Intro to Mammals

This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete.

Here are two videos to choose from about plants. The first one is better for younger kids, the others will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!

Mammals Documentary

This is a 45 minute documentary on mammals that might be a lot of fun to watch with the whole family for family movie night!

The sound isn’t the greatest… so you might want to stream on your TV where you can make it louder, or listen with earphones if you’re using a tablet or laptop!

Mammal that Live in the Sea

Mammals that fly: BATS!

The weirdest mammal: Platypus

Make a Mammal Lapbook

First, watch the video above to learn WHAT a lapbook is and HOW to make a simple one. If you can’t read, you might want an older person’s help.

For this project you will need:

  • A file folder
  • Construction paper
  • Pens, pencils, markers, or crayons
  • Glue or tape


Next: choose a mammal, any mammal, and make a lapbook project.

Here is a list of printable, free lapbook templates to choose from, from Homeschool Share.

There are 350! Not all are animals!

You can search for an animal you like in that list, print it out, and get going.


OR, you can use these templates for lapbooks and create your OWN for any animal.

What should you include?

Lots of facts about your animal like:

  • Where they live
  • How long they live
  • What they eat
  • Their characteristics
  • What makes them special

Here’s a video of a kid making an Orca lapbook to give you ideas!

Books About Mammals

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

Marvelous Mammals Read Aloud

NOw Let’s Have some fun!