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Plant & Animal Superpowers Unit | Lesson 4 of 6
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Optional Activity: Matchup Game

In this game, you match animal mothers to their babies. Here's how to play with a group:

  1. Each person gets an envelope.
  2. Open your envelope and look for your match: mothers find their babies and babies find their mothers.
  3. When everyone has found a match, show them to the rest of the class.

See the Extensions at the end of this lesson for variations on the game.

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Extensions

Below are ideas for extending this topic beyond the activity & exploration you just completed.

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Baby Animal Matchup Game (variations)

  • For homeschool or small classes, print out one of copy of each page, cut out the cards, and have students match mothers and babies.

  • Have students try to find their match by acting out their animals. (No talking or showing others the picture of their animal.)

  • Have a discussion about the sounds that different animals make. Then have students try to find their match by making the animal's sound. (Don't forget — babies and parents may not make the same sound!) .

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Overview
Grade 1st
Topic Plant & Animal Structures And Survival
Focus Inheritance & Variation of Traits
Print Prep
Activity Prep

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In this Read-Along lesson, Amy notices that baby animals look a lot like the adults in their families—and then discovers that she does, too! The lesson includes a short exercise where students get moving by acting like farm animals. You can extend the lesson with the optional activity, Matchup Game, where students work together to match pictures of animals with their babies.

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COVID-19 Adaptations
Students can work solo
See our advice below
Students need a printout

Students at home
Students need the Baby Animal Cards (printed) and the Parent Animal Cards (printed). Students might need help cutting out the cards at home if you can't send pre-cut cards to students. For students working solo at home, we suggest following the instructions for this activity variation.
Students at school
How to adjust the supply list so students can work solo: Each student needs a copy of the Baby Animal Cards and a copy of the Parent Animal Cards. For students working solo, we suggest following the instructions for this activity variation.
Number of students:
Baby Animal Cards printout Print 5 copies
Parent Animal Cards printout Print 1 copy
Envelopes
30 envelopes
Prep Instructions

Print enough picture cards so that each student can have a parent animal or a baby animal. We suggest printing one copy of the parent animal cards and enough baby animals for the rest of the class since many babies can group with the same parent. If you have 30 students, you’ll need all 6 parent animal pictures and 24 assorted baby animal pictures. For homeschool or small classes, print out one of copy of each page, cut out the cards, and have students match mothers and babies. Cut out the pictures and put each one in its own envelope to distribute to your students.

Overview
Grade 1st
Topic Plant & Animal Structures And Survival
Focus Inheritance & Variation of Traits
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