Grasslands don’t receive enough rainfall to grow trees like a forest, but they receive more rain than a desert, so they grow grass. Consequently, grasslands are usually situated right in the middle of a forest biome and desert biome. If you are exploring biomes this year, then these animals of the grasslands printables will help liven up your lessons. Grasslands were our favorite biome to study.
What do you think of when you think of grassland animals?
When we think of grasslands, we think of a lion sneakily creeping up on its prey. The grasslands look to provide cover so that the predator can catch its prey by surprise.
My kids and I yell at the screen, telling the gazelle or zebra to RUN before the lion pounces, hoping it gets away. Lifecycles and food chains are interesting, particularly that memory we have. Overall, the beauty and vastness of the grasslands are quite intriguing.
Twenty-five percent of the world is covered in grasslands. There are grasslands in every single continent on the Earth except Antarctica.
There are two different types of grasslands, temperate and tropical. Both are pretty different.
The temperate grasslands are located in the northern hemisphere and usually are smaller than the tropical grasslands. The area has a dormant season and growing season. The lands are very fertile and are suitable for small animals like rabbits, snakes, and mice.
The tropical grasslands are located in the southern hemisphere and have both a rainy and dry season. These grasslands are way different from the temperate grasslands as they grow way higher in the tropical grasslands. The tropical grasslands can reach up to 7 feet tall! This climate makes it perfect for large animals to inhabit like lions and elephants. (These are the places where we are rooting for the gazelles and zebras to live.)
The grasslands are considered the absolute most useful habitat. Their ecosystem is the perfect place for luscious pastures and croplands. It is ideal for farming due to the fertility of the land.
Grasslands make a perfect biome for animals because humans rarely inhabit true grasslands. The grasslands climate makes it excellent grounds for animals to get everything they need to survive and thrive, including plenty of food to eat.
To learn more, explore these animals of the grasslands printables below:
Animals of the Temperate Grassland Montessori 3 Part Cards | Carrots are Orange
North American Grassland Animals Notebooking Pages | The Notebooking Nook
Grasslands Vocabulary Concept of the Day Cards | Peanut Butter Fish Lessons
ALL ABOUT GRASSLANDS HABITAT
Welcome to the Grasslands – Habitat Studies | Modern Montessori
The Grassland Biome- Nature Curriculum in Cards | Montessori Nature
The Grassland Biome Reading Passages (3 levels), Vocabulary & Comprehension | Raise the Bar Reading
Grassland Habitat Doodles digital clip art (BW and color PNG files) | Clip Art by Carrie Teaching First
Grassland Ecosystem Diorama Project | Innovative Teacher
Habitat Centers and Activities for the Grasslands | The Connett Connection
FREE GRASSLANDS PRINTABLES
Grasslands Worksheet – Free Science Kids Printable Hidden Words Game | Easy Science for Kids
Biomes of Grassland | MBGnet
Weird but fun facts about grasslands | Prezi.com
The Grassland Unit Study Resources FREE Notebooking Pages| Blessed Learners
Grasslands Biome Information and Facts | WorksheetPlace
Grasslands Ecosystem– Free Worksheets | Education.com
Free Download Grasslands | Comprehension-worksheets.com
HABITAT/BIOME PRINTABLES AND RESOURCES
Biomes of the World: POSTER SET | LET’S GET REAL
Habitats Interactive Lapbooks Bundle | First Grade Centers and More
Types of Habitats | Treetop Resources
Zoo Animal Picture Cards | AtoZ Teacher Stuff
FREE ANIMALS OF THE GRASSLANDS PRINTABLES
Gazelle Printables FREE for Subscribers | Chestnut Grove Academy
Tigers | Pages.lovesmag.com
FREE Lion Lapbook | Homeschool Share
Cheetah Coloring Pages | Coloring Folder
Bison Coloring Pages | Wyqualitycounts.com
Saggy Baggy Elephant Activities and FREE Printable | Embark on the journey
Elephant Matching Game | Simple Fun for Kids
Ecology: Who Calls the Grasslands Home? | Elementary School Science
African Grassland (Savanna) Food Web | Exploring Nature
Habitats Word Search: Grassland Animals – Free Worksheets | Education.com
Grasslands Animals Finger puppets – Free Worksheets | Education.com
Animal Habitat: Grasslands Lapbook FREE | Confessions of a Homeschooler
Grassland animal facts | MBGnet
Check out these books on grasslands:
Draw Grassland Animals (Learn to Draw)A Grassland Habitat (Introducing Habitats)Grasslands! – Animal Habitats for Kids! Environment Where Wildlife Lives for Kids – Children’s Environment BooksLife Cycles: GrasslandWhat Can Live in a Grassland? (First Step Nonfiction _ Animal Adaptations)Super Simple Grassland Projects: Fun & Easy Animal Environment Activities (Awesome Super Simple Habitat Projects)Biome Beasts Grassland AnimalsSavannas: Life In The Tropical Grasslands (Biomes And Habitats)Life In The Temperate Grasslands (Biomes And Habitats)
Grasslands are fascinating biomes that aren’t very susceptible to fires and create a lot of carbon, which is excellent for our environment. They even provide more carbon than forests. The ability to house such beautiful animals, and it’s uniquely fertile grounds to feed them all, make the grasslands one of my children’s favorite biomes to study. These animals of the grasslands printables were a great help to our unit.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!