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Winter is such a fun time to head outside and look for animal tracks. Of course, you can do this in the summer too, but the fresh snow makes finding animal tracks so much easier. Have fun with these printable winter animal track cards perfect for playing matching games or identifying tracks.
Ideas For Using These Animal Track Identification Cards
Hide the footprint cards around your home and have your children explore to find them and match them up to the animal cards.
You can also hide the animal cards and use multiple track cards to make an indoor track for children to follow.
Try making up your own clues as to where you hid the animal cards and have your children follow the clues to find the hiding animals.
Make An Animal Track Identification Guide
Print off the animal and track cards cut them out and place the matching cards back to back, you can glue them together if you like. Laminate the cards, then punch a hole in one corner. Attach all the animal cards to a keychain ring.
Now you have an easy to use animal track id set to take along with you on your nature walks.
More fun animal track ideas
Tracks in the SnowNature Series: Science on Tracking ExpeditionNational Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Animal Tracks of North America (The Audubon Society Pocket Guides)Animal Tracks Activity Book (Color and Learn)Roylco Animal Tracks Rubbing PlatesAnimal Tracks and Signs: Track Over 400 Animals From Big Cats to Backyard BirdsHow to Track a Rabbit (Scatalog: A Kid’s Field Guide to Animal Poop)Who Pooped in Central Park? Scat and Tracks for Kids
Animal Tracks Memory Matching Game
Print out your animal track cards on cardstock, cut them apart and shuffle them up. Place the cards face down on the table or floor and have your child turn over 2 cards at a time. Continue turning cards over until all the animal tracks have been matched to the correct animal.
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