FREE Animals of the Amazon Rain Forest Printables

April 2, 2020

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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The animals of the Amazon Rain Forest are amazing creatures with some pretty cool abilities to survive in such a unique environment. Many of them are extremely bright and colorful and almost look they aren’t real. If your children enjoy learning about animals they are going to have a lot of fun learning about this unique, and beneficial habitat in our world.

free animals of the amazon rain forest printables text with photographs of rainforest and animals.


My children love learning about animals and the homes that they live in. They became very fascinated with animals of the Amazon Rain Forest after watching the movies Rio and Rio 2. They are such cute movies, and some of our favorites to watch together as a family. The second movie is a lot of fun because it takes place primarily in the Amazon Rain forest. It shows quite the fun cast of animals and birds that live there, as well as the large tree canopies and habitats that are high in the sky. It is home to many diverse, unusual and rare animals that can only be found in South America.

The Amazon Rain Forest is a mysterious and beautiful place full of lots of bright colors. It is located in the valley of South America which is called the Amazon Basin. This rainforest provides 20% of the world’s oxygen through the wonderful tree canopies and plants that make up the rainforest. It rains quite frequently in the rainforest. Most of this comes from the high humidity as well as the snow melt off from the Andes mountains. All of this rain makes for a very lush, growing environment. 

Fun Facts about the Amazon Rain Forest:

  • The Amazon Rain Forest is located in South America. It is the largest rain forest in the World.
  • It covers around 6% of the entire World’s surface.
  • The Amazon Rain Forest covers around 2,720,000 square miles of the Amazon Basin.
  • It is home to over 40,000 different plants.
  • Many plants send out poisonous toxins to protect themselves from being eaten by animals. 
  • It is home to over 2,000 species of animals.
  • The Amazon Rain Forest is known as the “Lungs of the Earth”. It produces 20% of the world’s oxygen supply because of all of the trees.
  • It is home to 3,000 types of fish.
  • The Amazon Rain Forest has close to three million insects!

FREE Animals of the Amazon Rainforest Printables:

Rainforest Animals of the Amazon Lapbook PrintablesTina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Printable Rainforest Animal BooksEnchanted Learning

Rainforest Animals Do-a-Dot Printables Easy Peasy Learners

Learn the Rainforest Animals Matching

South American Rainforest Unit Study and the Poison Arrow FrogThe Homeschool Resource Room

Plants and Animals in the Tropical Rainforest Biome CardsPreschool Powol Packets

Plants & Animals in the Tropical Rainforest Biome

ABC has a page full of Rainforest Habitat and animal worksheets, printables, word searches and more!

Enchanted Learning has tons of free printables on individual rainforest animals and habitats. This would be great to use if you are researching a specific animal.

Rainforest Animal Research ReportTeacher Bits and Bobs

Printable Rainforest Animals File Folder GameItsy Bitsy Fun

Rainforest Animals Coloring PromptsA Little Pinch of Perfect

Printable Rainforest Animal and Plant Coloring PagesJan Brett

Rainforest Printable Activities and Lesson PlansNatural Beach Living

Rainforest Printable Activities and Lesson Plans

Learn Create Love has over 10 different printable crafts for certain animals that live in the rainforest. These are so adorable and can be printed out, cut, colored and/or painted.

Layers of the Rainforest:

The Amazon Rainforest has 4 different layers of life to it. These are the: emergent layer, canopy layer, understory layer, and forest floor. Each layer is home to different plants and wildlife. Here are some printables to show your children the different layers and where they are located.

Printable Layers of the Rainforest PosterLearn Create Love

Layers of the Rainforest Preschool ActivitiesThings to Share and Remember

Rainforest Layers PosterTeaching Ideas

Discover the Rainforest LayersActive Wild

Find even more information and printables about animals of the rainforest in this post:

Animals of the Rainforest

Animals of the Rainforest

Free Animals of the Amazon Rain Forest Printables

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