Animal Matching Cards.
Two days ago I ventured down into our basement and started bring up the bins of baby/toddler toys that Hudson could start using. While doing this I realized a few things
- Time is going WAY TOO FAST. How do I have an 8 month old? I swear I just brought him home from the hospital last week.
- We have too many toys. I need to pair down, and donate 1/2 of them!
- Our basement needs a thorough cleaning
- I need to start thinking about creating some more toddler activities. Even though he is only 8 months only, he will be ready for some structured activities before I know it. 🙁 PLUS I will be working with some toddlers every week during Greyson’s school time.
Back to the good stuff. One of the bins I brought upstairs was an entire bin of little people animals and workers. I thought it would be great to make some animal matching cards to go along with the bin of animals.
I created these cards with versatility in mind.
- Laminated I think they would be an awesome matching activity! Spreading the cards out on the floor, and having your toddler find an animal figurine that matches each card.
- They would make adorable wall art in a playroom or bedroom.
- For older children they can be used as inspiration for drawing their own animals.
- Also, with the cards either facing you or the toddler (who ever sees the animal) makes the animal noise and the other has to guess what animal it is.
- Greyson always LOVED that game…. who am I kidding? he still does!
You can CLICK HERE to download your very own FREE animal identification cards! They come two to a page for a total of 10 animals!
Without question the best way to educate a child is by reading books with them. Here are just a few of mine and my son’s favorite books. These would be a great addition to today’s topic!
Slide and See Animals
An engaging board book for very young children, with sliding panels to reveal secret images hiding below. Babies will love moving the sliders to make meerkats pop up from their underground burrows and a monkey swing through the trees. Perfect for developing essential motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Full of vivid colors, stylish illustrations and friendly animals.
Baby Animals Flap Book
Little children will enjoy matching the baby animals to their mommies and daddies in this sweet lift-the-flap book. With warm and friendly illustrations that will appeal to the very young.
Lift the flap Answer and Question Animals
Many children are fascinated by animals and this engaging flap book will answer lots of their questions. With entertaining and informative illustrations and over 50 flaps to lift and look beneath.
Babies Very First Flashcards
Little children will enjoy matching the baby animals to their mommies and daddies in this sweet lift-the-flap book. With warm and friendly that will appeal to the very young.