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Have fun with these printable animal track cards! Perfect for playing matching games or identifying tracks.
Little ones are naturally curious about animals! Its exciting for them to discover the habits of animals, where the live, what they eat etc. Most animals do not want to come in close contact with humans, but if you learn to notice and recognize their tracks, you will be able identify which animals visit your neighborhood, pay visits to your backyard or like to walk along the same trails as you do. Animal tracks can become a window into a hidden curious world—the presence and habits of wild animals. In a playful and engaging manner, this printable activity is a great way to introduce the subject of animal tracking to children.
- 9 labeled animal cards
- 9 labeled animal track cards
- 9 unlabeled animal cards
- 9 unlabeled animal track cards
- 9 fun facts cards for each animal
The animals included in this animal track printable activity are a squirrel, crow, bear, elk, penguin, mole, mouse and rabbit. This selection of animals shows a wide variety of different kinds of footprints while showcasing species that can possibly be found while you explore a local nature trail or park.
Game ideas for this printable
Animal Tracks Memory Matching
Print out your animal track cards on cardstock, cut them apart. Place the cards face down on the table or floor and have your child turn over 2 cards at a time. Continue turning cards over until all the animal tracks have been matched to the correct animal.
Make An Animal Track Identification Guide
Print off the animal and track cards cut them out and place the matching cards back to back, you can glue them together if you like. Laminate the cards, then punch a hole in one corner. Attach all the animal cards to a keychain ring.
Now you have an easy to use animal track id set to take along with you on your nature walks.
Hide the footprint cards around your home or classroom and have your children explore to find them and match them up to the animal cards. You can also hide the animal cards and use multiple track cards to make an indoor track for children to follow. Try making up your own clues as to where you hid the animal cards and have your children follow the clues to find the hiding animals.
What am I?
Using the fun fact cards, read some of the facts aloud for a given animal and have your little ones guess which animal you are describing.
This set is perfect for use in home, school, and therapy settings. It is a great addition to your winter theme unit and is appropriate for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten. Use it in a science center, create a file folder game, use as a busy bag activity, or in and take home activity bags. Intended to help to build the following skills:
- logical skills
- scientific reasoning
- memory development
- learning about animals
More animal track ideas
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