This week LittleMan surprised us by asking to study cats. I did a bit of looking around online but most everything I could find in the way of printables either felt “too young” for him, like this preschool pack [click here] or “too old” for him, like this lapbook [click here]. They are lovely resources for children, which is why I’ve linked them for my readers, but not quite what we needed. So I experimented with making our own printables. And now, in case someone else might find them useful, I’m sharing them for free with all of you. Keep in mind these are my first attempt at making printables so there is room for improvement, but they seem to be working well enough for LittleMan.
If you’re interested in downloading any of these, be sure to click on the text above the picture, not the actual picture.
Big Cat Match Up
6 cards with pictures of wild felines, 6 much smaller copies of the same pictures. Cut them out and let your child use a magnifying glass to match the smaller pictures to cards.
(I got the idea for this from What DID we do all day?)
Cat Anatomy Nomenclature Cards
For more information on how to use nomenclature cards, see this helpful post on Montessori Print Shop [click here]
Domestic vs Wild Cat Sort
Feline vs Canine Sort
If you happen to use one of these, please come back and tell us about your experience.