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In this post, you will find a round-up with free and paid Montessori and educational printables that feature animals. The diversity of the animal kingdom presents a vast scope of learning opportunities to teach all the important skills to preschool and kindergarten students while they discover all the amazing facts and gain knowledge about animals.
FREE Animal Kingdom Pack
Free Ocean Animals Printable Mazes for Kids
Mammal Activities for Tots and Preschoolers with Free Printables
Vocabulary Cards With Animals - Montessori Nature Printables
Farm Animals, Big Animals, Small Animals, Baby Animals, Sea Animals, and Birds. Each set has two versions – with labels and without labels. You can use Vocabulary Animals Set Of Cards for match-up game, memory game and for learning new vocabulary with children and ESL students.
Birds Preschool Pack - Montessori Nature Printables
These engaging learning activities for Pre-K and Preschool students were designed to help broaden children’s vocabulary, improve fine motor skills, and the ability to discriminate according to different characteristics, like color and size. The pack would be a helpful addition to the Spring and Summer activities and when studying vertebrates and birds.
Animals of the Seven Continents - Nomenclature and Information Cards - Montessori Nature Printables
Please, note that this is a Bundle of the seven printables which are also available individually. Common mammals, birds, and arthropods found across all seven continents – 3 Part Montessori Nomenclature Cards and Information Cards
Insects and Crawling Creatures Preschool Pack - Montessori Nature Printables
Insects and Crawling Creatures learning activity pack for preschool children aged 3-6. The invertebrate animals-themed activity pack contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children.
Rain Forest Animals - Object to Picture Matching Activity with Safari Toob
Three-part cards with 11 images for the object to photo-matching activity. The printable features clear real-life photographs.
Includes a set of Rain Forest Animals (South America) vocabulary cards – blue-and-yellow macaw, jaguar, iguana, tapir, red-eyed tree frog, poison dart frog, emerald tree boa, caiman, anteater, toco toucan, spider monkey.
Honey Bee Life Cycle - Nature Curriculum in Cards
Two sets of Honey Bee Life Cycle activities with student worksheets and Honey Bee 3-part Cards
Animals Of The Continents Bingo - Montessori Nature Printables
I decided to make this bingo game printable when I noticed how much children ages 3-6 enjoyed playing bingo with their classmates in my classroom. I picked the most known animals of the seven continents in this one fun game. All images of animals are very clear on the white background.
Handwriting Practice for Children Montessori Classroom Parts of Animals Nomenclature Set
Animal Coverings - Nature Curriculum in Cards
Animal Tracks Printable - Nature Curriculum in Cards
Five Classes of Vertebrates Sorting Cards - Nature Curriculum in Cards
Vertebrates and Invertebrates Sorting Cards - Nature Curriculum in Cards
Main Characteristics of the Vertebrates - Nature Curriculum in Cards
Six Main Classes of Invertebrates - Nature Curriculum in Cards
Vertebrate Characteristics Preschool Posters and Sorting Cards
Farm Babies Safari Toob 3 Part Cards Editable
Animals That Help Humans Survive
River Safari Toob Cards - Object to Picture Matching Activity
Animals of North America Safari Toob 3 - Part Cards - Editable
Animals of Australia Safari Toob 3 - Part Cards - Editable
Wildlife of Europe | Montessori Inspired 3-Part Cards
Baby Animals - Safari Toob 3 Part Cards - Editable
Animals of the Ocean | Nature Curriculum in Cards
Wild Animals Preschool Pack - "I am a Zoologist"
Wetland Animals - Safari Toob 3 Part Cards - Editable
Ocean Animals Vocabulary 3 Part Cards
Animals of the Arctic and Antarctica 3 Part Cards Sorting Cards Poster
Affectionate Animals Toddler Picture Cards Matching Activities - Editable
River Animals Vocabulary 3 Part Cards
South African Animals Safari Toob 3 Part Cards Editable
Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Life Cycles: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids' Vocabularies (Scholastic Science Vocabulary Readers) by Elizabeth Bennett (2013-05-03)
Boost students' nonfiction skills AND their vocabularies with these super-engaging readers packed with fascinating facts and eye-popping photos! The books include a table of contents, four short chapters, diagrams, maps, captions, a glossary, comprehension questions, and more.
Cutest Animals on the Planet (National Geographic)
Whether you like mammals, aquatic creatures, insects, birds, amphibians, or reptiles, this browsable book contains kids' favorite animals that would ALL be contenders for the grand prize in a cute competition. Big photos pair with upbeat descriptions that highlight each critter's crazy cool skills and unique behaviors. This adorable book showcases popular animals such as hedgehogs and pandas as well as unusual species such as tapirs, kakapos, and pangolins. Special features include a head-to-head cute-off, sure to keep readers amused and informed. Perfect for curious tweens, animal lovers, and future veterinarians alike.
