I made these "biomes mat" based on the My Adventure Book (Australia/Oceania) for hands-on learning. It's made up of felt paper glued on a cardstock for durability. Then I printed pictures for each biomes so my son will have an idea how they actually look like. I also added handwritten labels.
The objects of the activity are:
- to identify the biomes of Australia
- to distinguish the difference of each biome (I used the description chart included in the book I mentioned above)
- to sort out the the animals of Australia based on its habitat-biome it thrives (Animals of Australia / Oceania)
These are the animals cards we used (Animals of Australia / Oceania).
And for the animals, I used the Safari Toob Down Under.
And here's my son working on the activity. I looooovee how effective this technique is, because if I would just use worksheets first and just talk about biomes without a hands-on activity, for sure I won't get his attention. But this one, he loves sorting the animals and the felt mats really helped!
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