Animal Unit – Feather, Fur, Scales or Skin Pages (100+ page Animal Packet)


As many of you know, we have a 100+ page animal packet that is about the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks and much more!  I wanted to let you all know that I have added in about a dozen new pages including these activities about Feather Fur or Scales.

I added in new notebook pages and sorting cards about animal body coverings: feathers, fur, scales and skin. That includes a couple of notebook pages about why animal’s body coverings are so different.  Younger students can use the tracing pages provided.  There is also a set of sorting cards and a sorting mat as well as a practice worksheet for the different types of body coverings.

Feathers Fur Scales or Skin Worksheets and Sorting CardsHere are some of the materials that are also included in the Animal Packet:

Vertebrate - invertebrate Montessori CardsVertebrate - Invertebrate Worksheets


The 5 animal groups worksheets

For those of you who want to know more about what is included in the Animal Packet, read on below:

Animal characteristics worksheets animal classification

  • Animal Body Coverings – feathers, fur, scales, skin
  • Types of Animals and Animal Characteristics – In this section, we go over some of the traits common to mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish (ie. having a backbone, being warm (or cold) blooded, feeding their young with milk, laying eggs… etc. etc.)
  • Types of Animal cut-and-paste activity (below)
  • “What Am I?” Identify worksheet
  • Types of Animals – Exceptions! — Did you know that the platypus is a mammal that lays eggs?  This notebook page talks about some exceptions to traits discussed above
  • Insects vs. spiders
  • Invertebrate groups — and their characteristics (legs, no legs, antenna or no antenna, etc.)
  • Animal and their Tracks – Montessori 3-part cards (which you can use to play a “Memory Game” – placing all the cards face down and trying to pick out matches); also animal and their tracks matching pages
  • Wild vs. Domesticated Animals – Sorting Cards; Notebook Pages
  • Nocturnal vs. Diurnal Animals – Sorting Cards, identification page
  • Whose Tongue? – Fun identification page, notebook page

Below you’ll find few more screenshots of what is included:


Classification of Animals Activity and Worksheets - Vertebrates-Invertebrates


Animal Homes and Shelters - Where do animals live worksheetsHerbivores Carnivores Omnivores Worksheets Activities Sorting Cards Herbivore Carnivore Omnivore Notebook Pages Worksheets herbivore carnivore omnivore sorting cards and sorting mat

I also added in some fun pages about Animal Tongues. (Those are on pages 63 to 75.)  If you’re scratching your head about that… my kids — especially my girls, really love learning about animals.  I thought it would be fun to talk about tongues as we start off our digestive system unit this coming semester!

There is a page where they have to identify “Whose Tongue?”  And, there are some notebook pages that talk about the many functions of animal tongues… from eating and drinking, to smelling and cooling themselves down. Again, there is a tracing page for those of you who are using this unit with younger kids.

Animal -TonguesNocturnal Animal Quick Study - Opossums Raccoons Skunks BeaversNocturnal Animal- Interactive Notebook Pieces Nocturnal Animal Quick Study - Tracing Pages

The price of this packet is $5.99. 🙂  You can use the link below to purchase it – or you can read even more about it here: Animal Unit: Vertebrate-Invertebrate Animals Worksheet Packet.

Note:  If have any trouble with your download remember you can always contact me! ~Liesl

By the way, the Animal Packet is more than 100+ pages! Our units are PDF downloads.

Be sure to check out the BUNDLE options below! (It can be bundled with the World Animal Unit or in a the Big Animal Bundle of 5.).

Animal Unit


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Note: The Animal Unit is included in our Big Animal BUNDLE. Details at this page or down below!!


NEW: Big Animal BUNDLE – 1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet & Hibernation Unit Plus three mini-units on wolves, cicadas and chameleons.  See the Big Animal BUNDLE page for more details.

Big Animal BUNDLE - includes 8 pdfs

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$19.99Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link!

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The World Animal Packet is 75+ pages. It covers animals of the 7 continents.  There is a new section all about African animals of the savanna.

The Rainforest Packet is 50+ pages. Here’s the table of contents for this packet: Amazon Rainforest Facts, rainfall in the Amazon, Animals & Insects of the Amazon, Layers of the Rainforest Activities and more

The Life Cycles Packet is 50+ pages. It helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug.

