Biomes of Australia

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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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  1. What an awesome idea! My daughter LOVES geography but mostly when she has some hands-on-activities, too! I am going to try this with our next continent.