Animal Classification {Printable} – A Matching Game

The challenge of this game is to learn about various animal classification. They have been divided up into 6 groups โ€“ Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals, Fish, Birds, and Insects. All you have to do is match them up!

Animal Classification Game

How to play:

First, divide up your board (which can be a table, the floor, a poster board, etc) into six areas โ€“ using tape or string. Put an animal group name in each box.

From there, figure out what characteristic go with which group and then put the picture cards provided into the appropriate box that they belong to.

If you want to keep these for a while to reuse, you can laminate the cards to make them more durable.

Have fun learning about animal classification!

An answer key is found at the end of this pack.

67 Comment(s)

  • by Christie Posted March 9, 2016 9:09 am

    How do I print this animal classification activity?

    • by LisaMarie Posted March 9, 2016 9:55 am

      Hi Christie,

      If you subscribe to my email list, then you will get access to all my printables, including this one. Once you have signed up, you will get an email with instructions on how to get to them all. I hope that helps!

      Lisa Marie

    • by Lynda Robertson Posted August 31, 2019 10:13 pm

      Looks really good. About to sttrd classification with my class

  • by Ms. Beard Posted March 24, 2016 10:42 am

    I have signed up and got an email confirmation but I still don’t see how to download this product.

    • by LisaMarie Posted March 25, 2016 7:54 am

      Hi! You should have gotten a follow up email with instructions. I’ll pop you a quick message with the info. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • by Gloria Neel Posted September 1, 2016 9:23 pm

      I have signed up but still can not get the download.

      • by LisaMarie Posted September 1, 2016 10:45 pm

        Hi there,
        Popped you an email!

  • by Ashley Smith Posted March 24, 2016 2:58 pm

    I’ve tried to subscribe to your website twice so that I can get this awesome game! However, the circle just turns forever and I can’t get access. Please Help!

    • by LisaMarie Posted March 25, 2016 8:02 am

      Doh! That’s frustrating. I’ll message you.

  • by Menke Strydom Posted April 13, 2016 1:56 am

    HI LisaMarie.
    I have the same problem as Christie. I have subscribed, but can’t download the printable.

    • by LisaMarie Posted April 13, 2016 7:52 am

      Hi Menke,

      According to my email service, you should have gotten an email right after you confirmed that had all the instructions. However, I will message you right now.

      Sorry about the hassle.

      Lisa Marie.

  • by Dawn Posted April 14, 2016 8:27 am

    I can’t find where to download or print this.

    • by LisaMarie Posted April 14, 2016 12:25 pm

      I’m sorry if it isn’t clear. I’ve added some more information to this post in hopes that it will make better sense.

      To access this game, you need to subscribe to my emails and you will get an intro email with details on how to get it and all my printables. I hope that explains it better.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Lisa Marie.

  • by Teresa Posted April 28, 2016 8:37 am

    I subscribed but still haven’t gotten the email

    • by LisaMarie Posted April 28, 2016 2:42 pm

      Hmm, let me go see what’s going on.

  • by Kat Posted May 18, 2016 12:06 pm

    I’m having the same issue Lisa Marie. I’ve already signed up before. Is there a tab to click if we need to just sign in, not sign up?

    • by LisaMarie Posted May 18, 2016 2:23 pm

      You should have the link to sign in. I’ll message you.

  • by Rumana Posted October 2, 2016 9:44 pm

    Hi, I also have subscribed to the emails but can’t figure it out how to download it. Please help.

    • by LisaMarie Posted October 3, 2016 7:19 am

      Hi Rumana,
      After you signed up, you should have gotten a confirmation email with a link to click. When you confirmed, then it would send you another email with info on how to access the printables library. Did you get that?
      Lisa Marie

  • by Amber Posted October 2, 2016 10:14 pm

    Ok….I signed up followed direction it still won’t let me print this awesome activity. Please help!

    • by LisaMarie Posted October 3, 2016 7:20 am

      Hi Amber,
      AFter you subscribed, there should have been a confirmation email and then an email with instructions. Did you get that?

