Animals Around the World (Montessori 3 Part Cards)

World Animal Packet: This 70+ page packet helps kids learn about animals on every continent! It includes Montessori 3-Part Cards, Activity Sheets for every continent, printable continent cards, a world animal game, world animal pin map activity, and more!World Animal Unit - Worksheets Activities Montessori CardsWorld Animals Pin Map

The last two weeks I shared some of ED’s animal-related activities. She looked closely at the vertebrate-invertebrate groups and we talked a lot about the characteristics of the animals of the 5 vertebrate groups.  This week I thought I would share an activity we did last year about the animals of the 7 continents.  You can download those cards below.


As I mentioned on Friday, ED has been working on her world geography. She has spent a couple of weeks going over the 7 continents again and working with some Montessori 3-part cards I made for her.

As she sang the 7-continents song (that I mentioned on Friday), she looked at the animal cards for each continent and placed them on the proper continent. Come see our 7 Continents Song you-tube video over at this post… the kids sang through the the song to help someone (overseas) learn the tune!

She did this with a large world map we have:

IMG_4816WorldAnimalsAnother day, she identified and set out the satellite photos we have of the continents.


Once she was pretty familiar with the animals on each continent, I brought out the Montessori 3-part cards.  I printed out two sets of each and cut out the animals and word labels. She had to match them to the picture.

At the end of the week, I challenged her to match the word to the picture (without the control card)!


We also brought out all our plastic animals and she spent a couple of days sorting those onto the world map as well:


She also did a sticker activity of the world animals. We got a set of 12 from Oriental Trading:



World Animals Unit: This file has recently been expanded. It is now well over 70 pages!! This packet also now also includes 1) matching & tracing pages, 2) fun-fact tracing pages, 3) do-a-dot pages, and 4) outline maps for each continent. There are 5 activity sheets for each of the 7 continents.

World Animals Worksheets Activity PagesPlus, it also includes a World Animals Game and World Animals Pin Map Activity:

World Animal Activities

If your kids love animals, they are going to have fun with these two new activities!  In this fun board game, players race around the game board trying to be the first to collect an animal from each continent. If they are the first to cover all the continents on their player card, they win the game!

World Animals GameMy kids have always loved the hands-on nature of pin maps.  I added a new set of pages to make your own World Animals Pin Map activity!  There is an answer key, so your kids can check their answers to see if they got everything right.

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Below is a link to purchase and download our World Animal Montessori cards and the World Animal Activity Pages (70+ pages).  The Buy Now button will take you directly to Paypal. After payment, you will receive your pdf download immediately. You will also receive an email from SendOwl (the service I use) to your Paypal email address, which will have a link to download the file.  

If you have any trouble, you can email me – liesl at homeschoolden dot com

You can check out the BUNDLE option below or in Our Store.

World Animal Packet: World Animal 3-Part Cards and World Animal Activity Pages are $4.99

Don’t forget to check your Paypal email address for the download link.World Animal Unit - Worksheets Activities Montessori Cards

BUNDLE: Animal Packet and World Animal Cards (This packet is also included in the new Big Animal BUNDLE. See the Animal Life Cycles post for more details.)

Purchase the World Animal Cards and our Animal Packet the bundle option. For more details about the 75+ page Animal Packet scroll down to the end of this post or visit this post Animal Packet: Vertebrates, Invertebrates and More! It is sold separately for $5.99.

Purchase the BUNDLE: Animal Packet and World Animal Cards and Activities


Be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link!

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After I made this post, someone overseas asked me if I could teach them the 7-continents song.  The kids made a little video to show how we used these cards.  Here’s the post — Kids Sing the 7 Continents Song. Or click on the picture which will take you to the post where the video is located:


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Here is more about our Animal Unit.  We went into more depth about the characteristics of the 5 animal groups (plus covered the classification of invertebrates, animal tracks, domesticated vs. wild animals and other things.

Vertebrate-Animal-Groups-Worksheets And here is the animal characteristics checklist. We had amazing discussions about this because of all the exceptions (the sheet on the right):

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Plus, there are activities about insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks and more!

Invertebrate-Groups-ActivitiesAnimal-Track-ActivityTypes of Animals Worksheet Packet, 30+ Page Packet: This packet covers the 5 types of vertebrates and goes over the main characteristic of each vertebrate group: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish. It also covers many of the invertebrate groups starting with the differences between insects and spiders. Then going into more detail about some of the other invertebrate groups: crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, porifera, and others.  Plus, it has a huge section on animal tracks (fun to do in the winter!) and has a bit about food webs, though we’ll really go into depth about that in our unit on the biosphere which we’ll do immediately following this unit.

The Animal Unit packet is well over 30 pages. This is now available for purchase. It is $4.00.

You can find out more about it at this post (which shows in more detail what is included): Animal Unit: Types of Animals Worksheet Packet (30+ Pages)

Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window).  You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use), which will have a link you can click on to download the Animal Unit.  (It will say, “You can download your digital products…” with a clickable link.)  Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com.  You can also reach me by using the contact form on the blog or can reach me over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page.

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Animal-Unit-Vertebrate-Invertebrate-Groups-Worksheet-PacketOur new Biology Packet on the Biosphere is available too. Be sure to check out this 70+ page packet!

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  1. May 16, 2014

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