I was very excited about this project before I had my baby and was able to start it with my kindergarten classes right before I left. (This is where I got the idea.) I was delighted to come back to school and see them all finished!
They spent a lot of time in their classroom learning about animals native to Utah. They talked about what kind of habitats they have and then made this great poster/mural to go behind all the animals and put them into their habitats.
Another thing that I love about this teacher is she always incorporates writing into their projects somehow. She let the students write the names of the animals for the label cards.