This activity is designed to clarify the 4 layers of the rainforest (Emergent, Canopy, Understory & Forest Floor) as students color and cut out one layer at a time. Next, students can build the entire rainforest by stacking each layer one on top of the other for a 3-D effect! Finally, you can customize this rainforest to whichever rainforest region you are studying (Amazon, Madagascar, etc.) by printing and shrinking some clip art of animals to add to the correct layers. The finished product looks great and students will have a much better understanding of the different layers of the rainforest.
Included in this PDF packet are the four layers of the rainforest printables, a photo example of a completed project, and directions with photos.