Younger Kids (K-6)
For younger kids
Amazon. Giraffe: Habitats, Life Cycles, Food Chains, Threats by Michael Leach. Grades 3-6 / ages 9-12. Favorably-reviewed library book.
National Geographic Kids, Creature Feature with video, audio , a distribution map and text. For some reason the video ends with what sounds to me like Mexican music.
Brief information sheet from Kid's Zoo (Fort Wayne Zoo)
Kid's Planet fact sheet of the giraffe. Nice page with sections like behaviour, lifespan, food habits, threats, etc.
The green leap giraffe page contains information about the physical adaptation, diet, range etc. I bet you also wanted to know how tall a baby giraffe is when it is born.
Kidskonnect. Links to giraffe sites.
Amazon. Giraffes by Ann Purmell, illustrated by Jean Cassels. Follows a giraffe through its day.
Amazon. A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein.
Jenny Giraffe's Mardi Gras Ride by Cecilia Casrill Dartez and Andy Green, "Jenny Giraffe discovers the tradition of float riders, masks, and costumes."
Amazon. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake. Ages 7-10. Described as:
"The masters of wackiness dish up a giant portion of literary and artistic wit in this saga of T the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company."
Amazon. Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. Popular baby-preschool book about a dancing giraffe.
Enchanted Learning page with outline annotated drawing you can color.
PDF: Color this drawing. Includes some general information too from the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior.
By younger kids
Giraffes, Are you going on a vacation to Africa? This page was created by Jamie, in Miss Kirkbride's class at Rosa Parks Elementary in Lexington, KY.
The WhoZoo giraffe page authored by Natalie Raley has a lot of information and some great photographs of giraffe drinking at a water hole at night, a calf nursing, etc. Is this a school report?
ThinkQuest report with one picture taken at the Springfield Science Museum.
Activity: The Plight of the Giraffe Population. Educators may find this activiy interesting. It models giraffe populations with playing cards.