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Kindergarten Hibernation Books for Your Nature-Based Homeschool

Welcome to our exciting Kindergarten Hibernation Book Scavenger Hunt! As we dive into the wonders of hibernation and migration in our January Kindergarten Nature Guide, we invite you to embark on a journey to the library, where treasures of winter knowledge await.

This is not just any scavenger hunt; it’s a delightful adventure for our little ones to explore the magical world of hibernation and migration through the pages of enchanting kindergarten-age level books.

Don’t forget to check out the fun ideas at the end of this post to make reading about hibernation and migration even more engaging for your little homeschooler!

The Hibernation Scavenger Hunt Book List:

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Join Bear and his friends in this cozy tale as they explore the wonders of hibernation in the winter. A heartwarming story filled with friendship and celebration.

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Venture into the winter woods and discover the hidden world beneath the snow with this beautifully illustrated and informative book.

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

Discover how different animals prepare for winter in this beautifully illustrated book. A delightful bedtime story that introduces the concept of hibernation.

Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft

Explore the various ways animals cope with winter in this informative book. A perfect introduction to the science of hibernation and migration.

Animals in Winter Children's Book

Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows

Join the sleepy animals on the Hibernation Station as they prepare for a long winter’s nap. A charming and rhythmic story perfect for young readers.

Hibernation Station Children's Book

Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope

Take a journey with a little caterpillar who knows it’s time to go. An engaging story about the fascinating world of migration.

Not a Buzz to Be Found by Linda Glaser

Explore the quiet world of winter as insects take a break. A gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation and the stillness of the season.

Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

Join Hedgie the hedgehog as he searches for a cozy place to hibernate in this beautifully illustrated winter tale. A charming story of friendship and winter adventures.

Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

Home is Calling by Katherine Pryer

This picture book follows the incredible journey of monarch butterflies as they migrate from North America to Mexico.

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon

This charming picture book tells the story of a penguin who goes on vacation and explores various climates, introducing the concept of migration in a fun way.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na

The book beautifully captures the changing seasons, and the adaptations animals make as they navigate through the different times of the year.

Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling

This book is a soothing exploration of the winter season, capturing the quiet beauty and tranquility that comes with the snowy months.

Why Visiting the Library is Good for Your Kindergartener

Libraries are extraordinary places filled with endless possibilities. Here’s why a weekly library visit can be a fantastic addition to your homeschooling adventures:

Diverse Resources:

Libraries offer a vast collection of books, ensuring your little ones have access to a wide range of stories and information on hibernation, migration, and more!

Community Connection:

It’s not just about books! Libraries are vibrant hubs where families gather, providing an excellent opportunity for socialization and making new friends. Share your homeschooling experiences and learn from others in our wonderful community.

Expert Guidance:

Librarians are your allies in this exploration. They can guide you to the perfect books, recommend related resources, and even organize special events for young learners.

Reading Habit:

Cultivate a love for reading early on! Visiting the library regularly encourages a healthy reading habit, fostering a lifelong love for books and learning.

🌐 How To Find Your Nearest Library:

Not sure where your local library is? No worries! Click here to access a comprehensive list of public libraries across the United States.

Ideas to Get Your Kindergartner Excited About Reading These Hibernation Books:

Treasure Hunt Adventure: Hide the books outside and create a treasure map with simple directions. Equip your little ones with a compass and let the adventure begin as they follow the map to discover their hidden treasures.

Daily Unwrapping Surprise: Wrap each book in festive paper, and let your child unwrap one book each day. It’s like opening a special winter gift, building excitement and anticipation for each new story.

Storytime Campout: Set up an indoor or outdoor campout with cozy blankets and pillows. Choose one of the books to read by flashlight for a magical camping experience right at home.

Hibernation Book Art: After reading each book, engage in a related art activity. Create snowflakes, animal footprints, or hibernation scenes to bring the stories to life.

Let’s make this Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt a memorable experience for our little ones. Happy reading, exploring, and discovering the wonders of winter together!

What is the Kindergarten Nature Study?

The Wild Schooler releases monthly nature-based curriculum that follows the seasons of the year and helps you to build a strong connection between your kindergartener and nature. We provide you with a parent guide of over 40+ indoor and outdoor engaging activities (complete with material lists) that help to build skills around STEAM, bushcraft, homesteading and homemaking, making it easy for you to wild school your homeschooler!

Nature-Based Curriculum for Kindergarten - January Edition

It’s free for the first month (then just $7) so download the parent guide of nature-based activities if you want to try it out.