They may not be HUGE but they are unusual in shape and size: Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest animals in existence.
Included in this freebie are a habitat information page, compare and contrast sheets, and an animal sorting activity. This sample is focused on the rainforest and desert. Please visit our store to see our full habitat units (ocean, forests, rainforest, desert, arctic animals, and much more)!Follow us by clicking the link at the top of the page to receive notice when we add new freebies and products to our store.
Before the Sahara became a desert, it was home to many savanna animals, including the giraffe. People began to paint and etch the Sahara's animals in desert rock about 12,000 years ago. Archaeologists estimate that the oldest remaining pictures date back to 6500 B.C.
Teach your kids about different environments and have fun at the same with a Desert In A Box: Biome Diorama. The craft has very simple instructions for how to build a diorama and your little toddler or preschooler can help you build it.
STEM and Animal Adaptations.Engineer an animal to match a habitat. A super way to integrate engineering into a unit on animal adaptations!This activity was used as part of our Get Caught Engineering - Is It in Your Nature? family workshop at the Smithsonians Natural History Museum.