Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals Sort – Free Printable

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You are invited to download the posters and picture sorting cards with Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images to create hands-on spring and summer activities for your students. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to explore animals in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.

Nocturnal Diurnal Animals Free Montessori Natue Printables

Head to the Resource Library to download the free sorting cards – Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals Sort. It includes two sets each containing 20 labeled picture cards for sorting.

Use these cards to support a child’s interest in topics and expose them to new vocabulary. Print on cardstock 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 categories of animals. Invite the child to sort cards into two categories. The goal is for children to grasp the concept and have a visual presentation to learn the difference between the two. 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.

Nocturnal Diurnal Animals Free Montessori Natue Printables

Younger children can be encouraged to match animals pictures when printed twice. Older children might be inspired to research and create their own book of Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals that dwell in your area.

Here is what’s included:

2 sets of cards – one with isolated images and the second with photographs each containing
2 x label cards
10 x labeled cards featuring nocturnal animals
10 x labeled cards featuring diurnal animals

Nocturnal Diurnal Animals Free Montessori Natue Printables

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Wild Animals Preschool Pack – “I am a Zoologist”

Learning activity pack for preschool children aged 3-5. “I am a Zoologist” activity pack contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children. Students will practice one-to-one correspondence, letter formation, spelling, tracing, cutting, identifying sounds and sight words, widen their vocabulary, work on storytelling, practice gross motor movements, motor skills, and hand muscles, develop logical thinking, and so much more.

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Here is what’s included:

  • Instructions and activity variations
  • Letter formation (z,h,l,i,k)
  • Sight words (10 words)
  • “I am a zoologist” initial sound game
  • I Can Make 7 and I Can Make 8 – addition activities
  • My Animal Rescue Mission – story writing sheet
  • Gross motor dice printouts and cards
  • Animal skeleton sewing cards (mammal, bird, fish, amphibian, reptile)
  • Vertebrate characteristics (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians) posters, matching cards, and student booklets
  • Animal habitats – sorting cards (polar, woodlands, rainforest, desert) 6 animals per habitat
  • Which Number is Missing? – 8 cards
  • Zoologist vs. Astronaut – sorting cards (16 cards)
  • Hibernation and Camouflage – animal sorting and matching activities (14 pairs)
  • Animals of Continents – sorting activity

The printable features realistic clipart and photographs.

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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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