- I will be adding to this post as the days go by...not all printables are ready yet...a star will indicate which ones are available now!
- I made these mostly black and white so they will save ink when printing. Click on the little image to go to the download via Google Docs (drive).
How to use these printables:
I originally created these sheets for my daughter to use in her homeschool work. We love the Wild Kratts (PBS) series and I utilized the programs in our homeschool co-op science class for 5th graders. (Best for 3-5 grade levels, but everyone loves them!)
*Activity Sheet 1
Explain to the student(s) that they have to think about this worksheet while watching the program. Mom does too...so pay attention mommas!
LOOK - identify the animal you are studying (write the animal name in the box provided) and have the student draw a picture of the animal in their habitat/environment.
LISTEN - have the student listen for words that are emphasized by Chris and/or Martin. Identify unusual words they might not know the meanings of. Write these on the lines provided for "vocabulary words".
LEARN - look up the meanings of the unusual vocabulary words and write them down. If the student seems particularly interested in a certain animal, obtain library books for deeper research, watch more "real life" videos about that animal, visit a zoo or wildlife sanctuary near you for an up close view, and visit some of the resources on the web listed below.
MAP IT! - find the continent or country the animal primarily lives in and color that place in on the map provided. A larger world map is available in the resources below if you'd like to print it out and draw the animal on the map...use the same map for all the animals studied.
*CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHEET - have your student imagine further into the storyline of the program...what would have happened if...
Write down some prompts that would encourage your student to write a story while you're watching the program.
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION - do some research to classify your creature...check the resources below for sites that can help you do this. Also get started by explaining what the animal classification is and why, how many creatures there are in the world (up to 30 million different creatures).
EXTRA ANIMAL IDENTIFIERS - here's a great way to learn more about your featured creature...use the boxes to identify special traits, food sources, sleep habits, size, and life span.
*USING THE FIVE SENSES - sight, sound, touch, taste, smell....figure out which of these creatures use most...
COPY WORK - I have included several copy work levels, that are not specific to any creature or episode.
*ANIMAL RIBBON - When the unit is completed have the student draw the creature in the ribbon. Cut it out and place on the Wild Kratts Unit poster. (see example below)OTHER IDEAS -
Start a notebook for all the creatures studied. You can even use dividers for each animal, or each continent etc.
Unit Poster - use a large size poster board to create a large book, or hang on the wall. Images coming soon.
Thank you to the sites below that provided clipart and images for this project -
Links to Other Resources you can use with Wild Kratts:
Make your own creature power discs, print and laminate. You could use these as a memory match game, as rewards for completing an animal study or just for fun.
Sources for the discs (includes great birthday party or activity ideas) -
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Picture Cards - includes classification cut out printables for various animals:
Sea and Sky - whales, sharks, squid, mobiles, drawing activities and ideas to incorporate into the classroom
A great explanation of how to classify animals:
Watch animals live on the African savannah at www.africam.com
Mom of a Croc Ep. 101