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WOW! If you love Teaching with TOOBS® and science, then this is the set for you. This 48-page Biomes Bundle includes everything you need to highlight the 5 biomes—Aquatic, Desert, Forest, Grassland, and Tundra—at a saving of 20% off individual prices.

TOOB® miniature figures are a great way to incorporate learning through play; and these Teaching with TOOBs: Biomes Bundle games highlight important literacy and math skills. Each of the Teaching with TOOBs sets includes…

  • Photo Matching Game: Instead of a straight “matching the figure to a picture of the figure” approach, I use colorful photos of the animal or object to target the critical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting. To increase the level of difficulty, combine two or more sets.
  • Roll and Cover Addition Game: Children roll the dice and cover the answer/photo with the matching TOOB® figure. One mat can be used to play independently or with a partner. Several children can play if you have a collection of game mats and figures. The first one to cover all of their photos wins.

The Biomes Bundle also includes these cross-curricular activities:

  • Aquatic Biome (In the Ocean TOOB®): Matching cards with name of animal, fun fact, and photos
  • Desert: Matching cards with name, fun fact, and 2 photos for creating puzzles or memory games
  • Forest (In the Woods TOOB®): 4 spelling puzzles, plus an animal classes graphing mat
  • Grassland (Wild Animal/African Savanna TOOB®): Beginning sounds cards for each animal, plus an ABC order activity
  • Tundra (In the Arctic TOOB®): Syllable sound-off say-and-clip cards
  • Bonus: I’ve also included my CLASSIFYING ANIMALS set of activities for even more ways to use your TOOB® figures. The set contains 5 sorting mats for children to classify animals by: animal class, covering, movement, biome, or ecosystem.

Biomes Vocabulary Enrichment Words:

  • Aquatic: eagle ray, dolphin, hammerhead shark, humpback whale, moray eel, octopus, sea lion, sea turtle, sperm whale, starfish, tiger shark
  • Desert: armadillo, big horn ram, bobcat, coyote, horned lizard, mountain lion, prairie dog, rattlesnake, roadrunner, saguaro cactus, scorpion
  • Forest: bald eagle, beaver, black bear, black snake, bullfrog, butterfly, elk, fawn, grasshopper, raccoon
  • Grasslands: African elephant, crocodile, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, lion, panther, rhinoceros, tiger, zebra
  • Tundra: Arctic fox, Arctic hare, Beluga whale, caribou, harp seal, husky, igloo, orca, polar bear, walrus

Targeted Skills:

Identifying animals that live in the five biomes

Understanding science vocabulary relating to the five biomes

Critical thinking skills of classifying and categorizing

Adding numbers with sums from 2-12

Sample Pages: Please see the preview for sample pages. For those who may not be familiar with Safari TOOBs, I’ve also included “What, Why, and Where to Buy” information page in the preview.

Technical Info: The files are in PDF format, combined into a single zip drive, and are illustrated with high-definition photographs. For best results, duplicate the activities on cardstock, photo, or similar heavy paper; and laminate.

NOTE: The In the Woods set contains an American bison figure, which I have not used; since bison are native to the Great Plains grasslands (not the forest). Similarly, I did not use the bear from the Wild Animals set; since all of the other animals live in the African savanna grasslands.


Related Resources:

What Is a Biome? FREE Poster

Biomes of the World: Poster Set

Habitats and Homes in the World’s Biomes

Biomes of the World: Activity Book Bundle


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