Forest Matching Cards – Free Nature Printable

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You are invited to download the forest picture cards for matching with  24 elements of the forest and 24 (x2) corresponding shadow cards– learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children.

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Here is what’s included:

  • labeled picture cards with forest elements (true-to-life images) x 24
  • corresponding shadow cards x 24
  • corresponding shadow cards x 24 (small images)

Use this resource with true-to-life images to create hands-on summer and fall activities for your students. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to explore the forest biome and trees in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.

Forest Matching Cards Montessori Nature Free Printable pin

Print on card stock and laminate for longer use. After cutting cards, write numbers on the flip side back of each pair – one number for each pair. Place the color cards in a row. Invite the child to match shadow cards to the corresponding color version. There are two types of shadow cards included. One set can be used with a magnifying glass to have an additional challenge to the activity.

After the child completed the task, invite him or her to flip the cards and self-check. The numbers of each pair have to match.

Young children can be encouraged to match the color cards when printed twice and draw the forest elements they observed or collected on their nature walk.

Older children might be inspired to research and create their own books about trees and plants that grow in your region.

Forest Matching Cards Montessori Nature Free Printable pin

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Deciduous Forest Biome Characteristics, Animal and Plant Adaptations

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The Deciduous Forest Biome is a learning set containing 3-part cards, description cards, information posters, and research worksheets for students to learn about the temperate deciduous biome. Students will learn about the main characteristics of this ecosystem, and animal and plant adaptations.

The printable features photographs.

 The Deciduous Forest Biome printable includes:

  • Information cards:  The deciduous forest; Where in the world are the temperate deciduous forests located (map); Layers of the deciduous forest; Regions of the temperate deciduous forest
  • 3-part cards: 12 Animals of the deciduous forest, 6 Plants of temperate deciduous forest,
  • Reading practice: Characteristics of the deciduous forest biome, Animal and plant adaptations;
  • Sorting cards: Animals and plants of the deciduous forest;
  • Matching cards and Poster: 12 types of deciduous trees – identification cards;
  • The deciduous forest biome student worksheets;
  • 38 pages
  • The printable is suitable for children aged 3-8.

This printable is included in the Nature Curriculum in Cards Series Bundle.

You can purchase this printable here or find it on Teachers Pay Teachers

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood teacher, the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 11 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Learn more here. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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