The Winter Packet and Hibernation Unit is 100+ Pages.  The first part covers Growing Crystals, Months/ Seasons, Earth’s Axis and the Seasons, Arctic vs. Antarctica, Polar Animals, Penguins, Seals, Whales, about a dozen PreK Activity Pages. The Hibernation Unit covers: why animals hibernate, terms such as torpor, brumation, estivation, diapause, endotherms vs. ectotherms.  Plus, it covers where animals spend the winter and the dangers of hibernation. It includes various activities such as notebook pages, interactive notebook/lapbook pieces, matching and tracing pages.

These packets can be purchased separately here: Big Animal BUNDLE page

World Animals:

Rainforest Booklet WorksheetsRainforest Notebook Pages - Worksheets

Rainforest Unit Worksheets and Activitieslayers of the rainforest worksheets and activitiesRainforest Animals Montessori 3-Part CardsRainforest Insect Worksheets

Life Cycle Worksheets - Activities - Montessori CardsLife Cycles Worksheets and ActivitiesLife Cycle Montessori 3-Part Cards chicken frog dragonfly mosquito butterfly Packet for Early ElementaryPolar Animals WorksheetsHibernation Unit is in the Winter Packet

Where do animals hibernate - interactive notebook activity matching page tracing pageWhere do animals spend the winter - hiberniculaHibernation Unit worksheets - Hibernation brumation torpor estivation diapause endotherm ectotherm

Small Animal BUNDLE Option: Animal Packet and World Animal Cards Add on the World Animal Cards and Activity Packet! For more details about these Montessori Style Cards, visit this post: Animals Around the WorldBundle-Animal Unit World Animal Unit

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


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You can use the add to cart button if you want to purchase the Rainforest Unit or Taxonomy Unit (below) as well.

  $10.00 BUNDLE OPTION: Animal Unit and World Animal Unit


World Animals Worksheets Activity PagesWorld Animals Pin Map

Biology BUNDLE

If you have older kids, you might want to check out our biology units at the Biology BUNDLE Page. (These units are sold separately as well.)

Biology BUNDLE of 6: Biology Unit, Cells Unit, Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Unit, Botany Unit, Ocean Unit

Biology BUNDLE - Biology Unit Cell Unit Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit Botany Unit Pathogens Unit Ocean Unit

Biology BUNDLE of 3 - Biology - Taxonomy - Ocean Unit

After our family did the Animal Unit, we went on to do a Biology Unit.  We studied the biosphere and talked about the different biomes, ecosystems, animal feeding relationships and more. (I have 3 kids and we did the Animal Unit primarily for my youngest and the Biology Unit with my middle school kids.)

$8.99 Biology Unit: Biomes, habitats, ecosystem, biological interactions, feeding relationships (170 pages)

This is probably best for middle school to early high school.

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Biology Packet - Ecosystems Biomes Food Chains Food Web Trophic Levels PopulationsBiology Unit Ecology - Biomes-Ecosystem-Habitats- relationships between living organisms and their physical environmentFood Chain Food Web Food Pyramid Activties - Interactive Notebook Pagessymbiosis commensalism mutualism worksheets and activitiesBiology Packet - Ecosystems, Biomes, Food Chains, Populations

As I said above, if your kids are a bit older (upper elementary, middle school) the Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit might be a better fit.  We did this Animal Unit several years ago and just this year we did an entire unit on scientific classification & taxonomy. We build dichotomous keys and went into quite a bit of depth about the animal phyla:

$7.99 Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet

If your kids are a bit older (upper elementary, middle school) the Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit might be a great fit!

Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit - Packet 60+pages Hands-On-Activities Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit Taxonomy-and-Classification-ActivityArthropods - Lapbook - Interactive Notebook Arthropods Worksheets - Notebook PagesInsect Worksheets - Scientific Classification and TaxonomyScientific Classification and Taxonomy Worksheets - Matching- Notebook PagesScientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit - Packet 60+pages

Food Chain Food Web Food Pyramid Activties - Interactive Notebook Pages

$8.99 Ocean Unit – Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone  

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Ocean Unit Middle SchoolMarine Habitats WorksheetsOcean worksheets marine habitats ocean features and moreBioluminescence-Worksheets

Biology BUNDLE of 3

We also also have a Biology BUNDLE of 3: 1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) 2)  Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet 3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities  See details here.

Biology Bundle of 3 - Biology-ecology Unit Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit Ocean Unit  

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