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You are invited to download this continent printable with clear images of animals for preschool and kindergarten students. Children of the 3-5 age group go through a sensitive period of interest that sparks a desire to learn about living creatures and animals often become the center of their fascination.
Here is what’s included
- Continent map x 7 with labels
- Continent map x 7 with labels and black and white animal images for matching
- Animal round cards (5 per continent) x 35
- PowerPoint file with editable labels for use in a different language
This printable is designed to go along with the Safari TOOB toys. You can find packs with figurines included in the printable here.
Younger children can be invited to sort and match animals using continent rounds with black and white images. Print on cardstock, and cut the round mats and animals. Laminate if desired.
Alternatively, print color pages for sorting. After cutting (and laminating) mark the flip side of each animal card with the corresponding color using stickers, pencils, or permanent markers for self-check. After sorting animals into the continents, children can flip all animal cards and self-correct if needed.
For smaller size cards, check the ‘print 2 pages per sheet’ option.
Gather world continent maps and print them on A3 paper if you can. Invite the children to sort toy animals or cards into continents they belong.
PowerPoint file contains all the same resources as the main file. The difference is that you can edit all continent and animal labels if you wish to change the font or translate it into a different language.
Don’t forget to gather animal figurines to create fun hands-on picture-to-image matching activity for your students.
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