Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Matching Animals To Their Names

  1. Create a 5x6 grid numbered 1-30 out of thick tagboard. Cut out the squares from the tagboard along the gridlines.
  2. On the backs of the cards of tagboard draw or paste pictures of animals on half of them. On the other half, put the names of these animals.
  3. Students play a matching game with the cards.
  4. This can easily be made more difficult by having students match scientists to their inventions, objects to their scientific names, etc.

More Center Focus Ideas

Valentine Flower Pots
Base10 Blocks
Distances Traveled
Time Capsule Diorama
Dough Dreidel
Letter to an Author
Story Problems
If You Could Be An Animal
Olympic Rings
Create an Instrument
Sand Painting
Beast Feast
The Gymnastics Incident
Anthropomorphism
Sponge Observation
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Love Songs
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Election 2000
Who Is That?
Rebus Stories
Always Say Never Sometimes
A to Z
Moldy Pumpkins
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Turkey Math
Inclined to Slide
Take for Granted
Interview a Veteran
Put the Story in Order
Valentine Placemats
The Color Mix-Up
Totem Pole
Thumbprints
Bring Your Own Tale
Egg Volume
Person, Place, or Thing?
To Float or Not To Float
The Mayflower Voyage
Krypto
How Far is Sydney?
Popping Popcorn
Ten Black Dots
"A Busy Year" Reading
Pocket Chart
Broken Ruler
If the Earth Were Flat
Height of a Tree
Haikon Mosaics