  • by Jan Posted October 6, 2016 5:04 am

    Hello! I signed up and got a confirmation email right away, so I clicked on the confirmation link and it took me to a page that says ‘Thanks for subscribing! Go look check your email for a confirmation link.’ Can you help please?

    • by LisaMarie Posted October 6, 2016 6:41 am

      Hi Jan,
      I popped you an email. Sorry for the hassle.
      Lisa Marie.

  • by Emily Posted October 19, 2016 11:46 am

    Hi LisaMarie, I’m having the same problem as everyone else. Subscribed but no access to the printable. I’m stoked about it so would love your help! Thanks!

    • by LisaMarie Posted October 20, 2016 12:00 pm

      Hmm, I wonder what’s going on then. I can’t seem to replicate the problem on my end! Gah! Sorry about the hassle. So you signed up in the box at the bottom of the post, then got a confirmation email in your inbox which you should have clicked the link to, which then should have sent you another email with the link and the password for the printables library. Did that happen?

  • by Carolyn Posted January 16, 2017 9:59 am

    Hello, I am not able to subscribe through the button.

    • by LisaMarie Posted January 17, 2017 5:54 am

      Hi Carolyn,
      Let me see if I can add you manually. sorry about that.

  • by Ratna Posted January 24, 2017 8:28 pm

    I have the same problem. I can’t figure out how to download it.

    • by LisaMarie Posted February 16, 2017 2:05 pm

      Ok, so after some investigative research, it looks like some people are having trouble, especially if they are on mobile, with the little graphics I’ve been using being limited so they can’t see them all! ๐Ÿ™ So Im going to change the page and I’ll have a list instead. I’m so sorry that everyone has been having trouble. ๐Ÿ™

  • by Erin Sheridan Posted March 7, 2017 5:30 pm

    It did not send anything to my email

    • by LisaMarie Posted March 13, 2017 6:31 am

      Hi Erin,

      It looks like you are all signed up and that the email system sent you the email with information. Maybe it got filtered to spam. I’ll pop you an email quickly.

      Sorry about that.

  • by Gonca Mert Posted March 11, 2017 8:32 am

    I can not get any access to doload animal classifications cards.

    • by LisaMarie Posted March 13, 2017 6:26 am

      Hi there,

      I see that you’ve signed up and received the email with information how to access the members printable library. Click the link the email and use the password that you see in that email and you will get to a page with all the printables listed. Just click on the ones you want to download.

      I hope that helps.
      Lisa Marie.

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  • by fatima mahmoud Posted April 19, 2017 5:12 pm

    Hi there,
    This looks like a great resource but despite subscribing and entering the password given in the email I have not been able to print it. It keeps taking me round in circles, asking me to subscribe.
    Your help would be much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

    • by LisaMarie Posted April 20, 2017 9:50 am

      Really? Gah. I haven’t been able to reproduce this problem and I wish I could figure out what’s going on for people! Let me email you and we’ll see what we can do!

      I’m so sorry for the hassle.

  • by Sarah Meek Posted May 12, 2017 2:37 pm

    I’ve subscribed and gotten access to the printables library. I think the problem is that this worksheet is not actually listed in the printables library. If I go into the Science section, I can find it there and it will take me to this page again, but the problem is that there is nothing to click to get to the actual pdf on this page.

    • by LisaMarie Posted May 13, 2017 5:51 pm

      I logged into the library and double checked and it is there. It’s under Games & More. It looks like it’s a .pdf file in the library. I’m not sure what is happening or what people are having trouble with. :/

  • by Jessica Posted May 13, 2017 12:37 pm

    Hi, I don’t receive the subscription email. Can you help me?

    • by Jessica Posted May 13, 2017 5:12 pm

      Got it! It’s fantastic

  • by Kellie Posted September 1, 2017 1:00 am

    Hi, I have subscribed to your newsletter but am stil unable to access the Animal Classification game. Could you please assist?

    • by LisaMarie Posted September 3, 2017 6:44 am

      Let me pop you an email. Sorry about that!

