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animal footprint game kids guessing matching game


Here's a fun Animal Footprint Game for young children which explores counting, sizes, shapes, comparisons and matching. Very young children can just enjoy the process of making the footprints.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5 to 10s
Level: Easy

Materials
Selection of plastic animals
Modelling clay or play dough



ideally with different types of footprint e.g various numbers of legs, sizes of footprint, types of footprint (e.g. hooves, flippers, paws etc
Choose animals with different types of footprint e.g. various numbers of legs, sizes of footprint, types of footprint - hooves, flippers, paws etc


Method
Roll out flat pieces of modelling clay or play dough
Press each animal footprint into a piece of clay to make a print.



animal footprint game kids guessing matching game




animal footprint game kids guessing matching game


Spend some time looking at how many footprints each animal has, how big is their footprint, what shape is their footprint (e.g.hoof, paw, flipper etc) etc



animal footprint game kids guessing matching game




animal footprint game kids guessing matching game
Big and small




animal footprint game kids guessing matching game
Hooves




ideally with different types of footprint e.g various numbers of legs, sizes of footprint, types of footprint (e.g. hooves, flippers, paws etc
Tentacles


Now line the animals up and take turns to close your eyes whilst another person picks an animal and makes a print. Put the animal back where it was picked from and everyone can open their eyes again.
The guessers have to pick which animal made the footprint by looking at the number of footprints, size of footprint, type of footprint etc



animal footprint game kids guessing matching game
Which animal made this footprint


For an easy play dough recipe, click here.

Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Easy
#Animals
#Footprint
#Modelling clay
#Play dough
#Shapes
#Game
#Counting
#Matching
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