Desert Animal Habitat Centers and Activities

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Have you ever been to the desert? Maybe you live there! From the stealthy coyote and rattlesnake to the fast roadrunner and not-so-fast tortoise, the animals found in a desert habitat are amazing! We love learning about animal habitats and I just knew that these Desert Animal Habitat Centers and Activities would be a hit with my kiddos. This pack is filled with a variety of math and literacy activities and options, making it perfect for Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten!

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These Desert Animal Habitat Activities combine desert animals with important Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten math and literacy skills!

Desert Animal Habitat Centers and Activities

Are you looking for activities that will help you teach your students about the desert habitat and its animals while building math and literacy skills? This resource pack is exactly what you need!

Skills covered in this pack include desert vocabulary, letter recognition, sight words, rhyming, counting, addition and subtraction, graphing, and more!

Let’s check out just a few of the activities included!

This resource pack is filled with tons of hands-on desert animal-themed math and literacy activities.

Learning about shapes is fun, but we made it even more engaging and interactive with this Desert Shape Search activity!

Students will work on 2D shape recognition as they roll the die, identify the shape, and use a manipulative to cover the shape on the mat.

Build shape recognition skills with the Desert Shape Search Mat.

Gila Monster Clip Cards

These Gila Monster Clip Cards will add tons of alphabet and fine motor fun to your literacy centers!

Add the clip cards to a small basket with some clothespins and kids can choose a card, identify the letter sound, and clip the picture with the matching beginning sound.

Work on beginnings sounds and fine motor skills with the Gila Monster Clip Cards.

Desert Animal Patterns

These Desert Animal Pattern Cards are perfect for working on beginning patterning skills. We even included an optional recording sheet.

To play, students use the picture cards to copy the patterns on the strips and then color them on the recording sheet.

Students can use the desert animal picture cards to copy and build patterns.

Slithering Sight Words

This Slithering Sight Words activity is EDITABLE which means you can customize it to meet the needs of all your students!

Kids will use the snake letter cards to build the sight words on the mat. For extra practice, they can write the words that they build on the recording sheet.

Work on spelling sight words with the Slithering Sight Words activity.

Animal Addition Mat

Are you ready to take addition practice to another level of fun? This Desert Animal Addition Mat is a hands-on way to work on addition and subtraction up to 10 in small groups or centers!

Students choose an equation card and place it ‘in the desert.’ Then they use the animal cards to solve the equation. This activity comes with 2 different recording sheets AND corresponding equation cards.

Practice addition skills with the Desert Animal Addition Mat.

Desert Animal Writing Center Activities

The Desert Animal Writing Center Activities come in multiple versions and can be used as differentiated literacy centers! Or, post the animal cards on your classroom walls and furniture and use these activities as a “Color/Write the Room.”

Your kids will love picking (or finding!) an animal card and coloring the matching picture on the Color It! printable. For students ready for a challenge, give them the Write It! printable and they can write the desert animal names.

Kids will have fun picking an animal card and coloring the matching picture on the Desert Animal Color It printable.

Plus, at the end of the file, all activities also come in black and white versions for an ink-saving option!

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