- All About Turtles by Jim Arnosky
- Mossy by Jan Brett
- Turtle Splash! by Cathryn Falwell
- One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies
- Sea Turtles by Gail Gibbons
- Song of the Wild by Nicola Daviess (Sea Turtle poem, pages 66-67)
- Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman (Turtles, page 153)
- Frogs, Toad, and Turtles Take-Along Guide
- Reptiles and Amphibians Golden Exploring Earth Guide
I also love the Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians (Eastern & Central)
- Parts of a Turtle poster (Mirus Toys)
- Parts of a Turtle 3-Part Cards (FREE from The Helpful Garden)
- Turtle Life Cycle 3-Part Cards (Montessori Soul)
- Turtle Life Cycle Poster* (Welcome to Mommyhood)
* I got this pack as a part of a bundle. There are other great free printable versions out there like this one.
- One topic that my son enjoyed was understanding the different types of turtles — like why sea turtles are not the same as the turtles we see in our woods!
- I said this on my Instagram but I had the idea to do a Mossy art creation (either using one of our turtle shells or a giant rock, decorating it with flowers), but neither of my kids wanted to do it. So now my hope is someone else out there will do it with their kids. Please!
Also: yes, those are real turtle shells! The big one my husband found for me and it’s one of my favorite nature treasures!