I understand animals travel in herds, but there is something special about giraffe herds running across plain open fields. These free printables and unit studies about giraffes will help your homeschoolers learn all about these majestic animals.
I really enjoy just watching giraffes. They are one of those animals that are larger than life. I make connections with animals this majestic and this large, with a glimpse of the magnitude of what dinosaurs may have seemed like.
I am not the biggest animal lover out there, but giraffes surely are one of the finest sights to see in the animal kingdom.
The giraffe is a perfect depiction of God’s handiwork. This is what Ken Ham says about an evolutionist’s dilemma with giraffes:
“How many giraffes blew their brains to pieces when bending down—how many passed out as they lifted their heads, becoming food for the lions—until the special features somehow evolved? It’s obvious that the very first giraffes had to have these special features right from the beginning. If not, they wouldn’t have survived to pass them on to their offspring!”
Giraffes Towering Testimonies to God’s Design | Answers in Genesis
The Giraffe—Its Brains Don’t Blow out! | Answers in Genesis
These gentle, social and peaceful giants are the tallest animals on earth and are full of fun facts for your children to learn all about.
Here are some more giraffe facts for you:
-Giraffes can stand half an hour after being born.
-They are herbivores, only eating plants (Giraffes eat 45kg of leaves and twigs a day).
-Giraffes roam around in groups called towers, it includes about 15 giraffes at a time.
-They typically live about 25 years but in captivity, they live about 40 years.
-Giraffes can reach the height of about three humans stacked on top of each other (5.5 meters in height).
-The Latin word for a giraffe is ‘Giraffe Camelopardalis’ means “one who walks quickly, a camel marked like a leopard.”
Explore these free printables and unit studies about giraffes to share in your animal units or lessons:
Giraffes Zoobook FREE Lapbook | Homeschool Share
What Sounds do Giraffes Make? Do They Hum at Night? | Animal Bliss
Giraffe Facts For Kids | Active Wild
FREE Giraffe Unit Study | Spatial Learners
Can Giraffes Dance? FREE Download | Education.com
Giraffe (BODY Anatomy Unit Study) | Montessori from the Heart
Twiga Tracker initiative (the largest GPS satellite tracking study on giraffe) | Giraffe Conservation
Giraffe | National Geographic Kids
10 Giraffe Facts | NATGEO Kids
Giraffe Facts for Kids | Animal Fact Guide
11 Facts About Giraffes | DoSomething.org
Giraffe Facts For Kids – Animal Facts | Cool Kid Facts
Fun Giraffe Facts for Kids | Easy Science For Kids
Giraffes for Kids: Learn about Giraffes | FreeSchool
All About Giraffe Facts for Kids | Preschool Inspirations
Giraffe Facts, Worksheets & Information For Kids | KidsKonnect
Giraffe Facts | Science for Kids
Top 10 Facts About Giraffes | Fun Kids
Giraffes are amazing | Simon’s Adventure Stories
Tallest Animals on Earth | KidCyber
Franklin Park Zoo’s Giraffe Savannah FREE Resource | Zoo New England
Giraffe-themed learning printables:
Giraffe Preschool FREE Printables | Mudpies and Make-Up
Letter Of The Week A-Z Series: G is For Giraffe FREE | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Giraffe Shape Matching FREE Activity | Homeschool AEC
How Tall Is the Giraffe? A Measuring Activity FREE | Pinay Homeschooler
Giraffe Spots Number Game FREE | Toddler Approved
Crafts with a giraffe-theme.
9 Easy Giraffe Craft Ideas For Kids And Preschoolers | Styles at Life
Cool Giraffe Craft (It’s Two Layers) | Crafting Jeannie
Giraffe dot to dot FREE Printable | Super Coloring
FREE Printable Giraffe Coloring Page | First Palette
Abstract Giraffe Painting Idea for Kids | Arty Crafty Kids
Giraffe Coloring FREE Pages | Just Color Kids
FREE Printable Animal Ears With Animal Jam | Paging SuperMom
Printable Giraffe FREE Craft | Learn, Create, Love
Paper Giraffes FREE Crafts | KROKOTAK
Activities all about giraffes.
Literacy Snack Idea Giraffes + FREE Printable | Primary Playground
Giraffe FREE activities | Chestnut Grove Academy
FREE Worksheet – Giraffe Activity Placemat | Education.com
Giraffes FREEBIE – STEAM | TES.com
G is for Giraffe | 3 Giggly Girls at Home
Giraffe Crafts, Activities, and Lessons | Hip Homeschool Moms
Fine Motor Friday: Giraffe Edition | Rainbows within Reach
Books about giraffes and FREE book resources:
Giraffes Can’t Dance Activities + FREEBIE | Littles Love Learning
Dancing Giraffe Wall Art – Giraffe’s Can’t Dance | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Giraffes Can’t Dance Lesson Ideas and FREE Printables | Simple at Home
FREE Giraffes Can’t Dance Play Dough Mats 1-10 | Book Units by Lynn
Giraffes Can’t Dance Roll-a-Dance Die (FREE Printable) | Syncopated Mama
Children’s Books Featuring Giraffes (Unit Study) | Mommy Evolution
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources | Unique Teaching Resources
“Getting Down with Gerald the Giraffe!” Activities | babies to Book Worms
Literature Link – Giraffes Can’t Dance FREEBIE | Classroom Freebies Too
The White Giraffe Worksheets and Literature Unit | edHelper.com
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me lesson plans | Roald Dahl
Videos all about giraffes:
The Giraffe That Walked to Paris (Read Aloud for Kids) Video | The Joyful Bookshelf
* GIRAFFE * – Animals For Kids | All Things Animal TV
Giraffe Learn about Giraffes for Kids | Kids learning Videos
Enjoy learning about these gentle giants with your kiddos. They truly are a testament to God’s great and magnificent grand design.
“Worthy are you, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11 (ESV)
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!