Montessori Cards: Vertebrates-Invertebrates; 5 Vertebrate Groups

It is animal week for my youngest daughter. We’ve been touching on vertebrates and invertebrates since the kids were little, but I wanted to go back and make sure ED really knew the characteristics of these groups and how animals are classified.

First, we went over the difference between Vertebrates and Invertebrates again. We brought out our model frog skeleton again for a closer look!


Then she went over the 5 Vertebrate Groups. She did this a number of times over the course of a couple of weeks.


We store these (and other Montessori-style cards we have) in a clear pencil case:


Montessori Cards: Vertebrate-Invertebrate Sort — Mammal Fish Reptile Amphibian Bird Sort

This file has recently been updated and is now included in our Animal Packet.  See this post for more details or scroll down below.

Vertebrate - invertebrate Montessori CardsVertebrate - Invertebrate Cards

Someone asked where I got the frog skeleton. I actually bought it used from a friend, but I see that Amazon sells it. It is called a Transparent Bullfrog. (affiliate link) We pull the skeleton out several times a year and have found it really useful. It’s a really nice size–about fourteen inches or so. There is also an 11-inch transparent frog (affiliate link) that has some internal organs.

You might also be interested in our Animal Vertebrate-Invertebrate Packet with activities on vertebrate groups and their characteristics, invertebrate groups, domesticated vs. wild animals, and animal track cards and matching pages. 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 or you can purchase it below:

The Animal Unit: Vertebrate-Invertebrate Packet is well over 100 pages. This is now available for purchase. It is $5.99.

It includes 3 pdfs: Animal Packet (100+ pages), Animal Classification Activity and the Vertebrate-Invertebrate Sorting Cards.

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.  Of course, if you have any issues just email me.

Animal Unit: Vertebrates-Invertebrates, Animal Tracks Packet



Feathers Fur Scales or Skin Worksheets and Sorting CardsVertebrate - Invertebrate Worksheets

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Dinosaur Packet:  We are SO excited, our 60+ Page Dinosaur Packet is finally ready!! It includes 

  • Montessori 3-Part Dinosaur Cards
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3 Responses

  1. March 12, 2014

    […] week I shared the vertebrate and invertebrate sort cards that I made for my daughter.  I also wanted to go over the characteristics of the various […]

  2. May 16, 2014

    […] in quite some detail. I shared the free Montessori cards I made for that part of our unit: the Montessori Vertebrate-Invertebrate cards and the sheets I made on Animals and their […]

  3. May 16, 2014

    […] in quite some detail. I shared the free Montessori cards I made for that part of our unit: the Montessori Vertebrate-Invertebrate cards and the sheets I made on Animals and their […]

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