Classifying Vertebrates {Animals} Color by Number

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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Put a fun twist on classifying vertebrates with this color-by-number activity! Use it as a fun way for students to identify and group animals with a backbone! Students will learn about a variety of animals and some common misconceptions they may have about certain groups of animals.

Through research or prior knowledge, students will classify each animal given and use the “color key” and the problem number to color the mystery picture. There are 134 different animals they will have to classify. This assignment can take 1-2 class days to complete. You can also have your students work together to complete this assignment. It’s ideal for SUB PLANS and can be a great start to an animal RESEARCH PROJECT or PRE-ASSESSMENT; as students take a peek at a large variety of animals.

The vertebrates used in this puzzle are:
Shrew, Stinkpot, Hagfish, Naked Mole-Rat, Anaconda, Gila Monster, Blue-Footed Booby, Alpine Newt, Poison Dart Frog, African Pygmy, Vampire Bat, Leopard Gecko, Deep-water Skate, Sea Turtle, Tapir, Orca Whale, American Toad, Blue Jay, Jesus Lizard, Electric Eel, Raccoon, Fossa, Lamprey, Dingo, Caecilian, Bass, Red-eared Slider, Nile Monitor, Water Moccasin, Emu, Chinchilla, Clown Fish, Manta Ray, Marine Iguana, Bald Eagle, Wallaby, Black Mamba, Human, Python, Caribou, Tasmanian Devil, Elephant, Axolotl, Crow, Coral Snake, Puffin, Crane, Nurse Shark, Catfish, Beaver, Chameleon, Merlin, Emperor Newt, Salmon, Lookdown, Walrus, Stork, Hedgehog, Gharial, Giraffe, Siren, Cardinal, Brown Kiwi, Sloth, Jack Rabbit, Snapping Turtle, Armadillo, Lion, Great-White Shark, Flamingo, Badger, Ostrich, Chinese Giant Salamander, Galapagos Tortoise, Sea Otter, Puffer Fish, Parrot Fish, Boa Constrictor, Duck-billed Platypus, Leopard Seal, Kakapo, Shoebill, American Alligator, Toucan, Wild Boar, Buzzard, Goblin Shark, Tuatara, Fire-bellied Toad, Mandarin Duck, Thorny Devil Lizard, Polar Bear, Kingfisher, Stone Fish, Nile Crocodile, Sea Dragon, King Penguin, Red-spotted Newt, Green Tree Frog, Boobook, Humpback Whale, Brown Pelican, Hippopotamus, Snowy Egret, Barracuda, Angler Fish, Woodpecker, Snowy Owl, Whale Shark, Road Runner, Bullfrog, Hummingbird, Flying Lizard, Scarlet Macaw, Flatfish, Royal Flycatcher, Zebra, Peregrine Falcon, Numbat, Turkey, Koala Bear, Tawny Frogmouth, Chinese, Alligator, Mockingbird, Giant Grouper, Leopard Frog, Angel Fish, Grey Squirrel, Perch, Skink, Pterois, Squirrel Monkey, King Cobra, Box Turtle

Also Featured
✰A smaller puzzle featuring only 25 animals
✰2 differentiated Exit Tickets (with answer keys)
✰A sort picturing 24 different animals (with answer key)
✰Teacher Instructions Page

TEKS Being Taught
4.10(A), 5.10(A), 6.12(C)(D), 7.11(A), 7.12(C)

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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