My First Library : Boxset of 10 Board Books for Kids
The amazing boxset contains a set of 10 well-researched board books to introduce wide range of learning topics and everyday objects to the little scholars. Vibrant pictures and accurate word labels encourages the child to build a robust vocabulary in a very short time. The attractive and sturdy gift box sets are the perfect gifts for toddlers. The topics included in the set are - ABC, Numbers, Shapes, Colours, Wild Animals, Farm Animals & Pets, Birds, Fruits, Vegetables, Transport.
Peak into the animal kingdom through simple text and 3D rendered images!
An animal encyclopedia bursting with exciting facts and information about animals around the world! Learn about the tiniest crustaceans to the mightiest mammals in stunning detail, from invertebrates, birds, fish and mammals to reptiles and amphibians.
Animal Atlas (Where on Earth?)
This stunning new atlas is your first-class pass on a world tour of the homes of Earth's most incredible animals.
The latest exciting title in DK's popular Where on Earth? series maps out the habitats of the world's mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and more. Whether it's plotting the range of a lion, following the flight paths of birds, tracking great white sharks in the oceans, or exploring the migration of the monarch butterfly, you will see exactly where and how more than 100 extraordinary animal species live.
Biomes: Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Environmental Science Activities for Kids (Build It Yourself)
What’s the difference between a desert and a rain forest? A tundra and a coniferous forest? These are all examples of biomes, and they are all home to plants and animals that are uniquely adapted to live in those environments!
In Biomes: Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Science Activities for Kids, middle school kids journey across the planet and visit the world’s nine terrestrial and aquatic biomes to learn about the distinctive climates, geologies, resources, and organisms that can be found there. Kids will wander through forests, sizzle in deserts, shiver in the tundra, slog through marshy waters, and plunge beneath the seas to explore coral reefs.
Animal Groups: Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids' Vocabularies: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Insects (Science Vocabulary Readers) (2010-05-03)
Boost students' nonfiction skills AND their vocabularies with these super-engaging readers packed with fascinating facts and fantastic photos! The books include a table of contents, three short chapters, diagrams, captions, a glossary, comprehension questions, and more. Includes: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Insects
Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures (National Geographic Kids)
Each animal is showcased in an original poem by Levy, whose clever, quirky verse and exuberant wordplay will delight readers young and old. The photos are part of Sartore’s mission to photograph all the animal species in human care, with special attention given to rare and endangered species.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids - Animal Sound Storybook Treasury 39-Button Sound Book - PI Kids
Explore animals from Alligator to Zebra and many in between! Children will love the detailed photos and fascinating facts about animal characteristics and habits. Press 39 interactive buttons to hear real animal sounds while you read and learn!
Nature's Treasures: Tales Of More Than 100 Extraordinary Objects From Nature (DK Treasures)
The wonderful and mysterious natural world is yours to explore!
From a fragile and beautiful bird egg to a glittering meteorite from space, discover more than 100 intriguing natural objects with fascinating tales to tell in this beautifully illustrated wildlife book for children.
The One Year Devos for Animal Lovers: Cool Things Animals Show Us About Our Creator
Dandi Daley Mackall is an avid animal lover and best-selling writer of many animal books (including Winnie the Horse Gentler and Starlight Animal Rescue); she clearly has a gift for sharing animal stories in a unique and interesting style. Her gift comes through once again in this One Year devotion that uses animals to point to spiritual truths.
Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition)
An A-Z of the fiercest, friendliest and fastest animals in the world
From aadvarks to zebras, there are billions of animals around the world. Bring your child face to face with the best of them.
They'll meet the deadliest, largest, friendliest, fastest and downright strangest animals known to man, and discover what they look like, where they live, what they do, what they eat and what life is like for their young. There are thousands of facts to find, maps, fantastic photographs and a 'tree of life' that shows you how animals are related to each other - including us!
BEST LEARNING Book Reader Animal Kingdom - Educational Talking Sound Toy to Learn About Animals with Quiz Games for Kids Ages 3 to 8 Years Old
Creative Child Preferred Choice Award Winner 2019! An interactive book reader for children to teach 12 animals about their appearance, behaviors, habitats and much more!
The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids: 500 Wild Facts! (Fascinating Facts)
Frogs and foxes, scorpions and sharks―The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids has it all! This animal encyclopedia includes 500 amazing animal facts that offer hours of engaging learning. Alongside full-color pictures on every page, you’ll find weird and wonderful details about Magnificent Mammals, Creepy Crawlies, Amazing Amphibians, Feathered Friends, and more. This standout among animal books for kids is ideal for any boy or girl who is wild about animals!
National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia 2nd edition: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!
Discover the thousands of animals that call Earth home in this new edition of National Geographic's best-selling Animal Encyclopedia.
