Classroom Activities—Winter Snooze

Spur a discussion on wintertime animals with this cave or burrow project. Then discuss what hibernation means and which animals (such as bears, hedgehogs, badgers, or mice) hibernate.

Materials:

Step 1
Lay the paper bag on your desk so that the folded bottom is facing up. Cut the bag off about an inch below the folded bottom.

Step 2
Unfold the bag and cut a U-shaped opening on one side.

Step 3
To shape the cave or burrow, place the bag so that one side rests flat on the table and the side with the U-shaped opening rests at an angle.

Step 4
Create and cut out plants and animals to decorate the scene.

Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
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