If you are starting to see baby hedgehogs in the garden, now is time to teach the kids about the life cycle of a hedgehog.
In this 8 page activity pack all about our favorite spiny friend the hedgehog you will find a word search, labeling, a bubble map, fill in the information, and more writing activities. These are perfect for 2nd – 4th-grade students.
Children will learn 20 new vocabulary words all about hedgehogs.
This is a no-preparation download, so if you have left it until the last minute (like I normally do!) this will be perfect for the kids at home or in school.
We love creating free homeschool printables and have well over 200, but this life cycle of a hedgehog worksheet is one of my new favorites.
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Life Cycle of a Hedgehog
The kids are going to love our free life cycle of a hedgehog worksheet.
- cardstock (printer paper will also work)
- coloring pens, Crayola crayons, or coloring pencils
Print out the hedgehog worksheets below, it will print out on 8 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
The first page to print out is the front cover of the worksheet.
The second page in this set is the actual life cycle of a hedgehog.
You can label the hedgehog, give the children some glue and scissors and they can label the parts of a hedgehog.
In the next one, the children need to think about descriptive words about a hedgehog and then write a sentence using these words.
The children will need access to the internet to complete the information about hedgehogs. They need to find the hedgehog’s habitat, what food they eat, what their prey is, and how long their life span is.
We also use this book Life Cycles for our studies however, they do not have hedgehogs included. We also love to use this life cycle kit, but again they do not have hedgehogs in. But I still recommend them.
For the next worksheet the children have to write words about hedgehogs in this have, can, and are list.
I wonder if hedgehogs is a wonderful opportunity for the kids to get creative and write.
Hedgehog Word Search
The final worksheet is the Halloween word search. We absolutely love word searches as they just add a little fun to each subject.
The hedgehog vocabulary words can be found, horizontally, vertically, frontwards, or backwards! Just to make it that much harder!
Tip: I recommend either using a highlighter pen or circling around the letters. Do not cross the letters out if you have found a word, as it may be used in another word!
There are 20 words included all relating to Hedgehogs:
- Ball – as they curl into a ball
- Bird eggs – can be their dinner
- Curl – as they love to curl up
- Furzepig – another name for a hedgehog
- Hibernate – Hedgehogs usually hibernate from October/November through to March/April.
- Nocturnal – active at night
- Seventeen – there are 17 species of hedgehogs
- Snout – they have a snout for a nose
- Spines – they have prickly spines
- Berries – they eat them
- Blind – they are born blind
- Frogs – food (check out our life cycle of a frog)
- Grass roots – food
- Hedgepig – baby hedgehog
- Insects – food
- Mushrooms – food
- Omnivore – an animal who eats both plants and animals
- Snails – food
Life Cycle of a Hedgehog Printable
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
I think you will also enjoy:
- The life cycle of a goose worksheets
- The life cycle of a butterfly worksheets
- Life Cycle of a Penguin
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Last Updated on 30 September 2022 by homeschoolof1