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Animal Pieces

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Group or Circle Time

Topic:

Animals

Content:

Science

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Line drawings of parts of animals: beaks, claws, tail, neck, legs, mouths, eyes
Pictures of whole animals
Glue
Cardboard pieces, 4” x 6” (10 cm x 15 cm)



Instructions:

1. Make two sets of cards. The first set is made by gluing drawings of parts of animals onto the
cardboard. The second set is made by gluing pictures of whole animals onto cardboard.
2. The children sit on the carpet, and you pass out the animal piece cards, one per child.
3. Place whole animal cards on a chalkboard rail or wall chart pockets.
4. Children take turns matching the animal parts with the whole animal pictures.


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