Teaching Tools about Tigers and Forests

Use this toolkit to explore, analyze, and discuss the importance of forests and tigers, and what we can do to protect them. These resources are geared towards students in grades 3-5 and can be used in any learning environment.

Background Resources for Educators

This resource guide and interactive classroom presentation are designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about tigers and their habitats - fun tiger facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help tigers and the forests where they live, and what kids can do.

  • Educator's Resource Guide

    Educator's Resource Guide

  • Tiger Classroom Presentation

    Tiger Classroom Presentation

Learning Activities

  • STEM

    The Missing Piece

    This inquiry-based engineering challenge will teach students about the interconnectivity of ecosystems by modeling the impact on forests when their top predator is missing.

  • Language Arts

    Do the "Write" Thing for Tigers!

    Students will compose a persuasive letter explaining why it’s important to protect tigers based on what they’ve learned about the big cats and the threats they face.

  • Trees and Tigers

    Using a discovery and data collection exercise, students uncover the immense number of products humans use that come from the forest.

  • Arts Education

    I'm Proud of My Stripes

    Students can celebrate their artistic and creative individuality by designing their own unique tiger mask while learning about tiger’s physical characteristics.

  • Physical Education

    Deforestation Musical Chairs

    This tiger-themed twist on a classic game will allow students to understand how poorly managed or illegal deforestation affects tigers around the world.

  • Language Arts

    A Look Through a Tiger's Eyes

    After learning about daily habits and survival strategies of tigers, students will use creative writing skills to compose a journal entry from the point of view of a tiger.

  • Reading

    Uporny's Story

    This colorfully illustrated comic, readers follow the journey of Uporny—a rescued and released tiger—as he faces the challenges of life in the wild.

A Tiger's Tale: A Biodiversity Trivia Game

We collaborated with WeAreTeachers to create a lesson plan and trivia game about wild tigers and their vital role in protecting biodiversity. Learners can use the tiger toolkit classroom presentation (located above) to research all about tigers and then test their new knowledge with the PowerPoint slide trivia game and coordinating worksheets. Trivia game art by Tim Haggerty for WeAreTeachers.

  • A Tiger's Tale Trivia Game

    A Tiger's Tale Trivia Game

  • A Tiger's Tale Lesson Plan

    A Tiger's Tale Lesson Plan


  • Tiger Species Card

    Tiger Species Card

  • Tiger Posters (8.5x11)

    Tiger Posters (8.5x11)

  • Tiger Posters (11x17)

    Tiger Posters (11x17)

  • Tiger Word Puzzle

    Tiger Word Puzzle

  • Identifying Tiger Stripes

    Identifying Tiger Stripes

  • ‘My Tiger Encounter’ Mad Libs

    ‘My Tiger Encounter’ Mad Libs

  • Tiger Range Maze

    Tiger Range Maze

  • Tiger Seek and Find

    Tiger Seek and Find

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Certificate of Achievement

Tiger and Forest Video Playlist

We've compiled the following playlist of tiger and forest-related videos to compliment the activities within the Tiger Toolkit. For more educational videos and Q&A sessions with our experts, subscribe to WWF's Wild Classroom YouTube channel.

Test Your Knowledge

Check out Wild Classroom's All About Tigers quiz and Forests collection on Kahoot! Academy.