Land and Water Animal Sorting 

 

Description:

Some animals live on land, others live on water, and others even live on both! Have fun sorting and exploring animals. 

Goal:

To explore where different animals live depending on their bodies and needs. 

 Materials:

Collect animal toys or figures from home, find pictures online for your child to cut, or have your child draw their favorite animals. 3 bowls, papers, or other space to sort each category. 

 Steps:

First, model for your child and have a conversation as you sort the animals together. Next, your child may mix up the pictures (or figures) and sort independently. 

Comments:

You may put colored dots on the backs of each picture to show which category the animal belongs to. This provides an independent way for the child to check their work. 

 Add challenges:

Add a timer to race against yourself

Extensions:

Write the names of the animals and make a book