Animal Classification Activity

This week I created a new Animal Classification Activity. This covers the 5 animal groups as well as some of the better-known invertebrate groups such as flatworms, annelids, arachnids, cnidarians (critters that sting) and echinoderms (spiny critters like starfish).

Classification of Animals Activity and Worksheets - Vertebrates-Invertebrates

I check in with the kids pretty regularly to see if they remember various topics we’ve covered. My youngest said she could use some review of some of animal classification (which we covered last year when we did our Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Unit).

Anyway, this week, she spent time reviewing some basic animal classification. She glued down the name (that matches the description on the printed page). Then she taped the pictures down so they lift like a flap book. (To be honest, my 13-year-old did this activity too!)

Animal Classification Activity - Interactive Notebook Page

I wanted to make this activity work for those of you who have younger kids.   This activity builds off of the basic animal classification skills that younger kids work through:

This packet covers some of the better known invertebrate groups and gives the name of their phylum: echinoderms for spiny critters like starfish or arachnids for spiders.

I added this activity to both the Animal Packet and to the Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Unit!  If you bought either of those packets, be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link!  You can always drop me an email if you need help accessing your file.

If you want to check out the Animal Packet you can go to this post or you can visit the Big Animal Bundle Page (the big animal bundle includes 5 pdfs!)


If you want to check out the Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Unit you can go to this post:

Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit - Packet 60+pages Scientific Classification- Dichotomous Key ActivitiesOr you can also check out our Biology Bundle of 5:

The Biology Bundle of 5 includes these 5 packets:

1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) – (70 pages)

2)  Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet (60 pages)

3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities (100+ pages)

4) Cells Unit (100 pages)

5) Botany Unit (70+ pages)

These packets can be purchased together or separately

Biology Bundle of 5

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