Experiments

Coniferous Forest

Coniferous Forest
Photo by: CREAA Academy

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This activity will help your child to understand the different types of forests that occur in nature.

Time
30 minutes
Ages
42 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
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Supplies

  • 2 pieces Construction paper (Green)
  • 1 bottle Glue
  • Artificial trees and plants
  • 1 piece Styrofoam sheets
  • 1 set Watercolor paint (Green)
  • Sticks
  • 1 pair Scissors
  • Plastic animals
  • Stones or clay molds (To form mini rocks)

Steps

  1. Use watercolors to paint the Styrofoam sheet green. Let dry.
  2. Make a few paper cuttings of trees as shown in the picture.
  3. Once the paper trees are done, glue them to the Styrofoam sheet.
  4. Place the animals randomly in the habitat as shown in picture.
  5. Label the habitat and encourage discussion.
  6. Coniferous forest have cone-bearing, needle-leaved or scale-leaved evergreen trees. Birds like woodpeckers, crossbills, warblers, kinglets, nuthatches, waxwings, grouse, hawks, and owls exist. Mammals like shrews, voles, squirrels, martens, moose, reindeer and wolves survive.
Associated Activity
Read "Coniferous Forests (Biomes of the World)" by Jeanne M. Nagle

Original Source

Creaa Academy

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