African Animal Photo Puzzles

Grade Levels
PreK - 6th
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You will find 28 amazing, African animal photographic puzzles in this file to accompany your unit on African savannah habitat, Jungle/Safari animals, zoo animals, or finding kosher animals. You will have the 8.5X11 "posters" of the animals for books and instruction, as well the 8.5X11 puzzles (12 pieces each) that you can cut apart and reassemble.

Animals Included in Product:

Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Crocodile, Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Orangutan, Porcupine, Tortoise, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Elephant, Meerkat, Warthog, African Water Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Impala, Oryx, Zebra, Ostrich, Masked Lovebird Parrot, Black-footed Penguin, Pelican, Flamingo, and Vulture

How to use:

  • Use the puzzles in Centers
  • Use the puzzles for Team Building Skills (race to finish the puzzle)
  • Use the high quality 8.5X11 posters for Classroom Books
  • Use photos for language and vocabulary development (naming animals, habitat, characteristics, body parts)
  • Develop visual and analytical Skills while doing puzzles
  • Use photos in a Floor-Size Memory Game with two copies of each, or Naming Animals in the game Around the World (just cover the names with a sticky)

Each magnificent page is labeled with the animal name in the corner. The puzzles have straight, dashed lines to show you where to cut them into 12 separate puzzle pieces. Each animal comes with a black and white (grey) 8.5X11 page to print as a guiding mat for your young students as they complete the puzzles, and a full-colored 8.5X11 page of each animal that you can print and put in a file folder with the puzzle pieces or bind to make a class book.

NOTE- The photos have a colored border around them because there was no way to totally make all the photos have the same size and same proportions unless I cropped parts of the animal out; and I didn't want to crop off body parts. I want children to see the whole animal - head, body, feet, tail, etc... when possible. So the colored borders fill in the empty space and make all photos 8.5X11.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships. Emphasis is on explanations of the evolutionary relationships among organisms in terms of similarity or differences of the gross appearance of anatomical structures.
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.


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