Desert Animal Sorting

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What makes certain animals better suited for desert life than others? Explore the differences between desert and non-desert animals with this picture sorting activity. Be sure to print the worksheet in color so students can observe and compare the coloration and patterns of the different animals.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Sort the animals as a whole class, discussing how each animal is or is not adapted to living in the desert
  • Implement this sorting activity as a learning center, having students paste the images on a piece of paper
  • Resource provides learners with both the written name and a clear picture of each animal
  • Young children are most likely unfamiliar with animals like the desert lark and cactus wren
Common Core