Updated and reviewed by experts in the field for the most accurate, up-to-date information, this comprehensive reference book features 2,500 species, 1,000 stunning photos, and more than a dozen engaging maps. Jam-packed with fun facts--such as the world's tallest animal, the longest living animal on Earth, and even the smelliest--it also contains new, exclusive "From the Field" reports highlighting National Geographic explorers working around the world to study and protect every kind of animal, from giraffes to penguins and sharks to snails.
Animal Atlas for Kids: A Visual Journey of Wildlife from Around the World
Spark children’s curiosity and imagination with a whole world of amazing animals! This animal atlas introduces kids to more than 180 animals from all over the globe. They’ll explore colorful maps of every continent and ocean and learn all about the creatures that live there. From the smallest insects to the biggest whales, kids can meet each one up close with photos and find out fun facts about their natural environment.
The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth
If you’re wild about animals, this visual encyclopedia for kids is the ultimate page-turner, bringing our planet’s creatures together in spectacular style.
This inspiring children’s reference guide welcomes you to the animal kingdom where you can meet more than 1,500 species, ranging from ants to zebras and everything in between. Stunning pictures bring you face to face with giant predators you know and love, including polar bears and tigers, as well as mysterious microscopic life, including amoebas and bacteria.
Antología de animales extraordinarios (Anthology of Intriguing Animals) (Spanish Edition)
From lions and butterflies to sharks and spiders, there's an animal for everyone in this animal encyclopedia with a twist!
With stunning photography and gorgeous illustrations, this animal encyclopedia explores the wildlife of the world, from the most massive whales to the smallest insects. Which one is your new favorite?
First Animal Encyclopedia: A First Reference Guide to the Animals of the World (DK First Reference)
Watch animals of all kinds in action and investigate their habits and habitats in the readable, browse-able, picture-packed First Animal Encyclopedia. Children will learn all about different animal groups — including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects, and fish — and meet amazing creatures in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Clear, vibrant photographs bring it all to life in the pages of this delightful first reference book for kids.
Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World With Dr. Gabby Wild
Travel the continents to meet some of Earth's most incredible critters through the eyes of a windblown, adventurous wildlife veterinarian. Join Dr. Gabby Wild as she performs dental work on a jaguar (and what happens when he starts to wake up too soon!), teaches a baby bird to fend for itself, and gives a chimp a checkup. Learn about animal anatomy and behaviors, diets, families, and the dangers they face in the wild.
Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! (National Geographic Kids)
Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning colour photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive on the market today, amazing and entertaining readers, while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom.
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics
Meet a kayaking sea otter, a penguin that became a knight, a bear that stole a family's car, a pet cat that called 911 to save its owner, and many more amazing animals. This page-turner offers 100 heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes, illustrated with full color photos of these intriguing animals.
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- Valentine’s Day Coloring
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- Types Of Flowers Match Up
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8 thoughts on “Learning About Animals in a Preschool Classroom Resources and Free Printables”
These are so awesome! My son adores anything and everything animal themed – can't wait to look through these. Also, thank you for including my ocean unit and thank you for hosting this linky party 😉
Thanks for hosting this linky! I added a free summer theme printable which does include animals. I'm so happy to find your blog. I added your linky button to my blog now so others can find these printables, too.
I love your printable roundups, Anastasia! Thanks so much for including my Free Farm Printables post! I featured your post as Free Printables of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest. 🙂
There are a lot of great, great printables (and much more than that) at imagineorlife.com:
Australian Animals – http://www.imagineourlife.com/2014/01/27/animals-of-australia-for-the-montessori-wall-map-quietbook-with-printables/
Animals of Europe – http://www.imagineourlife.com/2013/11/21/animals-of-europe-for-the-montessori-wall-map-quietbook-with-printables/
Animals of Asia – http://www.imagineourlife.com/2013/10/21/animals-of-asia-for-the-montessori-wall-map-quietbook-with-printables/
Animals of Antarctica – http://www.imagineourlife.com/2013/08/15/animals-of-antarctica-for-the-montessori-wall-map-quietbook-with-printables/
Animals of Africa – http://www.imagineourlife.com/2013/07/18/animals-of-africa-for-the-montessori-wall-map-quietbook-with-printables/
South America – http://www.imagineourlife.com/2013/08/29/animals-of-south-america-for-the-montessori-wall-map-quietbook-with-printables/
North America – http://www.imagineourlife.com/2013/07/26/animals-of-north-america-for-the-montessori-wall-map-quietbook-with-printables/
Thank you very much, Deb!!! There are so many great resources out there! I am super happy to help people get hold of them! 🙂
Thank you so much!!!! I admire your printables and so glad to have you on board!
Your printables are so wonderful for young children! thank you for sharing them with us!
oh, of course, this is such a great blog!!! thank you for reminder, Andru!
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