3 Free Printable Forest Animal Matching Activities

I love forest animals and learning about them is so much fun. They are not the most talked about animals, so some of the animal names can be new to preschoolers. We had a blast learning to say “hedgehog” today! Shiloh, my preschooler, is really into matching right now. I’m glad that she is finally starting to utilize some of the skills we’ve been demonstrating to her for so long, so I was happy to make her this set of 3 free printable forest animal matching activities and also happy to share them with you for this week’s #TeachECE forest animal theme.

3 free printable forest animal matching activities for your preschoolers! Memory, spin & cover, and graphing activities for your forest animal theme.

Materials needed for the Forest Animal Matching Games:

  • Paper
  • Laminating pouches
  • 2 Brads (paper fasteners)
  • 2 Small paper clips
  • Dry-erase crayon
  • Game markers (we used mini-erasers)
  • Scissors (or other pointy object to make a hole)

What’s included in the Forest Animal Matching Pack?

Spin & Cover Game

3 free printable forest animal matching activities for your preschoolers! Memory, spin & cover, and graphing activities for your forest animal theme.

To prep: Print and laminate the Spin & Cover Game. Use the scissors to gently poke a hole at the center of the spinner. Place the paper clip on the brad and slip the brad into the hole that you created. Open the backing of the brad and tape the “legs” of the brad to the back of the game board to secure it.

To play: Spin the spinner. Cover a picture that matches the animal that the paper clip landed on. You can play with two players using two colors of game markers or you can just play with one player.

Spin & Graph Game

3 free printable forest animal matching activities for your preschoolers! Memory, spin & cover, and graphing activities for your forest animal theme.

To prep: Print and laminate the Spin & Cover Game. Use the scissors to gently poke a hole at the center of the spinner. Place the paper clip on the brad and slip the brad into the hole that you created. Open the backing of the brad and tape the “legs” of the brad to the back of the game board to secure it.

To play: Spin the spinner. Color one box on the graph to show which picture the paper clip landed on. Continue spinning until one of the graph lines reaches the top. Then, fill in the blanks with the correct number to show how many times each animal was spun.

Memory Game

3 free printable forest animal matching activities for your preschoolers! Memory, spin & cover, and graphing activities for your forest animal theme.

To Prep: Print on the white side of scrapbook paper and laminate. The scrapbook paper makes it so that the kids can’t see through the cards to cheat. Cut out the cards.

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To Play: Place the cards face-down on the table. The first player turns over two cards to find a match. If a match is found they try again, if a match is not found it’s the next player’s turn. Winner has the most matches at the end of the game.

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    1. You’re welcome! Enjoy! And if you ever run out of brads, you can always use the tip of a pencil held to the center of the circle to hold the paper clip in place.