My preschoolers love learning about animals. I love how curious they are about them, wondering what they eat, how they survive, and where they live. These Animal Habitat Lesson Plans for Preschool are great for any little learners in your life that are full of questions about animals. 20+ animal habitat preschool lesson plans provide meaningful learning experiences to help your child discover all they want to know about their favorite animals’ homes.

20 Preschool Habitat Lesson Plans

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From forest animals to sea creatures to desert critters, your child will be engaged in fun activities and will love learning about animals that live in different places.

Whether you are a preschool or kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun animal habitat activities for your preschooler, these lesson plans will be the perfect resource for you!

The best thing about these animal habitat preschool activities is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

The layout of the animal habitat lesson plans for preschool.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the lesson plans for preschool animal habitats and print the accompanying activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

What’s Included In These Habitat Lesson Plans For Preschoolers:

This habitat themed lesson plan unit includes over 20 lesson plans for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as book ideas, song ideas, and suggested concepts for the theme of animal habitats.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • A suggested list of habitat books for preschoolers for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the activity.

Reasons You Will Love These Lesson Plans For Teaching Habitats To Preschoolers:

Hands On Activities:

From habitat crafts for preschoolers to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on kids learning projects! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy doing sensory activities, creating animal homes, and playing animal habitat preschool printable games, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning!

A land, sea and air sorting activity from the animal habitat lesson plans for preschool.

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain preschool science experiments, animal crafts, sorting games, math activities, and so much more!

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

A "Who Lives In The Arctic?" worksheet from the animal habitat lesson plans for preschool.

Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

A child making the letter "A" out of ice cubes.

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

A bird prepositions activity from the animal habitat lesson plans for preschool.

Regardless of what season you are in, these animal habitat themed lesson plans will work for you.  Any season is a great time to learn about animal homes!

You can keep the learning indoors, or take it outside for a nice change of scenery. The hands on activities and activity printables are made to be versatile and able to be completed in a variety of different settings.

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Learning about Habitats? We’ve done all the lesson planning for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your HABITAT THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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