Sorting animals is a great way for students to learn about animals, develop vocabulary, and focus on our common core standards.
These standards are focused on through this activity:
L.K.5a Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
K.L.1.2 Compare characteristics of living and nonliving things
2 sorting boards (ocean and non-ocean)
9 ocean animal cards
8 non-ocean animal cards
1 worksheet where children cut and glue animal pictures to sort
1 worksheet where children write the animal's name to sort
Answer Keys for both worksheets