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Rainforests Activity Ideas

Rainforests Mini-Project

Make a topic book with written information, diagrams, photos, drawings and answers to the following question:


  1. What is a rainforest?
  2. Make a list of ‘Top 10’ rainforest facts.
  3. A map showing where you can find most of the world’s rainforests
  4. What is the largest rainforest in the world? Where is it?
  5. A map showing where the Amazon rainforest is in South America
  6. The rainforest habitat has 5 layers: what are they called? Can you describe each layer?
  7. A diagram of the layers of a rainforest

What lives in a rainforest?

  1. Make a list of animals and reptiles that live in rainforest habitats.
  2. Make a list of insects that live in rainforest habitats.
  3. Make a list of trees and plants that grow in rainforest habitats.

Rainforests and us

  1. Make a list of foods and materials that we get from rainforests.
  2. Why are rainforests getting smaller?
  3. Make a poster to help save the rainforests.
  4. Watch (or read) 'Jungle Book'
  5. Make 'Trump' cards about rainforest animals (e.g. speed, size, diet etc)
  6. Take photos of wildlife that lives in your garden/ local area
  7. Sketch trees and plants in your garden/ local area
  8. Explore 'Google Earth' 


Writing Ideas based on the short film, 'Ride of Passage'. https://vimeo.com/36682203

  • Retell the story of the animation. 
  • Write a diary entry for a day in the life of Toki.
  • Write a letter to Toki asking him questions you would like to find out about living in the rainforest. 
  • Create a map of Toki's village.
  • Write a conversation between Toki and the Elders when they realise he released the Chameleon.
  • Non fiction research about tribes living in the rainforest.