I really don’t mean to make anyone jealous. I lived in Florida for years, so I had my fair share of sharing an environment with reptiles. Therefore, I am super happy that the island where I live (Tonga) has absolutely NO land-dwelling snakes. I can’t say that about other reptiles, but I can live with those more so than snakes. If you are exploring reptiles this homeschool year, then grab these printables to help your kids learn about reptiles right alongside your studies.
When our little family lived in Florida, we had a serene sunroom. The only problem with it was – you guessed it, snakes and the occasional alligator sighting. My back yard faced a creek, so it was inevitable that one or two snakes would slip in. That was not my favorite part of Florida, as much as I miss the United States.
Nonetheless, reptiles are pretty fun animals to study with your kids. If your kids are anything like mine, then they aren’t too bothered with reptiles.
In fact, they may be quite fascinated by them. They may even want to touch them and examine them. They may also want to race the occasional geckos against each other. No? That one may be just my silly kids.
Note: We have no television, so my kids have no choice but to make their own entertainment. Public service announcement – No geckos were harmed during the races.
So, want your kids to learn what reptiles are, different ways they defend themselves, various types of reptiles, and more?
Check out some interesting facts about reptiles to share with your kids:
- No matter how weird this may seem, nearly all reptiles actually lay eggs – with shells that hatch.
- The bodies of reptiles are covered by one of two things – scales or an outer bony plate like a shell.
- Reptiles have very tiny brains in proportion to their bodies.
- To defend themselves, reptiles use all types of things like avoidance, hissing, biting, and the coolest defense mechanism ever – camouflage. (Isn’t God amazing!)
- Reptiles individually have really unique fun facts. For instance, a frog’s vision field is almost 360° all around, they hibernate, and their eyeballs help them digest food. Weird, right? Also, turtles have an incredibly long life span. My Tongan island people are super proud of this (I live there)! The oldest ever recorded turtle in the world, named Tu”i Malila, of the Tongan Islands, passed away at the distinguished old age of 188! (Reference: National Geographic Kids)
Check out these printables to help your kids learn about reptiles:
Reptile Coloring Pages – FREE Printable | Easy, Peasy and Fun
Animal Reptile Amphibian Clipart FREEBIE | Cliptastic
Reptile FREE Profiles | Sheppard Software
FREE Preschool /Lower Elementary Reptile Unit | Future Flying Saucers
10 Reptile Study Ideas and a FREE Reptile Printable |The Homeschool Scientist
Weekly Themed Vocabulary Words & Activities – Set 3 (Reptiles) | The Curriculum Corner
Reptiles and Amphibians FREE Printables | Simple Living Creative Learning
FREE Reptile Match-up Cards | Every Star is Different
Making Words FREE Reptile Word Cards | Fun-A-Day
Here are some reptile specific FREE printables:
Snake FREE Unit Study and Lapbook | Homeschool Share
A Complete Snake Unit FREE Printables | The Natural Homeschool
FREE Printable 3-Part Snake Cards | Trillium Montessori
Types of Snakes Coloring Pages | In All You Do
I am an Alligator FREE Emergent Readers – 3 Levels Included | The Barefoot Teacher – Becky Castle
Montessori-Inspired Alligator Unit with FREE Printables and Activities | Living Montessori Now
Compare and Contrast Alligators & Crocodiles | Kraus in the Schoolhouse
FREE Alligator Lapbook | Homeschool Helper Online
Sea Turtle Facts for Kids | Love to Know
Snapping Turtle Facts Color and Copywork | The Multi Taskin’ Mom
Turtles Unit Study | Homeschool Helper Online
FREE Turtle PreK Fun Pack | Year-Round Homeschooling
Grab some books for your kids to learn all about reptiles.
Ultimate Reptileopedia: The Most Complete Reptile Reference EverNational Geographic Kids Reptiles and Amphibians Sticker Activity Book (NG Sticker Activity Books)National Geographic Kids Everything Reptiles: Snap Up All the Photos, Facts, and FunMiles and Miles of Reptiles: All About Reptiles (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Magnificent Book of Reptiles and Amphibians (The Magnificent Book of)Everything Reptile: What Kids Really Want to Know about Reptiles (Kids Faqs)The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board BookMy Colorful Chameleon: A Fun Rhyming Story About a Silly Pet (Storytime)
The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles is a visually appealing and informative site for your kids to explore when you want them to see a huge amount of different reptiles. Your kids will enjoy learning about reptiles with the help of these awesome printables.
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!