This second grade arts, music, and movement lesson plan will help your students learn about forest animals in a fun way. They will be reading and writing about forest animals, as well as creating their own animal in the style of Eric Carle, author of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". They will also be singing and moving to the song, "Over in the Forest." The lesson plan includes many Common Core standards for second grade if you need them. All the materials and references used can be found on the last page of this document. Have fun singing, dancing, and creating art while learning about forest animals and their habitat.