Help your students gain experience in sorting and recording with this Animal Classification Center.
In advance, place a variety of small plastic animals in a basket or container and program 5 trays or baskets, each with a label indicating a type of animal. (Amphibians/Reptiles, Birds, Fish, Insects/Bugs, and Mammals.) Try to organize it so that each category will have a different number answer so your students can gain practice in writing a variety of numbers as well.
Place the materials out on a small table along with pencils and copies of the recording sheet and invite your students to get sorting!
It helps to review animal characteristics before opening the center.
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