Younger Kids (K-6)

For younger kids | Games, quizzes | Children's books | Coloring Sheets | By younger kids | For Educators

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.

A lame kids page by the airline, ATA.

Kidskonnect. Links to giraffe sites.

Games, quizzes

Honolulu Zoo Giraffe Quiz.

"Giraffe Jumble," maze and find the different giraffe from Animal Shenanigans.

PDF: Giraffe eats odd numbers.

Children's books

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.

Coloring Sheets

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.

PDF: Color this simple drawing giraffe.

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.

For Educators

Activity: The Plight of the Giraffe Population. Educators may find this activiy interesting. It models giraffe populations with playing cards.

LibraryThing: Catalog your books online.

If you enjoy this site you may also like these other sites by me:

Komodo Dragon Central. Comprehensive information on the Komodo dragon of Indonesia.

Flying Squirrel Central. Complete guide to flying squirrel species the world over.

Echidna Central. One-hundred links about that obscure, odd, spiky monotreme.