Biotic and Abiotic Organisms

Biotic and Abiotic Organisms
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This activity teaches children on what differentiates the biotic and abiotic animals. They can remember this well when they do it as a group activity or experiment.

30 minutes
48 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


  • Styrofoam sheets
  • Sand
  • Pebbles
  • Rubber or plastic animals
  • Construction paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Scissors
  • Labels
  • Popsicle sticks


  1. Biotic factors are related to living things and life. Abiotic factors are related to non living organisms such as ponds, sun and mountains.
  2. Take a large Styrofoam sheet and divide it into two sections.
  3. Separate children into two groups. One group should create all Biotic organisms and other group should work on all Abiotic organisms.
  4. Let the kids create a few trees and house as shown in picture with the help of an adult.
  5. Mountains and Sun paper crafts can be created as well.
  6. For Abiotic, divide the sections into land and water. Color them as shown in the picture. Place pebbles and name them rocks. A layer of sand should also be created.
  7. For Biotic, you need to create trees, man and woman paper cutting and place them as shown in the picture.
  8. Encourage discussion on the interaction between biotic and abiotic organisms.

Original Source

Creaa Academy

Developmental skills