Animal Tracks – Cards and Activities

When my kids were younger, they loved hunting for various animal tracks along the creek that runs through our backyard. I made some Animal Track Activities for the kids when they were studying animals.

This is just one of the activities in our 100+ page Animal Unit. 🙂


Below my youngest daughter was doing the animal track matching page. She was using the animal track cards to help out!

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Animal Track Activities - Animal Unit

My kids – and especially my girls, loved studying animals through the years, so this Animal Unit has a wide variety of activities! Below are some of the other activities in the Animal Packet:

After covering animal tracks, you can go on to study animal homes and shelters:

Animal Homes and Shelters - Where do animals live worksheets

Earlier this year, I added in a mini-unit on nocturnal animals that would also work well with the Animal Track activities:

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study - Opossums Raccoons Skunks Beavers

The 100+ Page Animal Unit covers

  • Animal Body Coverings – feathers, fur, scales, skin
  • Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates
  • 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
  • Basic Animal Classification Activity
  • 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 Tracks Activities: including 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, and activities
  • Whose Tongue? – Fun identification page, notebook page

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

Vertebrate - invertebrate Montessori CardsTypes-of-Animals-Worksheets-Animal-Characteristics-WorksheetsInvertebrate-Groups-Activities

Classification of Animals Activity and Worksheets - Vertebrates-Invertebrates

herbivore carnivore omnivore sorting cards and sorting matThe price of this packet is $5.99. This packet is included in our Big Animal BUNDLE if you plan to go into even more depth. The Big Animal Bundle includes World Animals Unit, Rainforest Unit, Winter Unit (Arctic vs. Antarctic, Polar Animals, Hibernation Unit), and the Life Cycles Packet. Again, see more details about the Big Animal Bundle here.

You don’t have to have a PayPal account to purchase this unit. You can use the “Pay by credit card option” See this picture for details.

  $5.99  Animal Unit (100+ pages) – This unit covers animal characteristics, Feather, fur or scales?,  animal classification (the animal kingdoms, vertebrates and invertebrate groups), insects vs. spiders, animal tracks, animals homes and shelters, nocturnal vs. diurnal animals and more! Quick Preview or More details here or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7, image 8, image 9, image 10, image 11

Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or problems.


The Animal Unit is included in both Big Animal BUNDLES or in the Bundle of 2:

   $19.99 Big Animal BUNDLE – This Bundle includes 8 PDF packets.  1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet & Hibernation Unit Plus three mini-units on 6) wolves, 7) cicadas and 8) chameleons.  See the Big Animal BUNDLE page for more details.

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

Big Animal BUNDLE - includes 8 pdfs

Big Animal BUNDLE 2

Big Animal BUNDLE 2 includes all of the units above, plus the Mitten Activities Packet, Dinosaur Packet and the new Australia Packet!

$29.99 Big Animal BUNDLE 2 This second animal bundle option includes1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet plus the 6) Cicada Packet 7) Chameleons Packet 8) Wolves Packet 9) Mitten Activity Packet 10) Dinosaur Unit and the 11) Australia Unit.

These units are all sold separately as well. See the Big Animal BUNDLE page for more details about each of these units.

Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link.  You can always email me if you need help! ~Liesl

Big Animal BUNDLE 2 - 10 Animal UnitsScroll down for pictures or visit the Big Animal BUNDLE page for more details about each of these units.

The Animal Unit is 100+ pages. It covers basic animal classification, animal characteristics, body coverings: feathers, fur, scales or skin, vertebrate groups, invertebrate groups, domesticated vs. wild animals, animals and their tracks, nocturnal vs diurnal animals, herbivores vs. carnivores animal homes and shelters and more!

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 75+ pages. Learn all about Tropical and Temperate Rainforests, where they are located, 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.

Cicadas Packet: This 20-page unit includes cicada worksheets, notebook pages and a lapbook so kids can learn more about this fascinating insect!

Chameleons Packet This 15-page mini-unit helps kids learn all about chameleons from where they live and what they eat to how big they are and why the change colors.

Wolves Packet This 35+page mini-unit helps learn all about wolves. It includes notebook pages with tracing, a lapbook and activity pages.

Australia Unit (75-pages) This unit covers the geography and animals of Australia. (Included in Big Animal BUNDLE 2 only.)

Dinosaur Unit (100+ pages – Multi-Age Packet: 50 pages for ages 3-6; 60 pages for ages 7-9) (Included in Big Animal BUNDLE 2 only.)

Mitten Activities Packet (40 pages) This fun activity packet is loosely related to Jan Brett’s book, The Mitten. (Included in Big Animal BUNDLE 2 only.)

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

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