Free Mammals Lapbook + Resources About Mammals

Learn about mammals with this free mammal lapbook and with these mammal resources.

Free Mammal Lapbook

This lapbook is a wonderful resource to help students become experts on the subject of mammals! This fun, engaging, hands-on project is a great way to introduce or wrap up a unit study on animals, mammals, animal classifications, and more! Students will read about, research, and then write about each of the five characteristics of mammals–vertebrates, have hair or fur, have live births, breathe air, and are warm-blooded.

Students will also learn about vocabulary associated with mammals such as: climate, carnivore, herbivore, extinct, vertebrate, and warm-blooded. Then they will write about the habitats and types of places where mammals live, the physical features of mammals, the typical behavior of mammals, and the five characteristics of mammals.

After learning about mammals, students can further extend their learning by diving into the world of one subset of mammals: marsupials. Marsupials, mammals who carry their underdeveloped young in a pouch, will be discovered with a paragraph writing section and an opportunity to list the animals fitting in this category!

Mammals Lapbook Contents:

  • What is a Marsupial?
  • Examples of marsupials
  • Vocabulary (extinct, vertebrate, warm-blooded, carnivore, climate)
  • Explanation of the characteristics of mammals
  • Where do mammals live?
  • Describe the physical features of mammals
  • Describe the typical behavior of mammals
  • Name the five characteristics of mammals
  • Examples of mammals

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Mammal Resources


Is a Camel a Mammal? by Tish Rabe

Dick and Sally join the Cat in the Hat on an adventure of observing and learning about all the different kinds of mammals found on earth. 

National Geographic Book of Mammals by National Geographic Society

This book is your one-stop shop for all things mammals. Although it’s quite lengthy, it can easily be enjoyed in 5-minute doses. Each page is chock-full of photographs that leap off the page and enough fun facts to make any kid an expert on the animal of his/her choice. 

Born in the Wild: Baby Animals and Their Parents by Lita Judge

Although all mammals lead vastly different lives all around the world, every single mammal baby is in need of shelter, food, love, and family. Maybe these animals aren’t so different from humans after all!

Mama’s Milk by Michael Ross

This book touches on a tender subject with grace and gentleness. One of the most characteristic traits of mammals is that they feed their young with their own milk. This story of a mother and her care for her kittens teaches that milk from a mama is a wonderful thing for a baby mammal!

Eye Wonder: Mammals by DK

Perfect for early readers interested in science and animals, this book shows a variety of different mammals in their natural habitats around the world.

Safari by Dan Kainen

Using Photicular technology, this book takes readers on a safari adventure that could only be rivaled by the real experience. Animals seem to move and leap right off the page as readers move right through the book. 


The Joy of Pigs (Netflix)

Pigs aren’t only found on farms wallowing in mud pits. In fact, pigs are found all over the world, in jungles, snowy forests, and dry climates. 

Up Close and Natural: Mammals (Netflix)

Two baby fawns and a baby raccoon provide a great introduction to what makes a mammal a mammal. 

African Wild: Elephants of Mashatu (Netflix)

One family of African Elephants journeys through the Mashatu Game Reserve to find good grazing ground and a watering hole. 

Big Cat Diary (Netflix)

This seven-season series zooms in on a lion pride, a cheetah group, and a leopard family. Over a period of several years, these big cats both gain and lose family members, fight for food and water, and move to better land in the struggle to survive. 


Tinybop: Mammals

This interactive app allows children to experience the world through the eyes of some of the most amazing mammals on earth! Each animal is interactive and app users can play with tigers, elephants, sloths, and more. 


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