One of our favorite things to do in our homeschool is learn about animals. Use these websites and apps as part of a Unit Study, or just to keep the kiddos busy for a bit while you get some work done. 🙂
Fun Websites and Apps to learn about animals
New to homeschooling? Check out these Facebook groups to get you started!
Switch Zoo lets you make new animals, play animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest. Listen to music performed by animals, watch a dog’s dream, and uncover the Mystery of Switch Zoo. Build a biome and an online habitat, play other learning games, read animal facts, get lesson plans, and more!
Animal Profiles: Read interesting facts about the behavior and characteristics of the 142 animal species in Switch Zoo.
Field Trips: Take a tour to learn how to make new animals, go on a creative writing field trip, or explore music ‘performed' by animals.
Visitors' Pages: Switch Zoo visitors share funny and creative animal names, drawings, stories and poems about the animals, and comments about the zoo.
123 Homeschool 4 Me
123 Homeschool is a website with so many worksheets, I think they stopped counting at a million! Here are some of our favorite resources for your animal studies. They are all completely free!
- Nocturnal Animals Printable Pack (goes along well with the Cave Site we have)
- Forest Animal Worksheets
- Arctic Animal Worksheets
- Ocean Fractions
- Farm Alphabet Mats
- Week Long Zoo Theme Lesson Plan
Zoos and aquariums that offer animal cams
Penguins, baboons, and naked mole rats, oh my! You'd be amazed at the animals you can see on the live animal cams provided by animal-loving institutions. I wish they had this stuff when I was a kid.
- Smithsonian's National Zoo Animal Cams
- San Diego Zoo Animal Cams
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Georgia Aquarium has a Beluga Whale Cam
- Houston Zoo Animal Cams (they have rhinos!)
- EarthCam: Animal Cams from all over the world!!
- Wild Earth has a Safari Cam
- Atlanta Zoo has a Panda Cam
- Explore.org has Animal Cams and free nature lesson plans
- Reid Park Zoo has Zoo Cams: elephants, grizzlies, and more
- Environmental Education Wisconsin has a list of animal cams on their site
Download and print our free journals and workbooks!
No sign up necessary, simply click below to download our free animal journal coloring pages in PDF format! 🙂 Below that, you'll find our life cycle printables. Click download, and they're yours! Please do not share these files. Send your friends to this blog post instead. Thank you!
You can also download these free endangered animal coloring pages with facts/info.