Forest animals are some of my favorite animals. Maybe it’s the habitat they live in with the trees and moss. Or maybe it’s their deceitfully cute faces. Whatever it is, they are super fun to learn about! Some of them may be new to children, especially preschoolers because they aren’t always the most talked about. It is unfortunate, though, because they are actually quite interesting animals.

Here are some fabulous ideas to help create your Forest Animal Theme lesson plans. I’ve included Forest Animal themed activities including math, literacy, arts & crafts, sensory, science and just for fun!

Forest Animal Math Activities for Kids

Squirrel and Acorn Counting Cards

Squirrel and Owl Math Grids

Squirrel and Acorn Addition Activity

Forest Theme Skip Counting Clip Cards

Acorn Addition Facts Memory Game

Squirrel and Acorn Addition to 100 with Hundreds Chart

Bear Mini Eraser Math Pack

Forest Animal Graphing

Forest Animal Pattern Block Templates

Nocturnal Animal Pattern Cards

Forest Animal Literacy Activities for Kids

Acorn Alphabet Matching

Squirrel CVC Word Building Activity

Squirrel and Acorn Sight Word Scavenger Hunt

Forest Animal Theme: Arts & Crafts

Brown Bear Paper Plate Craft for Preschool

Pinecone Owl Craft

Paper Bag Bunny

Bunny Tail Paper Plate Craft

Forest Animal Sensory Activities for Kids

Camping and Forest Animal I Spy Board Game

Forest Animal Theme: Science

Forest Biome Sort: Rainforest and Deciduous Forest

Forest Animal Theme: Just For Fun

Forest Animal Matching Games

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– Life Over C's Over 50 exciting activities for a forest animal unit study! Science, math, literacy, art, sensory activities and more!

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We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your ANIMAL 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:

How fun do all of these look? Besides being some of my favorite animals, Forest Animals make a great theme. These activities are excellent ideas for a unit study or for independent activities with your kids.

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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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