So a couple of weeks ago, I saw this SUPER cute idea on First Grader..At Last blog! She took a bunch of old Beanie Babies and had her students create habitats for them in box lids. Of course, I had about 100 Beanie Babies when I was younger so I immediately went and dug out seven to do this in my class. The kids LOVED it! They had so much fun!
I started by getting a book on each animal from our library. Then each student got to draw an animal from the jar, by the end of it I had 7 groups total. Each group got together and read the book aloud. I made this little sheet to help them keep track of what they were discovering about their animals.
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We did the practice sheet one day and then the next day, I gave them a lid, butcher paper, and crayons. They created some cute habitats and they were very proud. Each group was able to share they habitat with the class. They did such a great job, I just had to share! Hope you all enjoy as well!!