Animals Around Us
You will learn about
* Animals and their homes
* Domestic and wild animals
* Young ones of animals
Domestic Animals - Farm Animals
Chicku and Ticku are two little sparrows. One day..........
Chicku was very excited. She flew from the nest on a journey into the world of animals.
Animals are of different kinds. Some live with us in our farms and homes (domestic animals), some live in the forest (wild animals) and some in water.
Observe the farmer‛s house. What animals do you see?
Answer: Horse, Cow, Dog, Ox, Goat, Rooster, Calf, Crow
These animals are found in and around our homes. We take care of them and they help us in various ways. Such animals are called domestic animals.
Some domestic animals help us in our farm work. They are called farm animals.
Chicku saw the farm and the farm animals. She introduced herself and spoke to the animals.
“I am a sparrow. My name is Chicku”.
Ox: “Hello Chicku! I help to plough the farm”.
Cow: “I give milk and my dung is used as manure and fuel. The farmer provides us a home called a shed. My young one is called a calf”.
“Hello Chicku! I am a horse. People use me to pull carts and for riding. They take care of me. My home is called a stable. This is my young one – a foal.
Do you know? I can sleep both lying down and standing up”.
“Hello Chicku! I am a donkey. I am grey in colour. People use me to carry loads. This is my young one - a foal. My home is a stable”.
Connect the animals to their homes and young ones by drawing lines.
Domestic Animals - Animals that give us.........
Some domestic animals give us food items like milk, eggs, meat and honey; some give us wool and leather.
“Hello Chicku! I am a goat. This is my young one-a kid. My home is a shed. People rear us for our milk and meat. They take us to graze”.
“Hello Chicku! I am a sheep.
My home is a shed.
My young one is a lamb.
I give wool. People use wool to make sweaters, gloves and shawls. It keeps them warm”.
“Hello Chicku! We are honey bees.
Our home is a beehive.
We live together in large numbers. We make honey from flowers”.
“Hello Chicku, I am a hen.
My home is called a coop. My young one is a chick. We are reared for our eggs and meat. Turkeys and ducks are also reared for their eggs and meat”.
Chicku said, “I feel happy to have met all of you.
Thank you and goodbye”. She flew away.
Name the young ones.
(Calf, Chick, Kid)
Domestic Animals - Pet Animals
Some domestic animals live with us and share our lives. They are called pet animals.
On the way to the forest, Chicku saw Surabhi and Semmalar with their pet animals.
Surabhi: “This is my cat and these are her kittens. They live in our home”.
Semmalar : “This is my dog and this is its puppy. I keep them in a kennel in my house”.
Semmalar : “I love my pets very much. I feed them and play with them. They love me too. My dogs wag their tails when they see me. I take them to the doctor to keep them healthy”.
Do you have pet animals? Talk about them with your teacher / friends.
Kinds of pet animals Dog
Their names Bittu
Food that you give them Milk, Some dog foods
The way you take care of them I take them to the doctor to keep them healthy.
Fill in the blanks.
Sankar has two cats and three dogs.
So Sankar has five pets in all.
Chicku then entered a forest.
The forest is the home of wild animals.
“I am Chicku, a sparrow. May I know about you?”
“Hello Chicku! I am an elephant. I love to play in the water. This is my young one, a calf”.
The elephant has a long trunk and big ears. Some elephants have tusks. Tusks are a different form of teeth.
“Oh, what is this sound? It makes me afraid”.
“It is the roar of the lion. The lion‛s home is called a den. Male lions have a mane”.
“Lions and tigers live in the forest. Their young ones are called cubs”.
“The tiger‛s home is called a lair. Tigers have black stripes on their body. Some tigers are white in colour”.
Chicku thanked the elephant and flew out of the forest.
Choose the right word and fill in the blanks.
a. Elephants have a trunk.(stripe / trunk)
b. Tusks are modified form of teeth. (Tusks / Trunks)
c. They have small eyes and large ears. (small / large)
On the way back to her nest, Chicku saw a pond and some water animals in and around it.
Chicku saw some fish, frogs, a turtle, crabs and a crane. Frog, crab and turtle live both on land and in water.
Do you know? The young one of a fish is called a fingerling and the young one of a frog is a tadpole.
Birds and Nests
Chicku also saw some birds and their nests.
Each bird‛s nest looks different. Birds use sticks, thorns, cotton and fibre to build their nests. Some birds such as the woodpecker, owl and parrot live in the holes in the tree trunks called hollows.
The cuckoo does not build a nest. It lays its eggs in the nests of other birds.
Chicku reached home. Ticku and mother were happy to see Chicku.
Chicku spoke about her experiences in the animal world.
Select the odd one and put a cross (✔) mark in the box.