This is a visual discrimination science center activity where students match the fur to the animal using high quality real photos. These puzzles promote attention to detail, identifying comparing and contrasting real animals, and exploring parts of different animals - all great things for our budding scientists.
Each puzzle pair is uniquely cut so that the student can use during independent use. It can also be used in a large group by giving each student one puzzle piece and they have to find a friend that has the match.
Animals include: an elephant, tiger, peacock, zebra, cheetah, tortoise, giraffe, crocodile, gorilla, snake, tarantula spider, frog, flamingo, toucan bird, and a brown bear.
This is a great activity to supplement zoo themed lesson.
Use in: Large group | Small Group | Independent Use | Science Center | Early finishers.
What makes it extra special?
- I use real photographs
- The puzzles are easy to cut for teachers :)
How you can use this resource:
- Stock them in your science or math centers for independent use
- Use them in large group time by giving each student one puzzle piece and instruct them to find a friend that has the matching piece
Tip: Don’t cut the middle section of each set until AFTER laminating. It is harder for students to put the pieces together if the middle section has a laminated margin
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Skills developed in this resource:
I designed this game to align to the Preschool Foundational and Kindergarten Readiness Standards used in my state, which are:
Students will gain an understanding of life science through studying the nature of living things
1. Actively explore living things.
2. Collect information about living things.
3. Explore the parts of different animals (e.g., skin, fur, feathers, scales)
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