Winter Woodland Animals
Animals have been preparing all fall, collecting food and building winter homes. Birds and butterflies will migrate south , bears and bats will hibernate, and others will adapt to the new season. Here are some activities and books to enjoy about our animal friends in winter.
To learn about how animals prepare for the winter,
go to nationalgeographickids .
Who's footprints are these?
Download this guide from Education.com on forest animal tracks or read 'Yogi Bear's Guide to Animal Tracks' by Mark Weakland. Create a match game using pictures of animals and footprints or plan a scavenger hunt to match the animals with their tracks. Winter is a great time to look for tracks since they are so easy to see in the snow.
Bear Cave Craft
Use a shoe box, colored construction paper, or legos to create a special place for a bear to hibernate for the winter.
Here are just a few of the many books about our woodland animal friends available now at the Somers Library.
Frozen Wild ~ Arnosky
Wild Tracks! ~ Arnosky
Animals in Winter ~ Bancroft
Winter Dance ~ Bauer
The Mitten ~ Brett
Wade's Wiggly Antlers ~ Bradford
Forest Tracks ~ Duffy
Time to Sleep ~ Fleming
Snoozapalooza ~ Gard
Hebernation ~ Ganeri
A Loud Winter's Nap ~ Hudson
Winter is Coming ~ Johnston
Bear and Wolf ~ Salmieri
The Bear's Winter House ~ Yeoman
Give us a call or go to our website to search the catalog for these books and more and to place an order for curbside pick-up.
Wait, Rest, Pause ~ Atkins
What do Animals do in Winter? ~ Felix
Not a Buzz to be Found ~ Glaser
Hibernation Station~ Meadows
Winter Sleep ~ Taylor
Winter's Coming ~ Thornhill
Animals in Winter ~ Van Voorst
Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!
Be safe and healthy!
Vicki DiSanto-Children's Librarian & Beth Levine- Library Assistant
Funding for programs provided by Friends of the Somers Library