Arts & Crafts

Understanding and Categorizing Animals

Understanding and Categorizing Animals
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This is a group activity where kids categorize and sort animals onto a self made craft board.

Time
30 minutes
Ages
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 4 Styrofoam sheets
  • Watercolor paint
  • Pens
  • Animals made of plastic or rubbers

Steps

  1. Separate children into a two groups.
  2. Give each group a category of animals, one Styrofoam sheet and a pen.
  3. One group can take land animals and the other can take water animals.
  4. Draw a line to divide the Styrofoam into two parts. Color one side with green water color paint or green pen. The other side should be colored blue.
  5. Ask the children to choose the animals which live in water and place them in the area which was colored with blue.
  6. Ask the children to choose the animals which live on land and place them in the area which was colored with green.
  7. Encourage discussion
  8. Repeat the same activity with different categories such as wild and tamed animals, warm blooded and cold blooded animals etc as shown in the picture.

Original Source

Creaa Academy

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