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Animal Classifications for Kids Cootie Catchers

Play and learn about Animal Classifications for Kids with 10 different free printable Cootie Catchers! Print in color or black and white and have fun learning or reviewing with this fun science activity for kids!

FREE Animal Cootie Catchers - Play and learn about Animal Classifications for Kids with 10 different free printable Cootie Catchers! Print in color or black and white and have fun learning or reviewing with this fun science activity for kids in pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.

Scroll to the bottom of the post to download your free copy!

Animal Classifications for Kids

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this fun activity for helping children learn about animal classifications. Use this as a supplement to your science curriculum, to create an animals unit, for a science center, summer learning, or a fun mini unit to dive deeper into something your child is naturally curious about.

Scientists use animal classifications to sort animals by other similarities. This allows scientists to better study and learn about animals.

This fun activity will help elementary age kids learn various science terms and vocabulary related along with their meaning and eight examples of each. We love making learning fun for kids!

free Animal Classification Games to print in black and white or color to play and learn with elementary age students

Animal Classification Games

This is such a fun activity to play and learn with an animal classification game for kids from kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and enter your information in the box to grab the subscriber freebie animal classification for kids printable and click download now. If you are a current email subscriber, you will be immediately redirected to the pdf file for you to save and print. If you are a new reader – WELCOME! By entering your email address you are signing up to get our free weekly newsletter filled with fun, hands on learning activities and free printables for Prek-8th grade students. You will also get instant access to the file so don’t go anywhere.

Now print the pages that fit with what you are learning or what interests your child There are 20 pages in black and white or color to choose from.

print, fold, and play to learn about animal classifications with children using 10 cootie catchers

Animal Classification Activities

There are various different activities to teach animal classifications to kids. But first, decide if you want to use the black and white pages and allow your child to color the animals in with crayons, markers, or colored pencils or the full color pages.

Next, you will need scissors to trim the page down to the square.

Finally, follow the directions on the 2nd page of the download to fold your cootie catcher. If you prefer, this video is helpful for quickly folding cootie catchers.

fold the cootie catcher to play and learn about animal classifications with pre k, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 science

Printable Cootie Catchers

Now that you’ve downloaded the science cootie catchers, here are the cootie catchers you can make in this fun, educational activity for pre k, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 science:

  • arthropods cootie catcher – beetle scarab, cabbage white moth, cat flea, scorpion, crab, mosquito, dragonfly, stick insect
  • birds cootie catcher – pelican, parrot, bald eagle, owl, rooster, turkey vulture, seagull, flamingo
  • fish cootie catcher – shark, marlin, picasso fish, volitan lionfish, powder blue tang, eel, clown fish, manta ray
  • insect cootie catcher – termite, bumble bee, caterpillar, cockroach, grasshopper, honey ant, hornet, spider
  • invertebrate cootie catcher – urchin, whelk, crawfish, centipede, jellyfish, shrimp, snail, worm
  • mammal cootie catcher – whale, gorilla, bison, whelk, rabbit, walrus, skunk, bobcat, coyote
  • mollusk cootie catcher – cuttlefish, bivalve, slug, scallop, squid, snail, octopus, limpet
  • nocturnal animals cootie catcher – toad, flying squirrel, hyena, fox, bat, owl, firefly, racoon
  • oviparous cootie catcher – king penguin, platypus, python, salamander, turtle, echidna, komodo
    dragon, frog
  • vertebrate cootie catcher – kangaroo, elephant, cow, lizard, snake, ostrich, lion, chimp


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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com


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