10 Types Of Mammals And 10 Types Of Birds in Autumn – Free Sorting Printable

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You are invited to download the fall picture cards for sorting with ten types of mammals and ten types of birds in autumn – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with photographs to create hands-on fall activities for your students. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to explore animals in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.

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Print on card stock and laminate for longer use. After cutting cards, draw with marker or stick dot stickers to the back of each set – one color for each set. Place the label cards in a row. Explain the difference between the two types of vertebrates. Invite the child to sort cards into two categories.

After the child completed the task, invite him or her to flip the cards and self-check. Each card has to be under the correct category based on the dot color.

Young children can be encouraged to match the animal cards when printed twice and draw the animals they like the most using their choice of art medium.

Older children might be inspired to research and create their own books about mammals and birds that they commonly encounter during the fall season.

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When exploring vertebrates with your children you might like to give some of these hands-on activities a go:

  1. Make a skeleton using playdough to point out the difference between the two types of animal groups.
  2. Gather binoculars next time you go outdoors and invite the children to observe different types of birds in their natural habitat.
  3. Gather Safari TOOB figurines and invite the children to sort animals into two groups – mammals and birds.
  4. Explore the most commonly found mammals and birds found in your area – make a poster with your students.
  5. Discuss in a small group all the different ways children can protect animals in their natural habitat.
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Autumn Pack Montessori Inspired Hands-On Activities

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Autumn Pack Montessori Inspired Hands-On Activities

Collection of Fall themed printable hands-on activities

Great for the Montessori classroom
American and British spelling (a separate folder for each)
Cards, student booklets, scavenger hunt
Printable features real photographs, clipart, and watercolor images
Pre-reading, reading, fine-motor, writing, vocabulary, counting, sorting
Geography, Language, Math, Sensory, Human Body
65+ pages
Age: 3-6

THIS PRINTABLE IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE MONEY – SAVING SEASONAL HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES FOR MONTESSORI 3-6 CLASSROOM BUNDLE. 

Autumn Montessori Unit for children aged 3-6.

British and American spelling.

Hands-on activities, three-part cards, continent photo books, student booklets, adventure hunt, lacing cards, counting cards.

Contents: 

Autumn Around the World – photograph book for children to learn about different characteristics of the fall season across the globe. This set includes three countries for each of the six continents and three picture cards for Antarctica. Every set of printables in this pack is designed to encourage children to conduct their own research and build upon the information they receive through the materials.

Six Colors of Autumn – sorting hands-on activity featuring clear photographs and images (five per color) that represent the gorgeous palette of nature in fall. Encourage children to conduct conversations based on their personal experiences and observations.

Five Senses and self-assessment sheet – sorting hands-on activity  – features five beautiful photographs for each of the five senses

Harvest Three Part Cards  – twenty three-part cards with an emphasis on learning new vocabulary and read familiar words. Autumn-themed photographs are featured.

Parts of the Hedgehog  Three-Part Cards and student booklet printout (clear, print and cursive for tracing) – feature clipart

I Spy Autumn – counting activity  – features watercolor clipart

Counting 1-20 – counting activity with number labels and matching cards – feature watercolor clipart

Lacing Cards – autumn-themed fine motor activity with six DIY lacing cards – feature watercolor clipart

Autumn Adventure Hunt – a list of treasures to be found on a nature walk.

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 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. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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