teaching resource

Movement of Animals Sorting Activity

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    Updated:  01 Mar 2024

Classify animals based on their movement methods with a picture-sorting game.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  9 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 1

teaching resource

Movement of Animals Sorting Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  01 Mar 2024

Classify animals based on their movement methods with a picture-sorting game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  9 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 1

Classify animals based on their movement methods with a picture-sorting game.

How Do Animals Move? Animal Classification Sort

Spark discussion among your students about how animals move with vivid animal pictures and sorting cards.

The resource includes:

  • 24 picture cards, each with a photograph of an animal moving in a particular way
  • Six category cards: Hop, Climb, Swim, Fly, Slither and Walk

Students classify the animals according to how they are moving in the picture. (However, a rich discussion could also revolve around the fact that some animals can do more than one of those movements, e.g., a cheetah can swim and walk/run.)

Explore the Animal Kingdom With Animal Classification Activities

As students classify how each animal moves, ask them to consider how shape or size affects how living things move. Encourage students to think about how the shape/size of an animal’s body parts might determine the speed or distance it can travel.

Download Your Animal Classification Activity

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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