There is such a wide variety of whales that it’s amazing to see these large creatures actually live in our oceans. Find out more about whales with these fun whales worksheets for kids.
The blue whale, the largest whale of all, can grow to over 30m. There are whales that like to live in the cold Arctic like the narwhal or beluga whales.
There are whales of different sizes, those that are toothed or baleen whales. Baleen whales take large gulps of water and filter the water through their baleen, a bristle-like structure, that traps small fish and krill.
Did you know the killer whale isn’t a whale? It’s a dolphin, they like to live in social groups called pods. And help each other to hunt prey.
Whales may eat things as small as krill to other whales, they are carnivores.
Whale Worksheets Supplies
- Printer (I have this one and I love it!)
There are 3-part cards for vocabulary, writing, and identifying whale worksheets for your kids to get to know more whales.
Recommended Whale Books for Kids
Want to see what a real whale looks like? Grab one of these amazing whale books, your ocean lover will be so excited to see these magnificent giant creatures.
DK Eyewitness Books: WhaleWhales: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book)The Snail and the WhaleWhales: An Illustrated CelebrationIf I Were a WhaleA Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
Recommended Whale Toys
Get out a water bin and have a ton of fun with these whales, a perfect sensory activity and excuse to cool down.
Wild Republic Whales and Dolphins Tube, Bottlenose, Spotted, White-sided Dolphins, Narwhal, Orca, Beluga, Humpback, Gray, Sperm Whales and DiverIQ Toys Set of 6 Huge Whale and Shark Toy FiguresSafari Ltd. TOOB – Whales – Realistic Hand Painted Toy Figurine Models – Quality Construction from Phthalate, Lead and BPA Free Materials – for Ages 3 and UpMelissa & Doug Giant Orca Whale – Lifelike Stuffed Animal (over 3 feet long)Schleich Killer Whale Toy FigurineWhales & Dolphins 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
To extend this activity, take out your favorite whale books, watch a good ocean documentary to learn more about whales. Build your own ocean diorama, create an ocean sensory bins or research your favorite whale.
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