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With the days getting shorter as we enter the fall season, this is a fantastic time for the kids to learn about the wonderful world of animals that come alive when the sun goes down.
From skunks and raccoons to opossums and bats, there are so many amazing creatures that come out after dark and with this nocturnal animal shadow matching game, you can learn about all of them!
Matching Nocturnal Animals
There is something very intriguing about the night. I know my kids were always curious about what goes on when they are tucked in their beds.
They instantly had an infatuation for the creatures that get to stay up all night long. They had so many questions about these creatures: How did they see in the dark? What did they do all night long? How could they sleep with the world so bright? Why did we some of these animals during the day? What makes the day animals different from the night animals?
Those are all excellent questions and can easily open the door for a fun science unit on nocturnal animals!
The Night Creatures
While some kids are fearless, others don’t like getting out at night. The world is dark and scary. They can’t see well.
However, we know that there is a whole other world that comes awake in the night. These fun creatures will ignite the little scientists in our homes and classrooms and get them excited about the fun creatures of the night.
These fun creatures are a great way to introduce the night life, or to use as a great refresher for older kids.
This shadow matching game introduces some friendly faces of the nocturnal world like owls, skunks, raccoons, and bats!
Setting up the Game
Setting up the Nocturnal Animals Shadow Matching game is super easy. After printing, cutting, and laminating (for easy reuse and durability), you can either use these cards as a simple matching, file folder, or memory game.
However you use it, simply have the kids match the shadows to the corresponding animal.
The Nocturnal Animal Shadow Matching game is a great resource for teaching about nocturnal animals or if you are looking to add another dimension to the habitats of forest animals.