Importance of Soil to Animals



Welcome to class!


In today’s class, we’ll uncover the fascinating role soil plays in the lives of animals! Today, we’re going to dig deep into the earth to understand why soil is so vital for the animals. Are you ready for a journey into the world beneath our feet? Let’s go!

Importance of Soil to Animals

A Home for Many Creatures

A Home for Many Creatures

Did you know that soil is like a bustling city underground? It’s home to countless creatures, from tiny insects to wiggly worms and even burrowing mammals. Let’s find out why they love soil so much!

  1. Earthworms:Earthworms

These slimy but helpful creatures are like the soil’s gardeners. They dig tunnels, allowing air and water to flow through the soil, making it a comfy home for plants and other animals.

  1. Ants: Ants

Ants build their homes underground in soil. They create elaborate tunnels and chambers where they live, work, and store food for their ant families.

      3. Moles: Moles

Moles are expert diggers. They tunnel through the soil in search of earthworms and insects to eat. Soil is their restaurant, grocery store, and home all in one!

Food and Shelter

Food and shelter

Soil is like a buffet for many animals. They find delicious treats like plant roots, fungi, and small insects hiding in the soil. It’s their pantry full of yummy snacks!

Protection and Safety

Animals like to burrow in the soil to hide from predators or escape bad weather. It’s like their secret underground hideout where they can stay safe and warm.

Imagine taking a soil safari. You might discover an ant colony bustling with activity or a hidden tunnel made by a curious mole. Soil is teeming with life if you know where to look!

Today, we’ve learned that soil is like a bustling city full of homes, food, and protection for many animals. From earthworms to ants and moles, they all rely on soil for their survival.


Why is soil essential for animals? Can you think of some ways soil helps animals stay safe and find food? Share your ideas with me in our next class!


Here’s an exciting activity: When you get home, I want you to go outside and dig a small hole in the soil. What creatures can you find? Are there any earthworms, ants, or tiny insects? Observe them carefully and learn about their lives in the soil.

We have come to the end of today’s class. I hope you enjoyed the class!

In the next class, we shall be discussing Soil as surface for human activities

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