Stay quiet and listen, some late night. Do you hear it? The cry of a wolf! Learn more about real wolves...and made-up wolves, too.
Wolf Olympics: Download Here!
Download the complete WOLF OLYMPICS here, or do each activity below.
Can You Run Like a Wolf?
FACT: Wolves spend up to 10 hours a day looking for food, often running.
I can run ___ minutes in place without stopping.
FACT: Wolves often travel at 5 miles an hour, but can reach speeds of 40 miles per hour.
I can sprint 10 feet in ___ seconds.
Are You As Big as a Wolf?
FACT: Male gray wolves are the largest wolves, growing up to 32 inches tall and 5 feet long on average. Plus, their tails are typically another 1.5 feet!
I am ___ feet tall standing up.
I am ___ feet tall lying on the ground with my fingers stretched up and my toes pointed.
FACT: Wolf tracks are about 5 inches long by 4 inches wide, much larger than coyote or domestic dog tracks.
My hand is ___ inches long.
My hand ___ inches wide with my fingers splayed.
Are You As Hungry As a Wolf?
FACT: A hungry gray wolf may eat 20 pounds of meat in one sitting. That's an average of 9 pepperoni pizza slices.
I can eat ___ slices of pizza.
FACT: Wolf packs usually hunt within a territory, which can range from 50 square miles to over 1,000 square miles.
My kitchen is ___ feet away from where I sleep.
My favorite restaurant is ___ miles away from home.
Can You Hear Like a Wolf?
FACT: Wolves have large ears that allow them to hear pack members howling from as far away as 10 miles.
I can hear a watch ticking (or someone else snapping their fingers) from ___ inches away.
BONUS Wolf Facts!
- Gray wolves are the largest living wild canine species.
- Wolves howl to solidify pack bonds and warn other wolf packs to stay away -- but despite popular belief, wolves do NOT howl at the moon.
- Baby wolves weight about 1 pound when they are born.
Kids Read Curious Detective: Cry Wolf!
Are you a "just the facts" Curious Detective reader? This list is for you!
Kids Read Connector: Cry Wolf!
If your favorite books follow realistic characters and stories, you are a Connector, and this list connects Connectors and wolves!
Kids Read Magic, Dragons, & Swords: Cry Wolf!
The books you like to read have one or all of the following: MAGIC, DRAGONS, & SWORDS - and you are exactly that: a Magic, Dragons, and Swords reader! This list features wolves in fantasy stories and realms.
Kids Read Class Clown: Cry Wolf!
Where is the funny? That's where you want to be, if you're a Class Clown reader! Laugh a lot and learn about wolves with these books.
Kids Read Adventure Time: Cry Wolf!
Fast adventures and wolves are perfect for each other! Adventure Time readers will love this list of books that have both.
Kids Read Serial Reader: Cry Wolf!
You are a Serial Reader if you love staying with the same characters and settings in the same series of books. Get to know some great series that are related to wolves with this list!
Kids Read Cry Wolf: Spanish Collection
These books about wolves are in Spanish!
There are so many books about animals available for checkout (with no waiting) on Hoopla!
Start with this book about Baby Wolves and check their catalog for more.
eLibrary: More Wolves!
Did you know that you can search for interesting information with the database eLibrary?
Try searching for “wolves” or other favorite animals to find out more about things you love!
Sound & Video Libraries
Listen to (and watch) actual wolves in this collection of wolf cries and videos!