Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Hibernation topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Hibernation Hunt

Go on a nature hunt during the winter months. Be on the lookout for hibernating or dormant insects under logs, rocks, and leaves. Notice animals that you see. They are not hibernators. If there is snow, look for tracks and try to think about what animals might have made the tracks. If you cannot find animals or insects, ask your child to think about where the animals might be hibernating.

Hibernation Sing

You can find a wealth of hibernating animal poems and songs on the internet. They might be fun to learn on winter car trips. Encourage your child to write his or her own. Pick a tune that he or she knows and write new lyrics about hibernating animals. As your child writes, discuss important facts about hibernation that he or she might want to add in the song.

Pros and Cons

Would your child like to hibernate through the winter? Why or why not? Help your child make a pro-and-con chart to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hibernating. What would your child miss by sleeping through the winter? Where would your child hibernate? How would he or she prepare for hibernation?

Filed as:  Animals, Hibernation, K-3, Science