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Animals and
Their Homes


Provide lots of picture books showing animals and animal homes. Discuss with children what kinds of homes various animals use. During your discussion be sure to use the correct names of animal homes, such as den, burrow, nest, and so on. List those names for children to view. Then give each child a pre-cut construction-paper animal shape (use various animals) to glue onto a sheet of drawing paper. Let children "flesh out" their pictures using crayons or paints to show their animals' specific home/habitat. Children can copy the name of the home onto the bottoms of their papers.


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