Life Cycle of a Squirrel

 


Learn about the life cycle of a squirrel with these printable teaching resources which we've created to suit a range of ages. Children can learn the terminology of a squirrel's life cycle with our word cards, test what they have learned with our cloze and sequencing activities, or just have a go at a colouring page or two.

Life Cycle of a Squirrel Teaching Resources

The Life Cycle of a Squirrel

In early spring, female squirrels give birth to between 2 and 4 babies, known as kits or kittens. The newborn squirrels are deaf, blind and hairless.

The kittens live in a nest high up in a tree, called a drey. It is made from twigs and sticks and usually lined with something soft like moss, leaves or feathers.

For the first 10 weeks of their lives, the kittens will live on milk from their mother.

When they start to eat they will feed on nuts, acorns, berries and sometimes even insects or small birds’ eggs. Squirrels are omnivores.

Young squirrels will start exploring the area around their nest and gradually cover greater and greater distances. They will eventually leave their mother’s drey in the autumn.

Squirrels do not hibernate. Instead they collect and store food for the winter.

Our Life Cycle of a Squirrel Resources

We've designed these life cycle of a squirrel resources so that they can be used with a range of ages, including prompted and harder options to most of the worksheets and also producing both colour and black and white versions for you to choose from.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Booklet

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Booklet

Children can print and fold these little booklets (choosing from colour or black and white and lined or blank) to keep notes, stick into a project file or lapbook, or to otherwise keep track of what they are learning about the life cycle of a squirrel.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Cloze

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Cloze

Here's a fun way to test the kids on the life cycle of a squirrel - or to start learning about it. We've provided a word bank from which to fill in the blanks in the life cycle description.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Colouring Pages

Life Cycle of a Squirrel Colouring Pages

This pdf file contains 2 life cycle of a squirrel colouring pages. The first depicts the life cycle in the same way as other teaching resources in this section. The second would be perfect for the cover of a project, or perhaps to head a display on the notice board.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Labelling Worksheets

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Labelling Worksheets

Choose from 3 versions of our life cycle of a squirrel labelling worksheet: one asking children to name each picture prompted, one asking children to name each picture unprompted, and one asking children to describe each stage.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Posters

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Posters

There are 3 posters included in this collection depicting the life cycle of a squirrel. Choose the one that is most appropriate for the age of your children.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Sequencing Worksheet

Life Cycle of a Squirrel Sequencing Worksheet

Cut out the pictures on the second page of this worksheet, and stick them into the correct position on the first page. It's an easy activity for younger children and will help them learn the 4 stages we depict in the life cycle of a squirrel.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Sorting Cards

Life Cycle of a Squirrel Sorting Cards

Each of the cards in this 3-page pdf contains part of description of the life cycle of a squirrel. Cut them up, jumble them up, and let the kids put them back into the correct order.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Story Paper

Life Cycle of a Squirrel Story Paper

We have 4 versions of our life cycle of a squirrel story paper to choose from: colour or black and white, and lined or with handwriting lines. These pages can be used for children to write down what they know about the squirrel's life cycle, or perhaps for copywork too.

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Word Cards

Life Cycle Of A Squirrel Word Cards

These useful word cards contain much of the vocabulary you will need when you are learning about the life cycle of a squirrel with your children. We've included a blank card too, in case you want to add your own.

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