Looking for a fun desert animal fine motor activity? My daughter loves learning about animal facts and then telling them to me. One of her favorite sets of animals (besides rainforest animals is desert animals. Being the mommy that I am, I wanted to see how much she knew about where animals live.
I also wanted to help her work on her fine motor skills and so I created this fun Desert Animal Cut and Paste Sort for her.
Desert Animal Fine Motor Activity (Cut and Paste Sort)
Books to Read While Exploring the Desert Animal
Fine Motor Activity
Looking for some awesome books to read with your kids while you explore the desert animals theme? Feel free to buy any of the books you see below from Amazon. Be sure to also check out your local library for more ideas as well.
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Creatures of the Desert WorldDesert Animals and Plants for Kids: Habitat Facts, Photos and Fun | Children’s Environment Books EditionMany Biomes, One EarthWhy Oh Why Are Deserts Dry?: All About Deserts (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Way Out in the DesertWhat Animals Live in the Desert? Animal Book 4-6 Years Old | Children’s Animal BooksWelcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal HabitatsWho Pooped in the Sonoran Desert? – Scat and Tracks for KidsWho Lives Here? Desert Animals
- Desert Animals Cut and Paste Sort pack (at the end of the post)
Using the Desert Animal Fine Motor Cut and Paste Pack
Step 1 Printing the Desert Animal Fine Motor Pack
Print both the board game (main sorting page) as well as the animals. You can also choose to print this on cardstock if your printer allows it.
Step 2 Cutting
Cut out the animals and have your child identify them.
Step 3 Discussion
Let them tell you as much as they can and be sure to see if they know where they live. Also, see if they can identify any desert animals prior to showing them the images.
Step 4 Sorting
Have them sort the desert animals under the two categories: lives in the desert and do not live in the desert.
Step 5 Gluing
Once sorted, they can glue the animals in their respective sections.
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