First thing we did was to use two sets of cards to play a game of concentration and learn the names of the animals. Then the following day, with two sets again we played "go fish". Then, the next day I adapted one of the activities in the teacher's guide to play this little game with the cards. The original game was a relay race where by the children race to get dressed up in arctic explorer geer. Instead, I hid three sets of the animal card outside in the yard.
The cover map is from Old Style Maps
The lapbook animal booklets all came from the polar animal lapbook from homeschool share. We spent one day decorating the cover, another day organizing and putting the animal books in place, and another day playing who is this with facts about each animal. They glued the facts into their small books.
Another activity in the Sea World Teacher's guide on Arctic animals is to make a polar "cap". They provided a very clear map of the North Pole region and spaces on the map to write in the names of the 7 countries which lie inside the arctic circle. We pasted in the country names and then cut out the arctic circle, glued it onto a paper plate and tied the plate to our heads. Thus we had a "polar cap" There is a little song and role play to go with it which the twins really enjoyed and begged to do again and again. I wrote the song on the under side of the cap.