  • by Melanie Posted September 26, 2017 7:59 pm

    Trying to subscribe but nothing is coming through? Can you help? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

    • by Melanie Posted September 27, 2017 12:37 pm

      Got it, thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • by Rachelle Posted September 27, 2017 6:26 am

    I did not receive a confirmation email.

    • by LisaMarie Posted October 7, 2017 6:42 am

      Yikes. I missed your message. Sorry about that. Let me check and I’ll pop you an email. Thanks!

  • by Lydia Posted October 23, 2017 5:02 pm

    I want this for my classroom this week. I submitted my email, but did not receive a confirmation.

    • by LisaMarie Posted October 29, 2017 8:59 am

      Hi Lydia,

      I hope that you got the email I sent you this week.

  • by HAJER Posted November 28, 2017 7:26 am

    Hello. Same problem. I subscribed and got the email confirmation but I didn’t get the email with the material. Thanks.

    • by LisaMarie Posted November 29, 2017 3:07 pm

      Hey there,

      It looks like you got the email that comes after the confirmation – it should have given you a password and a link to the library. Did you find it?

  • by sharlene Posted January 14, 2018 11:52 pm

    I subscribed but I still cant download the material. It is asking for a password. If you could help that would be great. Thanks

    • by LisaMarie Posted January 15, 2018 7:48 am

      Thanks for subscribing.

      When you signed up, you should have gotten an email to confirm. That email contained the password and should have sent you right away to the library. You should have also gotten another email after you confirmed that also had the password and the link you need to access the library. Did you get either of those emails?

  • by Kat Posted March 24, 2018 7:28 pm

    I cant get the downloads either. What do I need to do?


    • by LisaMarie Posted March 28, 2018 8:14 am

      When you add your name to the box on this page, you should get an email right away to confirm. That email will direct you to the printables library with the password that you need. I hope that you found it already!

  • by Eve Posted April 6, 2018 1:53 pm

    Hi, I seem to be having the same problem as everyone else. I’ve subscribed to the website but can’t find the printable to download either. I subscribed and got sent an email to confirm my login, which I did and typed in the password. It then took me to the printables page, but this animals classification handout isn’t there, I searched for it and clicked into it again and it asks me to subscribe and takes me round in circles, but can’t seem to download or find the actual PDF for it after subscribing. Anyway help would be much appreciated!

    • by LisaMarie Posted April 6, 2018 10:52 pm

      Hey Eve. I promise – It’s there! It’s under the “Games & More” section above the Ontario Checklists. ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s called Animal Classification Game!

  • by Kathleen Posted April 6, 2018 9:31 pm

    I am very interested in this game. It looks great!

  • by Diana Posted April 17, 2018 11:26 am

    I signed up and received the confirmation and follow up page with NO ACCESS. Is this a scam? I hope not I really would like to enjoy the resources from here.

    • by LisaMarie Posted April 17, 2018 11:43 am

      No, it is not a scam. I promise. You should have gotten a password with your confirmation – that password is how you access the library. The animal classification cards are on that page. Email me at if you still can’t get in and I’ll try to problem solve with you.

  • by Alyssa Posted May 26, 2018 8:55 pm

    This was an amazing resource! We used it to introduce the unit and let students put the animals into different groups to see what their prior knowledge was. I plan on using it as a review at the end of the unit too. This is probably the best free resource ever! Thank you so much for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • by LisaMarie Posted May 26, 2018 9:32 pm

      I am so glad to hear that this was such a great resource for you! Thanks so much for your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

  • by Irene Posted March 9, 2019 10:47 pm

    I have signed up but I still cannot access the printable document from this page and it has not been emailed to me just the confirmation from signing up.

    • by LisaMarie Posted March 21, 2019 1:14 pm

      Hey Irene,
      It should be in the learning centre. There are like 50 printables avaailable there.
      When you are signed up and logged in, it is under the printables library tab in the โ€œScience and Mathโ€ section.
      Hope that helps.

  • by Rina Posted May 28, 2019 6:23 pm

    I would like to subscribe. Your site is awsome

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