Wolves: An Important Predator

This lesson is based on an article by Luana VanGent. There are comprehension questions and several other activities to go along with the article, all easy to incorporate on a study of the wolf.

To begin this lesson, read Luana VanGent's article on wolves.

Comprehension Questions:

1. Where is the gray wolf's habitat?

2. How large can a gray wolf pack get?

3. What kind of animals do gray wolves prey on?

4. Name two reasons that a wolf pack might prey upon domestic animals.

5. Explore at last two of the websites listed in the article. Write down five things that you learned that you didn't know before.

Craft Links:

Wolf Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Wolf Paper Bag Puppet
Make a diorama of a wolf habitat


Coloring Pages:

Arctic Wolf
Gray Wolf
Red Wolf
Prairie Animals
Ww Print out
Boreal Forest Animals
The Big Bad Wolf


More activities:

Wolves are often depicted as the bad guy. For instance, do you remember the story of Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs? Re-write one of these stories, or a story of your own choosing, so that the wolf becomes the hero.

In several of the books in the Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, wolves play major roles in some of the stories. What other books or book series can you think of where wolves play a prominent role?

Go to a short course on gray wolves and find out all of the physical characteristics of wolves. There are also wolf sounds that you can click on to hear them with your computer.


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