Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game

Kindergarten Plants, Animals & the Earth Activities: Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game

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During kindergarten, your child will study habitats and learn that a habitat is where an animal lives. This silly game reinforces the concept of habitats and what animals live in different habitats. Your child will also love pretending to be the different animals and enjoy watching you act like the animals in the game!

What You Need:

  • Blank index cards
  • Markers
  • 4 pieces of paper
  • Tape
  • Room with four corners

What You Do:

  1. Write a habitat (Ocean, Pond, Forest or Desert) on each of the four pieces of paper. Tape each of the habitat names in one of the four corners of the room.
  2. On each index card write the following names of animals that live in that habitat. If your child is not yet reading, you can either find pictures for the animals or you can help her read the animal names during the game. Ocean – Salt Water Fish, Whale, Dolphin, Stingray, Jellyfish, Stingray Desert – Camel, Meerkat, Diamondback, Rattlesnake Pond - Frog, Alligator, Fresh Water Fish, Turtle, Duck Forest – Bear, Deer, Eagle, Squirrel, Rabbit
  3. Put the cards in a stack and have each player draw one of the cards. One at a time, each player pretends to be the animal on the card while walking to the sign for the animal’s habitat. The player should move like the animal and make the animal sounds. The sillier the better!
  4. When all of the “animals” are in their correct habitat, have everyone come back to the middle and draw another card. Keep playing the game until all the cards have been used.

After the game is over, be sure to save the cards so that you can play the game on another day. You can also use the cards to practice animal sight words with your child at a later time.

Updated on Apr 22, 2011
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