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Desert Animal Fine Motor Cut and Paste Sort

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)

Your kids will have fun with this free desert animal cut and paste sorting that will help them sort animals but improve fine motor skills as well.

 

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.

(Please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience):

 Creatures of the Desert WorldCreatures of the Desert World Desert Animals and Plants for Kids: Habitat Facts, Photos and Fun | Children’s Environment Books EditionDesert Animals and Plants for Kids: Habitat Facts, Photos and Fun | Children's Environment Books Edition Many Biomes, One EarthMany Biomes, One Earth Why Oh Why Are Deserts Dry?: All About Deserts (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Why Oh Why Are Deserts Dry?: All About Deserts (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Way Out in the DesertWay Out in the Desert What Animals Live in the Desert? Animal Book 4-6 Years Old | Children’s Animal BooksWhat Animals Live in the Desert? Animal Book 4-6 Years Old | Children's Animal Books Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal HabitatsWelcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats Who Pooped in the Sonoran Desert? – Scat and Tracks for KidsWho Pooped in the Sonoran Desert? - Scat and Tracks for Kids Who Lives Here? Desert AnimalsWho 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.

Your kids will have fun with this free desert animal cut and paste sorting that will help them sort animals but improve fine motor skills as well.

 

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Try some of these desert animal activities in your desert animal lesson plan!

Joyce

Friday 6th of November 2020

no blue button ? How do I download the desert animals ? The post keeps sending me back to the library .

cynthia parker

Saturday 18th of April 2020

I don't see the print to download button. Please help.

Suzette Cleaver

Thursday 9th of April 2020

good

Sahaira Vasquez

Saturday 16th of November 2019

Is this great activity still available? I cannot have access!! :(

Mariska

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Hi tracy, great post! Can’t find the downloading link?