Are you prepping your nocturnal animal unit? I have an amazing list of books and simple paper plate crafts for you that will add a lot of fun and vocabulary to your unit. Check out these fun Nocturnal Animal Crafts and Books with a freebie for you as well!
Whether you are working on research based writing topics, animal habitats, living things, or other nocturnal animal lessons, these crafts and books will fit just about any unit perfectly.
Get skunky and funky! These adorable and smelly animals are typically a favorite on the nocturnal animal lists for students. They love learning about these black and white creatures. Here are the books that are my favorite picks on these fun, stinky creatures.
- Welcome to the Word of Skunks
- Skunks – by Blast Off!
- The Berenstain Bears and The Neighborly Skunk
- What’s Awake Skunks
Bats are a lot of fun to study during the month of October because so many kids see these used as decorations. There are a ton of fun and interesting bat books, but here are four of my favorites!
Who gives a hoot about owls? I do! I think owls are the most popular nocturnal animal that students have some prior knowledge about when starting this unit. I love that students can pretty much all give basic facts about owls. However, I also really enjoy stretching their prior knowledge and adding to their owl knowledge with these four books.
What does the fox say? Play this silly song and jam out while learning about foxes in your room. This nocturnal animal confuses students. This is one animal they see often during the day. However, foxes are primarily active during the night hours so they are considered nocturnal. I think this fox craft is my favorite and I love these books, especially the ones that are focused on baby foxes. Kids really love these readers.
By far the cutest nocturnal animal in my opinion! These criminal looking animals are sure to bring lots of fun and conversation to your nocturnal animal unit. I love using creative writing topics to really compare and contrast raccoons to thieves. These four fun books are sure to expand your students’ knowledge of raccoons!
- North American Animals Raccoons
- Raccoon Cubs
- Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories
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