This 24 page document contains: 90 animal cards, 90 word cards, and 8 sorting mats. These cards are versatile and can be used in many ways. They can be used to teach science concepts including animal coverings (scales, feathers, fur), habitats (arctic, desert, forest, wetland, savannah, ocean), the ways animals move (fly, walk/run, swim), or classifying by number of legs.
These cards could also be used to teach reading skills (beginning, ending sounds, number of syllables) or matching the word to the picture. They are also great to use with ELL, ESL, or special need students to build vocabulary.
They could also be used as a matching game to play during recess or when students are done with work and need something to do.