start our series off by learning about the Desert Habitat!
Desert Printables and Nature Study:
Desert Worksheet Packet for 1-3rd Grade
Desert Lesson Plan, Printables and Activities
Endangered Plants and Animals of the Sonoran Desert Facts, Coloring Pages and More
Deserts of the World Montessori Cards
Handbook of Nature Study Desert Study
Desert Nature Study Joshua Tree State Park
Desert Map of the World with the desert names, locations and facts for each desert.
Sahara Desert Hidden Animals Worksheet
Desert Animals Unit Study and Lapbook
Desert Animals Printable Numbers, Vocab and Pattern Cards
Desert Facts and Fun Animal Worksheet
Desert Food Web Activity and Worksheet
Desert Animals Matching Game and Number Cards
Desert Snake Coloring Page
American Museum of Natural History has a printable activity to make your own Ecosystem Diorama. The second one on the page is a link for instruction on how to print and create your own Giant Cactus Forest. It’s pretty neat!
Exploring Nature.org has an entire section on Desert Animals. You just click on the name of the animal you want to learn about and there is a photo of the animal, classification, diet, habitat, body traits and more. There are even animal body diagrams and coloring sheets to print out.
Desert USA is a website full of so much information on deserts! You could create so many different studies and use this website for the majority of your research. There is information on deserts of the USA and the World along with habitats, flowers, animals, peoples of the desert and much more!
We love to use Field Guides during our nature studies. Even if we don’t live in that area, the kids still love to look at the pictures and try to learn to identify the plants, and animals and creatures that live in the area they are studying.
Here are some little Easy Desert Field Guides to use on your next desert study. They are only $1.75 each! A very affordable way to study the creatures and species of the desert:
Easy Field Guide to Common Desert Cactus
Easy Field Guide to Southwestern Snakes
Easy Field Guide to Common Desert Birds
Easy Field Guide to Common Desert Insects
These are some of my favorite desert themed books and shows:
Reading Rainbow: Desert Life DVD Series Only $12.12
Here is the Southwestern Desert Was
101 Questions About Desert LIfe Was
Who Lives Here? Desert Animals Was
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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