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The Loch Ness Monster for Children

Updated on August 23, 2017

Nessie the Loch Ness Monster for Kids

Loch Ness Monster for Kids is intended to be a resource for teachers and parents. This is a collection of Nessie stuff just for kids - all in one place. Here you will find related printables, stories, games and activities for home and the classroom.

With help from the Loch Ness Monster kids can improve their reading, writing, math and language skills. Here you'll find the best Nessie-related sites and information for children available on the web. Know of other great sources? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Online Printables, Stories & Activities - Loch Ness monster for children printables & other resources

You'll find hour and hours of Nessie fun at these sites!

Nessiteras Rhombopteryx...

is the scientific name given to the Loch Ness Monster by Sir Peter Scott. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), the term is also an anagram for "Monster Hoax by Sir Peter S."

Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: Tale of Picky Eating - Children's Picture Books on Video

Katrina-Elizabeth hates oatmeal. As she repeatedly tosses her servings overboard to avoid eating them, she is unknowingly causing a small worm to grow substantially as it feasts on her leftovers. The "little worm" follows her to Scotland, all the while growing bigger and bigger. Cute story about a picky eater.

Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating
Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating

Kids will love this story about a picky eater who feeds her oatmeal to the loch ness monster.


Exactly What is Nessie the Loch Ness Monster? - The Debate Continues

Nessie the Loch Ness monster for children
Nessie the Loch Ness monster for children

So you may be wondering, what is Nessie the Loch Ness Monster? Well, no one is really sure. Based on photographs and descriptions from those who claim to have seen it, many people believe it resembles a plesiosaurus - a large marine reptile believed to be extinct for at least 65 million years.

Nessie is reported as having a long neck, snake-like head, and 1-3 humps in its back. Length estimations are anywhere from 30 to 90 feet long. Some have even described Nessie as having flippers, leading more than a few to believe the monster of Loch Ness is either a manatee or a zeuglodon (primitive whale).

Until Nessie is actually proven to exist at all, we can only speculate as to what kind of animal it is. In the meantime, it is referred to as a cryptid. That sounds like a really big, confusing word but the definition is easy. A cryptid is simply an animal that has not yet been proven to exist. And what do we call the study of cryptids? Why, cryptozoology of course!

Photo Credit: geralt_ at Pixabay

The Water Horse:

Legend of the Deep

(Windows CD)

The Water Horse, Legend of the Deep

(Nintendo DS)

Cameron Files:

Secrets At Loch Ness

The First Sighting of Loch Ness Nessie

Scotland's Legendary Lake Monster

The Loch Ness Nessie legend began in 565 A.D. in the Scottish Highlands. It was there, at a freshwater lake called Loch Ness, that Saint Columba was said to have saved a swimmer from the large lake beast. Just as the swimmer was about to be attacked, Columba raised his hand and ordered the beast not to touch the man and to go back to where it had came from. The lake monster sunk back into the water and its would-be-victim swam back to dry land.

There are a number of different versions of that story, and many new stories of Scotland's legendary lake monster continue to develop to this day. Locals and visitors of the loch continue to share their Loch Ness Nessie encounters. Scientists, boat captains, professors and Nessie-hunters have trolled the waters of Loch Ness searching for evidence of the elusive monster. Those who believe the creature is real continue to await the day when Nessie emerges from the water for all to see and put an end to the controversy once and for all.

Loch Ness Monster

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The Water Horse

by Dick King-Smith

The Mystery of the Loch Ness Monster

Little Nessie

by Julia Mowery and Illustrated by Marleen K. Ray

What do you think?

Is Nessie a real living creature or just a mythological creature?

Loch Ness Monster Roller Coaster

The Loch Ness Monster Roller Coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA has been around for 30 years. While it might not be as exciting as seeing the "real thing," this ride has plenty of thrills! Standing at 13 stories high, it boasts speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and riders get to experience a stomach-clenching 114 foot drop. I think Nessie would be proud to have this popular ride named after her (or him, as the case may be)!

Story: Little Toot and the Loch Ness Monster - Shelly Duvall's Bedtime Stories

TV episode based on the book written and illustrated by Hardie Gramatky

Loch Ness Nessie Song - A Song About the Loch Ness Monster

Planning on Visiting Loch Ness? - Loch Ness Monster Sights and Tours

Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre
Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre

If you're planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands to visit Nessie, there are some sights you may want to consider taking in. These include educational and entertaining stops for families with children to learn more about Scotland's favorite monster.

Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre - Visitors explore seven themed areas of the exhibition.

Nessieland - Presentations, Nessie models, and a playground are sure to entertain and educate kids.

- Nessing Hunting Boat Tour Listen to stories about Nessie and even search for her on this family friendly boat tour.

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Great, informative page for kids! Angel blessings :)!

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      Thamisgith 5 years ago

      I grew up just south of Loch Ness. Been there many times, never seen Nessie - but that doesn't mean she doesn't exist of course!