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 – 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 – 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.


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12 thoughts on “Animal Classification {Printable} – A Matching Game”

  1. 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 🙂

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