Are you struggling to keep your kids engaged and focused during the winter months? My hibernation Worksheets are here to help make learning fun and exciting, while also teaching about the natural phenomenon of hibernation.
I have plenty of winter printables for kids you have to try, make sure to check out my list!
These fun hibernation printables are filled with interactive activities, cute illustrations, and thought-provoking questions that will keep your learners engaged.
Don’t let boredom take over your kids this winter season! With these learning pages, you’ll be able to engage even the most restless learners and provide them with a comprehensive understanding of hibernating animals and their habitats.
Plus, you can easily add these worksheets into any lesson plan or use them as a standalone science activity for your kids.
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Which Animals Hibernate?
Hibernation is a fascinating biological process that certain animals undergo to survive the harsh and cold winter months. Hibernation is like a deep sleep that allows some animals to conserve energy and endure the scarcity of food that often comes with colder temperatures. Now, let’s dive deeper and explore some hibernating animals that are known for this remarkable ability.
Bears are perhaps the most recognized hibernators! These giant, furry mammals snooze away the winter in dens, caves, or burrows, this process slows down their heart rate and lowers their body temperature.
Interestingly, during hibernation, bears do not eat, drink, urinate, or defecate, yet they wake up healthy in the spring! How fascinating is that?
Bats, on the other hand, follow a different hibernation pattern. They find a safe, secluded spot – most often a cave – and hang upside down while they sleep the winter season away.
Bats slow down their metabolic rate so dramatically during hibernation that they may take only one breath every hour! It’s these amazing adaptations that allow an array of animals to emerge in spring season, ready to enjoy the embrace the new season!
Recommended Books About Hibernation
If you are looking for good books about hibernation to read with your child during the winter, I have some great recommendations for you.
Animals Hibernating: How Animals Survive Extreme Conditions (Animal Behavior)Hibernation (First Step Nonfiction ― Discovering Nature’s Cycles)Why Do Animals Hibernate? (Infomax Common Core Readers)Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story (Seasons in the wild)Winter Survival: Animal Hibernation, Migration, and AdaptationDon’t Wake Up the Bear!
Recommended Toys About Hibernation
Get to know the animals that hibernate during playtime with your kids with these recommended hibernation
Toymany 6PCS Bear Animal Figures, Realistic Forest Animal Bear Family Figures Toy Set Includes Brown Bears and Black Bears Education Birthday Gift Christmas Toy for Kids Children Toddlers16PCS Forest Animals Baby Figures, Woodland Creatures Figurines, Miniature Toys Cake Toppers Cupcake Toppers Birthday Gift for KidsTerra by Battat B Brown Bear Family – Small Brown Bear Animal Figures for Kids 3-Years-Old & Up (4 Pc)GUDVES Simulation Brown Fox Toy Furs Squatting Fox Model Home Decoration Animals World with Static Action Figures Plush Mini Fox (Pitching)Melissa & Doug Mix ‘n Match Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle With Storage Case (45 pcs) – Wooden Teddy Bear Puzzle, Sorting And Matching Puzzles For Toddlers Ages 3+Hedgehog Stress Balls for Adults Squishy Toys (1PCS) Autism Sensory Toys Stress Ball, Fidget Toys for Kids Dough Ball, Party Favors Animal Toys Sensory Balls, Sensory Toys for Autistic Children (Pink)
Hibernation Printables Supplies
I have the HP printer 8710 but it’s not available anymore. It’s still running well for years now. Look for another HP Instant Ink-ready printer so that you can use their program to send you ink cartridges whenever your printer gets low on ink.
What’s Included Inside the Hibernation Worksheets?
Connect the Animals
Your kids will have so much fun identifying and connecting the animals that hibernate to the word hibernate in the middle of the worksheet.
Identify and name the following animals that hibernate in this part of the activity.
Who Sleeps Here
Kids can practice their scissors skills by cutting through the animal images and pasting them on their respective hibernating areas.
First Hibernation of Boris
Let your kids take a moment to read the story of Boris and his first hibernation story and answer some questions after reading the story. This activity can help your kids develop critical thinking as well as learn about hibernation uniquely and enjoyably.
As your kids learn their way about hibernation and the animals that hibernate, this activity can help test their knowledge about it. Let them list down 4 interesting facts about hibernation and briefly discuss what they know about them.
Download Your Hibernation Worksheets Below
I hope my hibernation worksheets get your kids interested in hibernation and see how these amazing animals survive the cold weather of the winter season.
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