{Limited FREE Printables} Rainforest Unit Study Resources

Rainforests are the home of various living creatures. It is an endless topic to explore. Here are some rainforest unit study resources we would love to share.


The rainforest is the richest habitat with the most various living things in the world. Even some people say that rainforest is the lung of the planet Earth. Exploring the rainforest will not lead us into the ending. This year, we concentrate in Biology for our science. Three of the children are doing biology. Habitat is one topic in the science lesson. Here are some rainforest unit study resources we would love to share.

Rainforest Unit Study Resources

Online Information about The Rainforest

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. The website is the best for exploring the rainforest. It has also Kids’ Corner where the information delivery is adjusted to kids’ need and atmosphere. There are some wonderful coloring pages, virtual story books, and hands-on projects as well.

Rainforest Profile from National Geographic

National Geographic is a great site for most of life science and earth science. There are some wonderful articles about rainforest around the world.

Rainforest Information for Kids

This is an awesome site for teachers and also children. You can find hundreds of articles, photos, lesson plans facts, and a lot of things about the rainforest. I just really love the pictures a lot. Some information about the rainforest people, conservation, and issues are available for free here.

Rainforest – Blue Planet Biome

If you are looking for a text for older children, Blue Planet Biome provides information about the plants, animals, climate, and the South East Asian rainforest.

Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. This website will help learners to be aware about the environmental issues in the rainforest. Learners are asked to take some action in saving the rainforest.

Books Resources

There are some books about the rainforest specifically, but there are also references including information about several biomes. We use both of those kinds of books to help us learning about the rainforest. Here are some reference and specific books about the rainforest:


First Nature Encyclopedia (Dk First Reference)

We use this book as a spine for learning some habitats. The language is simple and there are a lot of pictures. Children from age 7 to 12 love this book a lot.





Earth Matters: An Encyclopedia of Ecology

As it is an encyclopedia of ecology, this book provides more accurate information for children age 7 to 12 with smaller fonts than the previous book. The food chain of each biome is shown very clearly. It also has vivid picture for each biome.





Encyclopedia of Animals

The title of the book doesn’t show anything about habitats, but there are some chapters about biomes that help us to conncet the animals to the related biomes.





Rainforest Books

A Rainforest Habitat (Paperback) (Introducing Habitats)

This is a simple book to use to introduce the concept of habitat and the rainforest for younger children in the kindergarten and early elementary level.





Magic School Bus Presents: The Rainforest: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series

If you are a fan of the Magic School Bus series like us, we should be relieved that the rainforest topic is included in the series. Mrs. Frizzle will help us deliver the information about the rainforest and the life in it in her style.




The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

The situation and the condition of the Amazon rainforest is exposed in a form of a fiction. The story will let children know that we need to participate in the conservation of the rainforest directly and indirectly. Reading this book, children will know the role of the rainforest in the planet earth.





Nature’s Green Umbrella (Mulberry books)

The concept and information of the rainforest can also be introduced by this picture book, written by Gail Gibbons. Well, I love all of the books written by Gail Gibbons.




The Rainforest Grew All Around

This book will ask the readers to imagine about the life in the rainforest in a lively way from the forest floor, up through the canopy and back down again, following the circle of life in this clever adaptation of the song The Green Grass Grew All Around. The jungle comes alive as readers learn about a wide variety of the animals (jaguars, emerald tree boas, leafcutter ants, sloths, poison dart frogs, toucans, and bats) and plants (kapok trees, liana vines, and bromeliads) living in the Amazon rainforest.




Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme

Learning doesn’t have to be in a serious way with all of the fiction and the nonfiction discussion. This book will introduce the rainforest using the rhyme. Children and parents will be entertained by the animals in the habitat in the form of rhymes.





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The Rainforest Notebooking Pack

To help children studying the rainforests, I made a Rainforest Notebooking Pack. Wih this tool, children can record and make a documentation on their rainforest study.

The Rainforest Notebooking Pack

From August 27, 2015 -August 29, 2015, We are giving away our new product: The Rainforest Notebooking Pack for all of our subscribers.

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2 thoughts on “{Limited FREE Printables} Rainforest Unit Study Resources

  1. Tina Truelove says:

    I love all these great rainforest resources. Your free printable pack looks awesome but too advanced for my little inhome preschoolers. I wish they were a little older so we could use it. However, I can definitely use some of the online resources and books with them. Thanks for the great ideas and resources!

    • Adelien says:

      The set is intended for children in grade 2-8 level. However, I am planning to make earlier level product for this topic. So, stay tune 😉 Thank you for stopping by.

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