These are our favorite books about Forest Animals, Trees, and Leaves for Pre-K kids. This list contains Amazon affiliate links.
Visit the Forest Activities page for lots of Preschool & Pre-K lesson ideas.
Talk about it: “What does the squirrel like to eat?”
Talk about it: “How are owl families the same as human families? How are they different?” Explain to children that this type of owl has white feathers as a baby and when they grow older, their feathers turn brown.
Activity: Try the Wax Resist Owl Art on this page.
Talk about it: “Name the animals you saw in the book.” “Why would the moose not be a good pet?”
Activity: Print these Annie and the Wild Animals cards for your flannel board or story board.
Talk about it: “What were the bees doing? What were the squirrels doing?” Etc.
Activity: Set up your science center with Things That Come From Trees.
Talk about it: “What do squirrels do before the Winter?”
Activity: Try this Squirrel Pocket Chart Story.
Talk about it: Point out the shape of the book (tall and narrow like a tree). Point out the pattern of colored/black and white pages.
Try this: Have kids make the sounds in the book.
Talk about it: “Have you seen colored leaves in your yard?”
Activity: Try this Leaf Stained Glass Art.
Talk about it: “Name the animals you saw in the book.”
Activity: Try these Leaf Science Activities.
Talk about it: “What sound does each bird make?” “Which animals were awake in the day/night?”
Activity: Try this printable Owl Letter Tumble game.
Talk about it: “How are bats like birds? How are they different?” Ask kids to recall something the bat said.
Talk about it: Count the mice on each page.