This unit is a very visual unit that will teach children the difference between living and non-living things. Make sure to discuss things that are artificial as you go through each lesson, game, and activity. This unit is designed to last one week.
|Characteristics of Living Things|
This lesson goes over the seven characteristics of living things.
|Difference Between Living and Non-living||(no rating)|
This lesson explains the difference between living and non-living things.
|Living Things||(no rating)|
This detailed website provides sections on Individuals, Families, Neighborhoods, and the Circle of Life. Each section provides information about the classification and characteristics of different types of living things.
|Is It Living or Non-living?||(no rating)|
This hands-on activity helps kids relate what they learn in the lesson to real life.
|Can It Change?||(no rating)|
This is a hands-on activity about living and non-living things. Children will learn that things cannot change from one form to another.
|Living and Non-Living Collage||(no rating)|
Make a collage of living and non-living things.
|Living Things Sorting Game|
This is a fun online game where children have to find and sort the living things in the pictures.
This is a great online quiz to test children's understanding of the lesson.
|Living or Non-living||(no rating)|
This is a simple quiz where children look at a picture and decide if the thing is living or non-living.
|Is it Alive?||(no rating)|
Watch this video with your child that features various living and non-living objects. After the video, talk about the characteristics of the living items.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: