Free Reptile Lapbook + Reptiles Resources

Learn more about reptiles with this free reptile lapbook and add to your unit study with these reptile resources.

Free Reptiles Lapbook

This Reptile Lapbook will teach your students all about the wonderful and wacky world of the animals known as reptiles. Reptiles are classified as vertebrate animals with dry, scaly skin. They give birth to their young in soft-shelled eggs as opposed to live babies. Reptiles can be found on every continent except for Antarctica and enjoy a variety of habitats. They can also be found in both fresh and saltwater areas.

Reptiles have a scaly skin that works to keep moisture trapped in their body. This is helpful as they are cold-blooded animals that change their body temperature according to their outside environment. Reptiles eat small rodents, leaves, grass, fruits, vegetables, and even insects. There are lots of different types of reptiles, including lizards, snakes, turtles, and alligators and crocodiles. There are over 10,000 species of reptile known to humans! Students will learn many facts about reptiles over the course of creating this lapbook. The fun and colorful cut out pieces will create a memorable learning experience! 

Contents of the Reptile Lapbook:

  • Facts about reptiles
  • Traits of reptiles
  • Diet of reptiles
  • Habitat of reptiles
  • Other facts about reptiles
  • Vocabulary
  • Things reptiles eat
  • Places reptiles live
  • Types of reptiles
  • List of reptiles

Grab the free reptile lapbook here.

Reptiles Resources


The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

A crocodile that enjoys consuming as many sweet watermelons as possible accidentally swallows a seed. That seed could be sprouting in his stomach right now! Will his belly soon be big with a watermelon inside? 

Ultimate Reptilopedia by Christina Wilsdon

The most comprehensive collection of photographs, facts, and everything you could want to know about all things reptile. Kids will enjoy looking up their favorites of the weird and wacky animals therein or using this as a research tool. 

Lizard From the Park by Mark Pett

When Leonard finds a lizard egg in the park, he takes it home. When Buster hatches out of his egg, he and Leonard become inseparable. But as time passes, and Buster grows bigger and bigger, Leonard wonders what he is going to do!

National Geographic Readers

These informative and colorful books are bite-sized and perfect for younger readers as they learn about all things reptile. Enjoy one or several of the books in this collection: Lizards, Snakes, Everything Reptiles, Alligators and Crocodiles, Sea Turtles, Animals that Change Color. 

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsely

When Magnolia brings an alligator to school for show-and-tell, she quickly realizes that he has no idea how to act in a classroom. Soon, the alligator’s actions make her wish she had brought something much more tame to school instead. 


Wildlife Journal Junior: Tracking Bland’s Turtle (Netflix)

The yellow-necked Blanding’s Turtle is extremely difficult to track and find in New Hampshire. This mini-doc teaches about these amazing creatures and their at-risk habitat. 

Turtle: The Incredible Journey (Netflix)

A loggerhead turtle embarks on a journey from a beach in Florida to the Atlantic Ocean, surviving dangerous waters and discovering majestic creatures along the way. 

Dangerous Encounters With Brady Barr (Netflix)

Naturalist and reptile enthusiast Brady Barr finds himself in China, Borneo, and the Philippines in search of rare crocodiles. Along the way, he also finds a slew of slithering snakes and dangerous Komodo dragons.


  • Dr. Seuss: Miles and Miles of Reptiles 
  • Dinosaur Train A to Z

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