KidSparkz Theme-a-Pedia: 163 themes for preschool and pre-K 


Here is a collection of activity pages and games to make that co-ordinate with the early childhood theme Animals, and can be used when planning activities and curriculum for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten children.  Download instantly, in Adobe PDF format.

There are many other individual Animal Theme pages on this site.  This page is an overview of all animals, with the focus on the relationships of various animal species, their differences, and similarities.




16 pages, this is a large file. 4 photos for each of 15 types of animals, 60 flashcards altogether. Types include Echinoderms, Crustaceans, Fish, Primates etc.  Works for all levels; use pictures for vocab and recognition for younger children; use the information at the top of each page to teach budding scientists.


Animal_diversity_list.pdf  Animal_diversity_list.pdf 

This is the list of groups of animals presented in the flashard file to the left. It is based on the scientific categorization of animal species in the Kingdom Animalia. This is an introduction to the concept, and of course does not include all. For more information for interested students, use your search engine to find "Animal Phyla".


Animal diversity sorting 

15 pages.  The animal photos in the flashcard file above can be sorted onto these pages. Start with 2 groups, for example, Birds and Fish.  "Put all the animals that are Birds on this paper, and all the animals that are Fish on this one".

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 Animal diversity tracing 

15 pages. One animal from each group.

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 Animal diversity background textures 

17 pages. General animal textures, birds, reptiles, mammals etc. Use for sorting bases, math mats, cut up for collages etc.

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Animal diversity puzzles

15 pages - one animal from each group of flashards above. 6 pieces in each. Print 2 copies - cut up one and match to the other.

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Animal diversity finish & color
15 pages. One animal from each group. Children can discuss, and draw other things that might be associated with the animal.
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2 pages - pond and 6 pond animals



2 pages -desert and 6 desert animals 



2 pages - tundra and 6 tundra animals 



2 pages -grassland and 6 animals 



2 pages - ocean and 6 ocean animals 



2 pages -rainforest and 6 animals 



2 pages - shore and 6 shore animals 



2 pages - forest and 6 forest animals 



2 pages - farm and 6 farm animals 



2 pages - house and 6 diverse families


Animal Habitats manipulatives 

27 pages - this is a BIG file. Six large animal cutouts, for each habitat, for games, recognition, vocab, categorizing etc.

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Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat? 
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 Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat?  Tundra   T

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 Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat?  

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 Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat?  

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 Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat? 

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 Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat? 

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 Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat? 

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 Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat? 

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  Discussion - Which animals live in this habitat? 

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 Connect animal to habitat.

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 Connect animal to habitat 

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lion, tigers, panda, fox, owl, leopard, cow, pig 




 What comes next animals

 Complete the pattern cut and paste 1pg color 

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Go Togethers Animals.

Match animal parts to the appropriate animal 4 pgsb/w \

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Color animals

 10 pages, b/w. An animal for each of 10 colors. Horse, koala, snake, polar bear, kangaroo, panther, kitten, butterfly, pig and whale. 

Find lots of songs about

Animals at

Preschool Sings!   


If you like this category you might also like:
 Forest Animals
Birds Theme
Arctic Animals
African Animal
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