Hot Desert

Hot Desert
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This activity helps the children to remember and learn about the animals that live in hot climate conditions like desert.

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


  • 1 Bucket of Sand
  • Labels
  • Stencils (Desert Animals)
  • 1 box Markers
  • 1 box Crayons


  1. Plants and animals living in the desert need special adaptations to survive in the harsh environment. Animals need to keep cool and find enough food and water to survive.
  2. Provide each child with one stencil of a desert animal and, under guidance, ask them to cut along the border of each stencil. Let them color those animals and plants.
  3. Write labels for each animal and ask the kids to place them on the sand.
  4. Encourage discussion
Associated Activity
Read "A Desert Habitat (Introducing Habitats)" by Kelley Macaulay and Bobbie Kalman

Original Source

Creaa Academy

Developmental skills