Arctic Animal Matching Games

This week we are learning about arctic animals and the tundra biome! It’s so fun to watch Shiloh learn about new animals that she doesn’t see in everyday life. She’s having a great language spurt, so it’s the perfect time to introduce new words like walrus, fox, owl and the other arctic animals. These arctic animal matching games are also a great way to work in some at-home speech therapy, but don’t tell her it’s work… or she’ll never play games with me again! The #TeachECE team is back from Christmas break, so be sure to check out all the great arctic and tundra activities at the bottom of this post.

Three arctic animal matching games! Perfect for an arctic or tundra unit this winter! Kids love these spinning games!

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Materials needed for the FREE Arctic Animal Matching Pack:

Paper

Laminating pouches

2 Brads (paper fasteners)

2 Small paper clips

Dry-erase crayon

Game markers (we used pom poms)

Scissors (or other pointy object to make a hole)

Three arctic animal matching games! Perfect for an arctic or tundra unit this winter! Kids love these spinning games!

What’s included in the Arctic Animal Matching Pack?

Arctic Animal Matching Spin & Cover Game

Three arctic animal matching games! Perfect for an arctic or tundra unit this winter! Kids love these spinning games!

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.

Arctic Animal Matching Spin & Graph Game

Three arctic animal matching games! Perfect for an arctic or tundra unit this winter! Kids love these spinning games!

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.

Arctic Animal Matching Game

Three arctic animal matching games! Perfect for an arctic or tundra unit this winter! Kids love these spinning games!

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.

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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8 Comments

  1. Thanks a lot for this amazing pack! But it would be great if there had been a list of arctic animals with proper names included. Thank you.

  2. I love this graph game! I’m going to have to print off several copies for my daughter. Thanks for the printables!