Animal Classification chart and cards

We’ve started our journey into Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 : Flying Creatures of the 5th Day by Jeannie K. Fulbright for this year’s Science curriculum.

I made a classification chart with cards for the girls to figure out the classification system.

(Download here ~  Classification Table+cards)

Classification Chart page 1

Classification cards

They can play games with these cards: match animals to their descriptions, play snap, make a mobile … any other ideas?

playing with the cards

I’ve discovered that the hands-on activities help make the learning of new abstract concepts more concrete.  With this in mind we will also use some of the following :



17 thoughts on “Animal Classification chart and cards

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  3. I just found your classification chart on Google and it was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much for providing this for free – it will be a great tool for our our home school ventures. 😀


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  8. Great idea! One thing I wanted to add is that a trip to the zoo can add a lot to this. We took a trip to the local zoo, and too photos of animals and the information cards for each animal that shows its genus and family. Then, we classified each animal on that chart with its picture. @5th-6th grade science.


    • @Susan, golly – there’s nothing better than your approach! We’re just so very far away that we don’t visit zoos in ages. Also, some animals are not commonly found in our zoos in South Africa, so photographs just have to do! Enjoy it any way you can!


  9. Thank you! I was looking for a classification activity for my grandson for our zoo outing. This is perfect. Not too detailed and the pictures will be great practice before figuring out animals we see.


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