Today I have some free Montessori-style Living and Non-Living Sort Cards for you! 🙂 Use these cards to sort into living and non-living groups.
Behind the scenes I’ve been getting things ready for our upcoming science units. ED will be doing a bit of animal classification review and I made some new cards for her. I realized, though, that if any of my readers have younger kids in the 2-4 age range you’ll want to start off with a simple living and non-living card sort.
Some of the animals included in the living cards: fish, salamander, dog, thorny-tail devil, earthworm, snake, mouse, beetle and others.
Some objects included among the non-living cards include: rock, chair, fence, fork, shopping cart, train, ring and others.
Here are a set of cards that you can download free to use with your kids:
Free Living and Non Living Montessori Card Sort (See link below!)
I recently updated this packet and added in new worksheets and activities. This is still free to download!
This Living Nonliving Unit is free!
You may want to check out some of our other related packets below or in Our Store.
When you click on the link below, it will bring up a box asking for your email. You will receive an email from SendOwl (the delivery service I use) with a link to download this pdf. You will then be able to download and save the file to your computer. If any updates are made in the future, you will be sent those updates (you’ll have the option to opt out if you don’t want future updates.)
Note: This is a FREE download although the emails from SendOwl (the delivery service I use) may say “Your Order” or “Your Purchase.” Just wanted you to know! 🙂 ~Liesl
Characteristics of Living Things: Here is some information to cover with older kids.
- Living things are made up of units called cells
- Living things reproduce
- Living things are based on a universal genetic code
- Living things grow and develop
- Living things obtain and use materials and energy
- Living things respond to their environment
- Living things maintain stable internal environments – most organisms must keep internal conditions such as temperature and water content fairly constant to survive (homeostasis)
- Taken as a group, living things change over time
We have a new Animal Packet that I made for the kids: You might want to check out details here: Animal Unit: Types of Animals Packet (This has been updated and is now over 75+ pages!)
You might also be interested in these related posts:
- Animals and their Characteristics
- Animals Around the World Montessori 3-Part Cards – Sort animals from the 7 continents with these Montessori cards
- Various Free Montessori 3-Part Cards which has links to many of the free Montessori resources I’ve made for my kids.
- Preschool Science at Home – Yesterday’s post with links to lots of free materials and activities to do with your kids
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