These rainforest worksheets have been created or selected for their high quality of design and ability to appeal when teaching and learning about rainforests. They are free to download and use in schools and at home and they offer an excellent teaching resource for studying the topic of rainforests. We are adding new resources all the time so be sure to check back next year for even more resources.
Locate the Amazon rainforest on to a map using a satellite image.
In this activity, we look at a composite satellite image of South America and use the satellite image to help us mark on the location of the Amazon rainforest and Amazon river on to our blank map of South America.
Make a mind map on rainforests
In this rainforest activity, we make a mind map of all we already know about rainforests. This is a good activity to do at the start of the topic to assess pupils' prior knowledge. It comes in the different versions you see above.
This A-Z activity asks pupils to build up their rainforest words. It comes complete with teacher notes and answers.
This rainforest word search helps you to build up your rainforest vocabulary.
This rainforest word search looks at the animals that live in the rainforest.
Make a rainforest diorama
Rainforest project - Make a model of a rainforest in a box. An old shoe box works perfectly.
Here we look at what animals have, what they eat and what they can do. general knowledge, observation, and some access to the internet or reference books would be helpful.
Rainforests under attack
This activity uses the observe, infer , predict format and it helps if there is already some understanding around the issues of deforestation before completing this activity.
If you like our free worksheets, why not buy the whole pack?
In our whole pack, you will find lesson plans worksheets and answers to help you teach all about the rainforests. In our full pack, there are:
* 12 worksheets
* 4 lesson plans
* a full answer key
The best of the rest - Free rainforest worksheets from all around the web
These Australian worksheets are high quality. There are 11 to download and use today.
These rainforest worksheets come from the living rainforest organisation and there are 6 pages of activities for you to use.
Action Aid Rainforest packs
The charity Action Aid have brought out, new for 2014, their new resources for schools and they are clearly very good. They come in two
age ranges, this one being aimed at pupils aged 6-7 (Key Stage 1). The second of the two downloads has a wonderful photo pack in it.
This second set of resources is aimed at pupils aged 7-11 years old (Key stage 2) and has a great photo pack. They are free to use in schools and at home.
These rainforest resources come from Action Aid and they are packed with wonderful activities and resources for the busy teacher.
Action Aid Rainforest packs
Edinburgh Zoo rainforest worksheets
Edinburgh Zoo have put together some wonderfully child friendly resources on the rainforest and these can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Click here to see more of their teaching resources on animals.