Activity: Mammal challenge with MC Grammar

Your class joins MC Grammar as he investigates the Natural History Museum and finds out about mammals.

  • Key Stage: KS2
  • Time required: Video - 15 minutes in total. Quizes and riddle activity: 10-15 minutes

Mammal Challenge

MC Grammar managed to beat the Rap Catcher with 14 mammal facts. Remember! Mammals are animals that have fur and warm blood, they give birth to live young and feed their young with milk (although there are some exceptions).

Can your class think of any mammals that …

  • Swim in rivers
  • Swing in forests
  • Dive in oceans
  • Fly in the air
  • Live in Australia
  • Check your answers

    • Swim in rivers - beavers, otters, hippo, capybara, voles, rats
    • Swing in forests - gibbons, orangutans, monkeys, sloths, tree-kangaroos
    • Dive in oceans - whales, dolphins, seals, dugongs
    • Fly in the air - bats (or gliding animals like flying squirrels and colugos)
    • Live in Australia - kangaroos, wombats, platypus, echidna, koala, dingo, Tasmanian devils

Mammal mimics

Humans are mammals too. Can your class do their best impression of each of these mammals? You can choose to use noises or body actions to mimic the mammal:

  • elephant
  • mouse
  • kangaroo
  • wolf
  • lion
  • armadillo

Riddles

Can you solve the clues and work out which mammal is being described?

'I have two humps on my back, and I live by the sand,
I am strong and can walk very far over the land.'

What mammal am I?

'I am asleep during the day and awake at night,
When I am ready, I open my wings and take flight.'

What mammal am I?

'I am black and white with sharp claws too,
and love to eat lots and lots of bamboo.'

What mammal am I?

Now it’s your turn! Can your class come up with a rhyming riddle about a mammal?

  • Check your answers

    'I have two humps on my back, and I live by the sand,
    I am strong and can walk very far over the land.' - A CAMAL

     

    'I am asleep during the day and awake at night,
    When I am ready, I open my wings and take flight.' - A BAT

     

    'I am black and white with sharp claws too,
    and love to eat lots and lots of bamboo.' - A PANDA

     

About this resource

  • Resource type: video, activity, quiz
  • Theme: Animals including humans