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Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans

December 4 Deedee 2 min read

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! We love teaching about animals in winter.  

We start with some great books!  Here is a list for you!

Animal Hibernation read aloud suggestions. Great for kindergarten and first grade.
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Not included in the image above Over and Under the Snow!  So So SO good!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans:  Close Read

Hibernating Animals Lesson PlansWe read Bear Snores On as part of our Engaging Readers Series.  The series also includes an informational text, so we did a little fact collecting!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

We used this chart to guide ourselves with informational writing (sorry… no picture #fail).

As usual, we did a little retelling!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

This is what the student version looks like!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

Students also worked on making predictions!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans: Craft

Here is an oldie but goodie craft we do during this unit of study!  To make it, you just cut a paper plate in half (and cut out the middle).  Then you cover it with fake snow (the stuff you get at craft stores).

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans: Centers and Stations

Here are some of the activities from my Math Work Station unit on nocturnal and hibernating animals.

Students sort the cards.  This is a great group activity too!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged! Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

Learning about the teen numbers!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

A fun color by numbers page.  We use equation dice so students are still being challenged.

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

I love this clip art by Kari Bolt!  Students are making 10 in this book.

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

This is a fun subitizing game.

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

You can find all of these center activities by clicking HERE.

Here are my lesson plans for the week.  Just click on the image below to download the plans with hyperlinks!

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans! You will find ideas and lessons for teaching about animals in winter! Fun activities, reading lessons for The Bear Snores On, crafts and more! Ideas for centers that will keep your kids engaged!

 

11 Comments

  • Tammy Luera December 28 at 4:37 pm

    Where would I find the worksheet on The Bear Snores On (retelling) students head bands?

    Thank you,
    Tammy Luera

  • Jessica Sexton January 6 at 10:00 am

    Do you have a full years worth of lesson plans made like you did up above for “Hibernation week”?

    I am looking into buying all of your bundles to start me off with being brand new Kinder teacher. I see all of your stuff would be SO HELPFUL since we are a school that has to do our own curriculum. With me having a family AND still going to school. I really think you could help me out with this!!!

  • Kim Covington January 7 at 1:09 pm

    Jessica Sexton here is the link I used to purhase the bundle. It is well worth it. View our https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Guiding-Readers-YEAR-LONG-BUNDLE-NO-PREP-ELA-Units-for-K-1-1912195

    • Deedee January 7 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you Kim for answering her question!!!! I’m so glad you like them!!!

  • Maryann January 18 at 7:47 pm

    Hi Deedee! I have been following you and
    all your wonderful ideas for years! Do you store all your centers pieces in the plastic frosting tubs? Just wondering! Thanks so much!
    Maryann

    • Deedee January 19 at 2:53 pm

      Yes! Any of the card games go in frosting containers. It makes it so much easier for little hands ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amy January 9 at 8:58 am

    Is there a way to only purchase or a place to find only the activities for The Bear Snores On? I know you have it included in the December bundle but I just need the activities for my hibernation unit. Love all your activities and ideas!

    • Deedee January 13 at 10:56 am

      I’m sorry, we don’t have that listed individually at this time. ๐Ÿ™

  • Lisa January 17 at 3:41 am

    I purchased your Engaging Readers set 1 and 2. I cannot find Bear Snores On, but would love it!

    • Deedee January 31 at 8:12 am

      It is in the December file ๐Ÿ™‚

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