5 Free Hibernation Resources

Hibernation is one of my favorite units in kindergarten. Here are some NEW and FREE resources from new sellers that will fit perfectly in your classroom! 
Product Description: Animals in Winter yoga brain break can be used independently as a science mini-lesson about animals that migrate, hibernate, and forage for food in the winter. It also goes along with the book Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard G. Van Gelder, and can be used as a story sequence and vocabulary review.  The Boardmaker pictures can be easily displayed on an interactive white board or document camera and are appropriate and accessible for students of varying abilities and with multiple grade levels. This first resource comes from Spoonful of Love and Learning. In my opinion, we always need more brain breaks! Especially in the winter when recess can be foiled by the weather. Help your students relax and unwind with fun yoga poses with hibernating animals. 

o create the game pieces you will need to follow steps.  1 Make the category jugs by attaching the Hibernation Toss and Sort Category Cards to the jugs. I used some jugs that I had from candy last Halloween.  2 Cut out and hole-punch the Hibernation Toss and Sort Fact Cards. Use the yarn to tie them to the balls. I found and used plastic golf practice balls because they are light weight and have holes that I can tie the yarn through.  When you are done with these 2 steps you should be ready to play!This next resources comes from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom Shop. This is a great way to learn hibernating facts with a fun toss game. I will be passing this resource on to my higher grade friends. This product would be perfect for 2nd or 3rd grade. 
I am currently teaching kindergarten art and P.E. thi year. This video will be used this winter in my art class for sure! I think I enjoy teaching hibernation because bears are one of my favorite animals. This video is fromPatty Fernandez Artist. This store is filled with great directed drawing videos!

This resources is for all those ECE teachers out there! I love puppet stories and play time with those 4 and 5 year olds! This is a great lesson from Suzette’s Puppets. She is new to the TpT community, make sure to show her some love with positive feedback on this freebie!
This last resource fits perfectly with the new NGSS standards on animal adaptations. The NGSS standard i’m speaking of is for 3rd grade (NGSS.3-LS4-3) Thanks, Cara Baldree for this awesome free resource! 
If you are looking for a kindergarten-first grade friendly unit with printables and great centers check out one of my best selling units on Hibernation! My mentees will use all of these resources this year and I am excited to see how they will adapt the crafts and centers to this new group of kindergarteners! 
Marlie Rosenberg

Hibernating Hedgehog Craft

Hibernations is one of my favorite units to teach to my students. The students love learning about all the different hibernating animals. One of my favorite activities is making hibernating hedgehogs.

The students made these awesome hedgehogs out of clay and sticks. They formed balls of clay and placed sticks to represent the hedgehog quills. The clay was made by a parent for volunteering hours following these instructions and the sticks were collected by a parent as well. The poem is from my Hibernations Centers

After we made the hedgehogs, we let them sit out for two days to completely dry. The students then painted their hedgehogs and glued in their eyes. The students LOVED making their hedgehogs!

Here is what the hedgehogs look like when they are finished, well almost finished. This is my hedgehog missing an eye!