Animal Classification Sorting Worksheets Task Cards and Center Activities

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Learning Objective

Students will use animal theme activities to sort by syllables, classify how they move, and the different animal classifications to help teachers integrate ELA and Science.


Make teaching animal classification and animal habitats fun with these DIGITAL and PRINTABLE worksheets, task cards, and teaching posters. This set includes low-prep classifying animals and habitat centers and worksheets for classifying land and water animals, how animals move, features and adaptations, and by counting syllables. Quick and easy setup make these activities perfect for centers or substitute days, too!

Students will learn about six different animal classifications: birds, fish, amphibians, insects, mammals, and reptiles, animal habitats, and special adaptations (scales, feathers, beaks, tails, etc.) These printable worksheets, posters, and task cards are great supplemental activities to help students better understand how animals are classified and by the habitats they live in and provide you with cross-curricular literacy and science activities.


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This Animal Classification Set Includes:

  • 10 Animal Classification Sort Worksheets
  • 10 Teacher Answer Keys
  • Amphibian {5 X 7} Illustrated Animal Classification Card
  • Spider {5 X 7} Illustrated Animal Classification Card
  • Bird {5 X 7} Illustrated Animal Classification Card
  • Fish {5 X 7} Illustrated Animal Classification Card
  • Insect {5 X 7} Illustrated Animal Classification Card
  • Mammal {5 X 7} Illustrated Animal Classification Card
  • Reptile {5 X 7} Illustrated Animal Classification Card
  • 51 DIGITAL and PRINTABLE Animal Classification Task Cards
  • Animal Classification Task Cards Cover Page

Objectives Covered in this Packet Include:

  • Learn the different classifications of animals
  • Sort animals by adaptations
  • Sort animal names by syllables
  • Become familiar with the different types of animals in the world
  • Learn to read animal words
  • Practice sorting animals into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I love the cross-curricula standards this hits: sorting/classifying, living things. The cut and paste sorts and clip card clip art are adorable and will be a hit with my kinders!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Great options for sorting and classifying!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Great resource for my animal unit."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fun addition to animal study!"

Prep is quick and easy... Just print the student pages, posters, task cards, laminate, and you're ready for a fun and engaging class!

Supports (NGSS): Next Generation Science Standards




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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


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