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You are invited to check out this new printable with the polar bear characteristics. It’s a fun winter science activity for preschool children aged 3-5. This activity is designed to complement the Arctic Unit or to use if you are planning to explore polar bears and winter animals in your classroom.
Subjects and uses in the classroom:Winter, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting, Critical thinking, The Arctic Unit, Winter Animals, Nature Table
Here is how to use it:
After reading books on polar bears, children can be invited to name the polar bear characteristics as they place picture cards onto the mat.
There are four blackline follow-up printouts available. These can be cut to make a booklet if you wish.
Younger children are invited to color pages or draw characteristics of the polar bear. Emergent writers are invited to use lined booklet printout sheets to write the characteristics down by answering questions.
After completing the task volunteers may like to make a small group report about their findings.
Here is a fun activity you may like to try. Lay out the characteristics of foxes and polar bears and invite the children to choose and identify animal characteristics these two creatures have in common and explore how they differ.