Animals in the Wild


AGE GROUP:  Middle School


  • Books or magazines about animals in their natural habitats, like National Geographic
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Tempera paint
  • Semi-moist watercolors


  1. Discuss different animals from various geographical areas. Have them choose animals that are protected, extinct animals, arctic animals or whatever animals they are interested in.
  2. Draw the animal lightly in pencil as the focal point of your picture. Create an interesting background.
  3. Wash the sky and land in very light watercolor. Use several shades for each area.
  4. Color the animals and areas you want to highlight. Add details such as grass, clouds and trees.