We are learning about polar bears in our homeschool as we head toward winter. These free polar bear life cycle worksheets are a great way to learn while having fun.
In these 6-page life cycle worksheets all about the polar bear, you will find a life cycle of a polar bear, an information report, opinion writing, polar bear research, and a fun memory game. These are perfect for 2nd – 4th-grade students. But can be adapted for younger or older students.
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.
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Life Cycle of a Polar Bear
The kids are going to love our free polar bear life cycle worksheet, you are going to love it as it is a super simple activity that you will all love.
The polar bear life cycle activities are free to print but are for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.
What’s included in the download?
Print out the polar bear worksheets below, they will print out on 6 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
- Front cover of a polar bear that they can color in.
- Life cycle poster of the polar bear that can be colored in.
- Research polar bear information plus find 8 interesting facts about them.
- Opinion writing.
- Polar bear fact sheet, use the internet and books to learn more about them.
- Polar bear matching game.
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 polar bear that you can color in.
The next worksheet is a planning sheet where the children have to find out about polar bears. What their appearance is, their habitat and diet, movement, and any interesting facts.
Interesting Polar Bear Facts
- Polar bear skin is actually black
- They are the only bear species to be defined as marine mammals
- They are not very successful hunters (only 2% of their hunts are successful) mainly because they can’t outswim a seal
- They can swim for days at a time
- Climate change is their largest threat
- Male polar bears can weigh as much as 10 men!
- They have a strong sense of smell.
- They can be found in 5 different countries, the United States, Canada, Russia, Greenland, and Norway
- A group of polar bears is called a pack or a sleuth
- They may travel more than 1,000km in one season
- Polar bears can be as tall as 3 meters!
Learn more about the anatomy with our free parts of a polar bear worksheet.
Polar bear writing
I love this opinion writing worksheet. Which cold-loving animals do you like better? Penguins or polar bears?
We have recently created a life cycle of a penguin worksheet which can be completed after this one.
Polar bear research paper
The children will need access to the internet to complete the information about polar bears. They need to find:
- In what countries can you find polar bears in their natural habitat? They live in different parts of the Arctic, but are only found in these 5 countries: Canada, Greenland (Denmark), Norway, Russia, and Alaska (U.S.A.).
- How long do polar bears live? In the wild, and in captivity? The polar bear lifespan of wild polar bears is rarely past 30 years old, and in captivity, the life expectancy of a polar bear is about 23 years.
- How many babies do they typically have? Pregnant females usually have two cubs. The cubs are typically born between November to January in a maternity den. This is a cave-like hole dug into the snowbanks by the mother bear.
- The type of birth, is it egg or live? They give birth to polar bear cubs.
- What food do polar bears eat? How do they get their food? They mainly eat bearded seals, but they also eat walruses and whale carcasses. Polar bears hunt seals by waiting for them to come to the surface of the ice to breathe. When the seal gets near the top, the polar bear will bite or grab the seal and pull it onto land to eat.
- What is the population of polar bears? What is their biggest threat? There are between 22,000–31,000 polar bears across the Arctic. Their biggest threat is climate change.
I think you will also enjoy our free life cycle of a reindeer worksheets.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to grab all 6 free life cycle of a polar bear worksheets.
We love to add the Life Cycles book to our studies.
Polar Bear Matching Game
The final worksheet is a fun game that the children can play after they have done their work.
You will need to print the page out twice.
When you have printed the 2 pages you will need to cut out all of the different images. I prefer to use a paper cutter as it’s easier, quicker, and more accurate, but scissors will work too.
Shuffle them up and lay them on the table face down in rows to make it easier, or just randomly on the table for older kids.
If you are placing them in rows I find 4 rows with 6 images each works best.
Playing the game is simple. Take it, in turn, to turn over only 2 images. If it is a match you can either remove them from the game and place them in front of you or leave them turned over face up.
The winner is the person who creates the most matches.
Other free life cycle printables
Have even more fun learning about animals with even more free printable science worksheets:
- The life cycle of a goose worksheet
- The life cycle of a butterfly worksheet
- Life cycle of a frog worksheet
- Life cycle of a hedgehog worksheet
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Download the free life cycle of polar bear worksheets
If you are running short on time you can download all of our life cycle worksheets. There are 247 pages over 23 different life cycles.
Additional polar bear printables
Polar bear handprint craft from Simple Everyday Mom
3D marshmallow polar bear craft from Darcy & Brian
Easy polar bear sensory bin from Living Life & Learning
Fuzzy polar bear craft from Homeschool Preschool
Last Updated on 25 November 2023 by homeschoolof1