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See how many animal homes you can find. Look for anthills, bird nests, even doghouses! When you get back to your own house, draw a map of the places you went. Show on the map the places where you found animal homes. Get lots of colored paper, crayons, and colored pencils. You can also use sticks, yarn, pieces of cloth, or empty toilet paper rolls. Imagine an animal no one has ever seen before. Draw on paper or glue pieces of colored paper and other materials together to make your strange new animal.

Wings? Claws? Where does it live? Draw the animal’s home or describe what the home looks like. What does it eat? Draw a picture of the kinds of food your animal would eat. Animal Home Hunt 3 Find a friend to take a walk with. Explore your backyard, a park, or any outdoor place. Look closely all around you as you walk. Look at the ground, in bushes, under rocks, and high up in the trees. See how many animal homes you can find. Look for anthills, bird nests, even doghouses! When you get back to your own house, draw a map of the places you went.

M i an Our world would be so quiet and colorless without all the animals that live here with us! 60 61 5 ANI MAL S GLOSSARY antennae (an TEN eye) the long feelers on the heads of most insects burrow (BUR oh) a hole dug in the ground by an animal to live in hatches (HACH ez) lair (lare) comes out of an egg the place where a wild animal rests or sleeps lodge (lawj) a beaver’s home or shelter nectar (NEK ter) a sweet liquid found in many flowers spines (spynz) stiff, pointed parts that stick out sharply on some animals and plants twig (twig) a small branch, usually without leaves wildlife (WILD life) wild animals that do not live with people Fun Ways to Learn about A N I M AL S Animal Guessing Game What is this new kind of animal called?

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