Did you know that November 3rd is World Jellyfish Day? It's the day of the year we celebrate this weird and beautiful invertebrate that has been on this Earth longer that dinosaurs. Yup... Scientists estimate that these oddities of the sea are likely to have existed for at least 500 million years.
Let's find out more about these intriguing creatures through this creative printable activity!
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils
In this activity, your child will learn about one of the oldest animals on the planet, the jellyfish or sea jellies. Your child will spend time hunting down facts about jellyfish and also draw some!
It will help children and students:
Learn more about these amazing invertebrates and some of its peculiar characteristics and also expand their understanding of animal diversity in general.
Develop their basic research skills.
Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by drawing different types of jellyfish.
Let's get started!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about jellyfish. Here's a beautiful and informative animated video about jellyfish and why they've survived so long:
Here's a video about the amazing "immortal" jellyfish, one of the few known organism that can revert back to its juvenile state:
Here's a video covering 20 different types of jellyfish. A great introduction to the wide diversity of this family of invertebrates:
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 2 different printable activities for your child or student to start learning about jellyfish:
1 printable jellyfish fun fact worksheet
1 printable jellyfish drawing worksheet
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