Arctic Animals Books, Worksheets, and Poems

If you’re getting ready to teach kids about Arctic animals, you’ve come to the right place!  On this post, you will find everything you need, including a list of these amazing animals, books, poems, a movie, and worksheets.  Enjoy!


Arctic Animals List

According to National Geographic, the average Winter temperature in Antarctica is minus 22 degrees.  The lowest recorded temperature is minus 129 degrees. The weather is very cold and dry, and the days and nights are long!

So, what kind of animals can survive in these extreme cold conditions?  Great question!

Below are 15 popular animals you can find in Antarctica. You can learn more about each of these animals in my post, 101 Fun Arctic Animals Facts for Kids

15 Popular Arctic Animals

  1. Arctic Fox
  2. Caribou
  3. Moose
  4. Arctic Wolf
  5. Polar Bear
  6. Sea Otter
  7. Snowshoe Hare
  8. Puffin (penguin)
  9. Bald Eagle
  10. Snowy Owl
  11. Beluga Whale
  12. Narwhal
  13. Orca
  14. Bearded Seal
  15. Walrus


Books about Antarctica Animals

When you’re ready to stock your kid library with books about these amazing animals, here is a collection your kiddos will love.   As you will see, there is a collection of nonfiction (informational text) and fiction books for kids.

The kids will love the bright, vibrant, pictures of the animals in their habitat.


Facts for Kids

These animals are fascinating!  How they survive in such extreme conditions is amazing.  Are your kids excited to learn about these animals from the South Pole?  Yes; Antarctica is in the southern hemisphere.  This is usually the first fact that kids love to learn, because they associate the cold, icy, weather with the North Pole.  Whereas, in fact, Antarctic is the South Pole.  Here are a few facts you can share with your preschoolers, kindergarten, or first grade kiddos.

  • Narwhals are considered to be the Unicorn of the Sea.
  • The ice of the Arctic makes up 10% of the world’s fresh water.
  • Nearly four million people live in the Arctic.
  • Penguins cannot breathe underwater.
  • The Arctic fox has the warmest fur coat of any animal found in the Arctic.
  • The Polar Bear is the biggest animal of the Arctic.



Arctic Animals Worksheets


Winter Animals Poems

Teach about these amazing animals and their habitats using songs and poems.

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