We’re sharing another entry in our homeschool unit studies series today: a free hibernation unit study! Since winter time is fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to look at hibernation – how it works, what it is, and which animals do it every year. Plus, it’s a great excuse for talking about sleep, which I desperately need more of these days.
Hibernation Unit Study
When we put together a unit study, we typically include books, crafts, printables, and more. While I don’t always use every resource, I like to have as many as I can. That way, we can always stretch a topic out if the kids are super interested.
Hibernation Books for Kids:
Get started with these kids’ books about hibernation!
- Don’t Wake Mr. Bear! by Jill Newton
- Scholastic Reader Level 2: Hibernation by Tori Kosara
- Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows
- Hibernation (Patterns in Nature Series) by Margaret Hall
- What is Hibernation? (Science of Living Things) by John Crossingham
- Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
- Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear by Monica Carnesi
- National Geographic Kids: Sleep, Bear! by Shelby Alinsky
- When It Starts to Snow (An Owlet Book) by Phillis Gershator
- Baxter’s Hibernation by Michelle M. Birkenstock
Hibernation Crafts and Printables:
Try these crafts and printables about hibernation for more learning fun!
- Printable Early Reader Hibernation Books – The Measured Mom
- Paper Plate Winter Hibernation Craft – DLTK Kids
- Recycled Hibernating Bear Craft – Pink Stripey Socks
- Animals in Winter Printable – 3 Boys and a Dog
- Hibernating Bear Craft – Apples and ABCs
- Hibernation Foldable – Teachers Pay Teachers
- Hibernating Bear Paper Bag Craft – Almost Unschoolers
- Hibernation Toss and Sort Game – Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
- Hibernating Animals Printables – Enchanted Learning
- Hibernating Animal Puppets – Love to Teach
To learn even more about hibernation, stop by Year Round Homeschooling for educational videos about hibernation and review questions you can ask your kids. There are also more recommendations for kids’ books about hibernation and a section about which animals hibernate.
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