Let’s Explore Arctic Animals – An Arctic Unit Study for Kids

Are you planning an Arctic unit study? Let’s Explore Arctic Animals will be a great addition! Kids will be able to record their research about 30 different Arctic animals on a special notebooking page for each animal featuring a photograph!

The Arctic is a fascinating place and while preparing this resource I learned so much. Did you know that some people even disagree about where the ‘official Arctic’ really is? Did you know that there are no penguins living in the Arctic? Many resources for homeschools and classrooms feature penguins in an Arctic unit, but not this one! You can find our Let’s Explore Penguins here!

INTEREST IN Arctic Animals?

In our homeschool, I have always loved simple and direct learning that is curiosity-based and not filled with busy work. I don’t print worksheets just to have something for my kids to do. If I print it, it’s for a reason. When I create new printables, I always keep this goal in mind and keep things as simple as possible. The lesson that you develop as a homeschooler will be filled with more than just what you’ll find here. I assume you are here on my blog, visiting this post because your child is interested in learning about Arctic animals and maybe you searched online to find resources for creating an Arctic unit study. If your child has a high interest, you can expand this Arctic-themed unit for weeks with tons of Arctic animal crafts, Arctic animal activities, Arctic animal books, and Arctic learning fun! Hopefully, this Arctic animal resource will give you a great place to begin!

Arctic Animal BOOKS

You’ll definitely need to check out some books about Arctic Animals from the library or buy some from Amazon to add to your kids’ book collection. I have created an extensive list featuring books about Arctic animals that your child can learn from. 

If you’re feeling super sweet, grab some Arctic animal toys so your child has little animals to explore with!


Feeling SUPER sweet, create an Arctic-themed sensory bin, even older kids get into these!

A few I found online:

LET’S EXPLORE Arctic Animals


Let’s Explore Arctic Animals includes a cover page in case you’d like to create a notebook {either using a binder with an option to insert a cover or by binding the pages with a binding machine}.


In addition to the Arctic books you add to this study, you’ll find a few printables included to add to your child’s research. I created these pages to insert at the beginning of your notebook as simple reference guides,

  • Interesting Facts About the Arctic
  • The Arctic Region
  • Types of Arctic Animals
  • Where to Find Information {a list of links to study each animal online}

Arctic Animal Photo Collages

Three different photo collages for you to print and display during your Arctic unit.

  • Arctic Birds
  • Arctic Seals & Whales
  • Arctic Land Mammals


The core of this printable unit study is the individual pages for each animal. You’ll find 30 different pages each featuring the following:

  • Name of animal
  • Latin name of animal
  • photograph of animal
  • Recording lines for your child to write in the type, height, weight, location, diet, and interesting facts
  • Arctic map for your child to record where this particular animal lives.

30 Arctic Animals Included

  1. Arctic fox
  2. Arctic hare
  3. Arctic wolf
  4. caribou
  5. Dall sheep
  6. lemming
  7. moose
  8. musk ox
  9. polar bear
  10. stoat
  11. wolverine
  12. beluga whale
  13. killer whale
  14. narwhal
  15. Arctic skua
  16. Arctic tern
  17. bald eagle
  18. Canada goose
  19. ptarmigan
  20. puffin
  21. snow goose
  22. snowy owl
  23. thick-billed murre
  24. bearded seal
  25. harp seal
  26. hooded seal
  27. ribbon seal
  28. ringed seal
  29. spotted seal
  30. walrus


We have a set of Arctic Animal 3 Part Cards here for free! These are a great addition to your arctic unit study! 

The Polar Bear Pack contains 30 printable pages of polar bear-themed reading and spelling activities that work well for students at any level.

  • An ABC activity that provides polar bear fun for preschoolers
  • Word searches and rhyming activities for all ages
  • A booklet of fascinating Arctic animal fun facts
  • Delicious ideas for a hearty polar bear breakfast
  • A polar bear-themed library list

If you have a Kindergartner, be sure to check out our Kindergarten Literature Unit featuring the book, Over in the Arctic!

Explore the Arctic and Antarctica with our Calendar Connections Cards here!

How do I get Let’s Explore Arctic Animals?

You can download a free sneak peek below and if you like what you see you can buy the full product in my shop here!


I have a special free sample for all of you!


Click below to be taken to the page where you can download this free printable! Look for the word “Download” and click it!


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