Our letter U theme was underground animals. Today I’m sharing some resources for teaching kids about underground animals. There are teachers’ guides, book-related projects, crafts and a snack to give you a little inspiration for your own underground animal theme. If you have or know of any other ideas for this theme, I hope you’ll share them in the comments.
General Resources About Underground Animals
Underground Animals Preschool Ideas (Amanda Hoover on SlideShare)
Underground Animals Resource Guide, includes many resources appropriate for PK-Grade 2 (Pawnee Schools)
Underground Animals List and Resources (Enchanted Learning)
Above or Below Ground Sorting Activity with Free Printable (The Homeschool Den)
U is for Underground Preschool Lesson (Delightful Learning)
Animals That Live Underground Diorama (A Little Learning for Two)
Underground U Letter Craft (Teaching Mama)
Activities and Ideas for Specific Underground Animals
There are many different animals that live underground. I didn’t attempt to include all of them here, but I did want to include a couple of ideas in case you want to do specific animal studies for your theme.
5 (Awesome) Ways to Learn About Wombats (Wildlife Fun 4 Kids)
Hedgehog Craft (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Groundhog Pudding Snack (Flower and Sugar)
I is for Insect, great collection of unique ideas (Train Up a Child)
Armadillo Crafts (Danielle’s Place)
The series will be a little different from our previous alphabet series. It will include three posts. In addition to this post, I will share a book list and one summary post of the activities we did.
Do you have any other ideas or activities related to underground animals? I would love for you to share them in the comments.