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).
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!)
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 Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Unit you can go to this post:
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