With ‘World Habitat Day’ at the beginning of October it prompted us to think about habitat conservation and firstly ask the question:
What is a Habitat?
Simply put, a Habitat is the natural home or environment where a plant, animal, organism or human lives.
The second question we asked ourselves was:
How many Habitats are there in the World?
If you Google this question you get so many different answers, which is understandable when you consider just how many plants, animals, and organisms there are in the world. Then you need to consider how many plants, animals and organisms may have needed to adapt their natural home environment to somewhere else due to habitat loss or other pressures.
We decided to follow the National Geographic Kids website and just cover 8 main habitats in our ‘Habitats Colouring Page’ this week which include: Grassland, Polar, Desert, Mountain, Temperate Forest, Freshwater, Ocean, and Rainforest. We hope this colouring page will provide you an opening to discuss the different habitats of our world, the inhabitants that call it home, and the varying pressures they face.
For more information about the 8 habitats we’ve included on our colouring page go to www.https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/nature/habitats
To download or print using the above links:
* Planet Designs Kids Free Downloads (on our website) - click the “Planet Designs Kids Free Downloads” link below the colouring activity, it will take you to the free downloads page on our website where you need to put in your email address, don’t worry we won’t spam you, it’s just so you can have free access, click “Continue” and the all of our free colouring activities will be displayed. Click on the page you want, then click “Download”, it will then be saved in your downloads folder where you can print it.
* Pinterest - click the “Pinterest” link below the colouring activity, it will take you to the Planet Designs Kids Pinterest account where you can find the above colouring activity, click the menu button at top of picture (3 dots … ), and select “Download Image”, it will then be saved in your downloads folder where you can print it.