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Everything Arctic Animals: Poems, Books, Movies, and Worksheets
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. If you want to see the entire list, including land animals, birds, and ocean animals, visit Cool Antarctica.com.
15 Popular Arctic Animals
- Arctic Fox
- Arctic Wolf
- Polar Bear
- Sea Otter
- Snowshoe Hare
- Puffin (penguin)
- Bald Eagle
- Snowy Owl
- Beluga Whale
- Bearded Seal
Here is a quick movie to share with your kids. It cycles through the most popular animals found in the arctic, showing them in their natural habitat, and lets you hear the sounds they make. When it flashes the name of the animal, it also presents it in multiple languages. This is great for your ELL students.
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.
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?
- The Polar Bear’s Home
- Polar Bear
- The Little Polar Bear
- Save the Arctic
- Animals of the Arctic Tundra
- Arctic Hares
- Arctic Animals: Cold Feet
- Here is the Arctic Winter
- In Arctic Waters
- Over in the Arctic
- Arctic Animals
- Arctic Fox
- Amazing Arctic Animals
- Polar Animals
- Who Lives Here? Polar Animals
- Snowy Owls are Awesome
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 about the arctic and animals 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
- Arctic Animals Write the Room
- Penguin Facts: Building Sentences
- 0-20 Arctic Animals Counting and Sequencing
- Arctic and Antarctic Print and Play Pack
- Build a Poem: I’m a Little Penguin
Arctic Animals Poem
Teach about these amazing animals and their habitats using songs and poems.
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