Animal Match - DESERT - Miniature Animals with Matching Cards - 2 Part Cards. Montessori learning toy, language materials - Desert Animals
Desert Animals - 11 Animals (2"- 3" Long) Rattlesnake, saguaro cactus, big horn ram, bobcat, road runner, coyote, armadillo, mountain lion, horned lizard, scorpion, prairie dog.
This Montessori learning activity focuses on matching miniature animals to their matching realistic photo cards. Children lay out the cards and place the miniature animal on the matching picture. This activity is small enough to take with you and can be extended into pretend play with the mini animals.
Matching Skill - Visual Discrimination:
This activity focuses on more advanced preschool matching. The objects are not an exact copy of the photo so children need to carefully observe details to match correctly. Children problem solve by looking at distinctive attributes that they can see on both the object and the photo. Usually they will start by color and eliminate pictures that do not share the same color. They can also look at shapes, patterns and details. They might ask themselves "what fish has spots?" or "which fish is long and skinny?". Most likely they will notice more than one fish with spots and have to look at another attribute. Recognizing these little details helps a child grow their category knowledge and learn new vocabulary!
What is Included:
- 11 miniature animals. (approx 2-3" long)
- 11 laminated cards professionally printed on 100# cardstock and laminated with 5 mil lamination. The cards are classroom tough. Cards are 2.6"x 2.5"
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These bags contain small parts that may not be appropriate for children under the age of 3. Adult supervision is required.