Name of Activity

Animal Adapations


Ross Kamen and Grace Reilly


animal, color, #deskwork


Animal Adaptations

Grade Level

2, 3, 4, 5


Less than 1 Hour

Brief Description

Students adapted an existing animal to a different environment

Learning Goals:

Learn about animal adaptations with a creative mind



Printed pictures of animals that do not belong

Habitat description


pick a habitat (such as a jungle) and create identifying adjectives to explain habitat

Pick animals that do not belong in said habitat (such as a whale or a penguin) and print out outlined pictures

Knowledge Background

Habitats and Adpatations


1. Hand out animals to students

2. Have students create adaptations on their animals to help them live in the new habitat.  Encourage creative solutions

3. Share! the new animals you have created!

Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable)

Stuck on a Desert Island

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