Animals in Winter:

Some animals hibernate in winter: groundhogs, dormouse, bears

Some animals have fur that turns white in winter to help them hide in snow. (Camouflage)

Some animals travel to warmer places in winter to get food. (Migrate)

Mammals have fur and hair

Mammals are warm blooded.

Mammals use lungs to breathe air.

(Dolphins and whales are mammals. They breathe through blowholes on their heads)


Birds have wings, beaks and feathers

Birds lay eggs.

Birds are warm-blooded and have lungs

Reptiles have scales and use lungs to breathe air.

Reptiles are cold-blooded

Reptiles lay eggs.

Turtles, snakes, lizards and alligators and crocodiles are reptiles

Frogs and toads are AMPHIBIANS.

They hatch with gills to breathe underwater but they grow lungs and legs to become adults.


Fish have gills to breathe air underwater

Insects have 3 body parts.

Insects have 6 legs.


Butterflies are insects that change as they grow up.

When they hatch from an egg they are called caterpillars or larva.

After they eat a lot, they make a cocoon or pupa and stay inside it for a few weeks.

When they come out of the pupa, they have wings and they are now beautiful butterflies.

Invertebrates are animals that have no bones.

Jellyfish, lobsters, crabs, worms and insects are types of invertebrates.