NGSS, Next Generation Science Standard, habitats, arctic, forest, savanna, ocean, desert, pond,and rainforest animals are ready to be colored and added to the habitat diorama you create. Just copy the blank pop-up pattern onto tag or cardboard. Illustrate the environment and then add the animals.
As each habitat is researched, a new scene can be created by each student. Or the students can be assigned or can choose just one setting to make after learning about the habitats.
Extend the activity and have the students write an information piece about the habitat and animals depicted in the scene.
For younger students, use the animals to create a zoo. Anything is possible.