Arctic Story Puzzles

Life in the icy Arctic isn't so hard if you're prepared! Polar bears have two layers of fur that keep them warm. And many people find ways to live there.

But the world's climate is slowly warming , causing the sea ice that surrounds the Arctic to melt. This creates challenges for animals that call the Arctic home.

Solve these story puzzles to find out more about life in the Arctic!

What To Do

  1. Select a story puzzle.
  2. Download the pdf and print it.
  3. Cut out the pictures.
  4. Arrange the pictures in the right order.
  5. When you're happy with the order, tape them together on the backside.
  6. Color the pictures!


Polar Bears Weather the Winter

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This female polar bear is coming out of her snowy den at springtime. During the cold Arctic winter, she and her cubs stay under the snow to be warm and safe.

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Polar Bears Need Ice to Survive

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This polar bear is trying to break into a den of seals hidden beneath the snow. Polar bears eat seals to survive. Because global warming is melting snow and ice in the Arctic, there is less of it for seals—and polar bears—to call home.

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An Inuit Man Sees Changes

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Native dwellers of the Arctic are called the Inuit people. This Inuit man fishes in the icy sea like his ancestors did long ago. Every year he sees changes in his environment that are caused by global warming.

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Image Credits:

Illustrations by Eric Hamilton, © AMNH.