If you’re teaching your kids about arctic animals this winter, there’s no way you can skip over learning about polar bears! Here’s the best ideas for how to teach your kids about polar bears through many different STEAM activities, books, food projects, and art projects. Have fun!
Polar Bear books for kids:
There’s so many great books for kids about polar bears! Here’s some great ones to look at. We’re borrowing most of these from our library.
Polar Bear STEM activities:
STEM activities are our THING around here. My kids love them, I love them, and I feel like they’re most authentically engaged with learning when we’re doing them.
We’ll do some review games using pillows as “icebergs” through our house this week -the kids will be thrilled to jump from iceberg to iceberg while I read them review questions.
I am really excited to do this simple experiment with the kids this week. It’s an easy and hands-on way to teach them how blubber keeps arctic animals warm in frigid temperatures. Find out how to do from I Can Teach My Child:
We’ll be using this super simple and cute activity to teach our kids about the dangers that Polar Bears are facing in the arctic today (activity from Kitchen Counter Chronicle)
Polar bear sensory bin:
I am excited to get a version of this polar bear sensory bin set up for my 2 year old. I am hoping all the kids will get enjoyment out of it but that she will be kept extra busy while they’re learning! Living Life and Learning has all the instructions for this one on her blog:
Polar bear snack ideas:
I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE themed food. I … don’t love it as much as they do. Haha! BUT I do like cute little snacks that don’t take forever and a million ingredients to make.
These two ideas fit that criteria for me, and we are so excited to make them this week!
And I love this simple recipe – it’ll make a good morning snack during our homeschool morning (and won’t take a lot of time to put together). Also … it’s healthy (winnnn). Full “recipe” can be found here:
Polar bear facts for kids:
There’s so many places to find polar bear facts for kids online! Here’s some good resources I found that we’ll be using:
National Geographic Kids is always one of our first stops for getting easily digestible animals facts for kids. Here’s their page on polar bear facts.
Free printable worksheet with polar bear facts from Itsy Bitsy Fun:
If you’re looking for some short educational videos for your kids to watch, we really liked watching these:
Polar bear paper crafts and art:
We’re big fans of Art for Kids Hub – love that they have things to draw for basically anything we’re searching for! We’re doing this polar bear drawing this week:
This polar bear paper craft is adorable and I love the addition of the painted background too. Find instructions at Crafty Morning:
Another simple and cute polar bear craft – love this idea from Artsy Momma:
I hope you love these ideas!
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