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World Wildlife Day Activities for Kids

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World Wildlife Day is celebrated each year on March 3. This is a global celebration of all the wonderful wild animals and plants found on Earth. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the survival of many animals around the world. Therefore, it is a fantastic time to explore and investigate endangered animals near and far with your students. So, we’ve put together a list of printable resources, classroom activities and videos to help you explore World Wildlife Day in your classroom.

World Wildlife Day resources in the Classroom

Fun World Wildlife Day Activities for the Classroom

Endangered Animals Near and Far

This is a fantastic video to watch with your students as it goes through what the word ‘endangered’ means. Also, it provides a very clear understanding of why animals around the world are becoming endangered.

Best of all, it discusses what your students can do in their own backyard to help!

Exploring Endangered Animals for Kids

Utilise our huge collection of endangered animals posters with your students and explore these beautiful animals.

These posters highlight:

  • their level of endangerment
  • where they are from
  • how many are left
  • why each animal is at risk of becoming extinct.

Endangered Animals Posters for the Classroom

After choosing an animal to focus on, your students can complete an Animal Fact File about that particular animal.

Your students could even brainstorm and create a poster to explain to their class about the risks and impacts humans have on that particular endangered animal’s habitat.

World Wildlife Day resources for the Classroom

Wildlife Dress Up Day

Have a class dress up day! Students come dressed as their favourite endangered animal. A fantastic way for students to really get into the spirit of learning about endangered animals and what their school community can do to help save these special animals.

You may like to use our FREE download tiger mask template, FREE download orangutan mask template and FREE download panda mask template for students to decorate.

World Wildlife Day resources for the Classroom.

World Wildlife Day 2020 Theme

Each year, the UN create a theme for World Wildlife Day. This year’s theme is “Sustaining all life on Earth”, encompassing all wild animal and plant species as key components of the world’s biodiversity.

Watch the video below that discusses the theme for this year. As a class brainstorm what they can do to help look after the planet.

Make Your Pledge

Your students can become Wildlife Heros, after researching and discussing as a class how and why certain animals are becoming instinct around the world!

Students complete the Wildlife Hero Pledge Worksheet with their pledge of what they are going to do to try and combat habitat destruction and help endangered animals.

World Wildlife Day resources for the Classroom

More World Wildlife Day Resources

Image of Endangered Animals Word Wall Vocabulary - Rainforest

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Endangered Animals Word Wall Vocabulary - Rainforest

Forty-two endangered species related vocabulary cards for a word wall.

Teach Starter Publishing2 pagesYears: 1 - 7Customisable
Image of Save Planet Earth - Science Word Wall Vocabulary

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Save Planet Earth - Science Word Wall Vocabulary

Thirty-two Saving Planet Earth vocabulary cards.

Teach Starter Publishing2 pagesYears: 1 - 3Customisable
Image of Enviro Ranger Pledge and Licence

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Enviro Ranger Pledge and Licence

An environmental pledge and student licence to promote and celebrate sustainability.

Teach Starter Publishing2 pagesYears: F - 7
Image of Tiger Colouring in Sheet

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Tiger Colouring in Sheet

A picture of a tiger for students to colour in.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 3
Image of Panda Colouring in Sheet

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Panda Colouring in Sheet

A picture of a panda for students to colour in.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 3
Image of Orangutan Colouring in Sheet

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Orangutan Colouring in Sheet

A picture of an orangutan for students to colour in.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 3
Image of Animal Fact File Worksheet

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Animal Fact File Worksheet

An animal fact file for students to complete when learning about a variety of animals.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 1 - 6
Image of Grouping Posters - Endangered and Extinct Animals

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Grouping Posters - Endangered and Extinct Animals

Group your students according to endangered animals using these eleven Grouping Posters.

Teach Starter Publishing11 pagesYears: F - 7

Check out our collection of World Wildlife Day resources to use in the classroom.

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