Are your children fascinated with animals and animal behavior? When we were learning about animals, my children were blown away by how smart animals are with their ability to migrate. Migration is a built in survival sense for many different types of animals.
Animals migrate in search of food and water, new territories for seasonal weather purposes, and to find mates. This is part of their life cycle. Some animals can migrate short distances, while others can travel for thousands and thousands of miles. Animals can migrate by sea, land and air.
Migration is a fascinating thing. Migration is a seasonal movement of a complete animal population from one location to another. It is a natural phenomenon, and it is rare to see actual migrations of hundreds and thousands of animals at a time. If you are ever able to view a migration it would be a once in a lifetime experience. Many people that are animal lovers or scientists will travel themselves just to witness such a spectacular event.
It blows me away how animals can travel for so long and know exactly where they are going, and how they are going to get there. These journeys are not easy ones either. I love how God created them to know exactly what to do.
Let’s learn about animal migration with these free resources and worksheets:
Articles and Lesson Plans to learn more about animals that are famous for their migration:
Migration: Explore the Amazing Journey of Animals – This unit study is a fun way to introduce your kids to migration and help them discover how 18 different animals migrate. From birds to mammals, insects to reptiles, your students will learn about pilchards, penguins, wildebeests, butterflies, and much more.
This unit study is written for grades 4-8, but it is easily adaptable to older and younger students, and can even be done in a family setting.
Animal Migration Worksheets and Printables:
If you want to dig deeper and learn about a specific animal that migrates here are some more resources on some popular ones:
If your children love learning about animals they may also be interested in these posts:
Record Breaking Animals Series ~ Learn about the strongest, fastest, smartest, and heaviest animals in the world with these FREE printables, worksheets, and activities.
Habitat Series ~ Help your kids discover the incredible way God designed animals and plants to live and thrive in all sorts of environments with these FREE Habitat Printables, Freebies, and Projects.
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 that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. 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!