Reception Matching Animals Game

Teacher Specific Information

This Reception Matching Animals Game helps children identify changes over time. Children need to turn two cards over to find a pair. Children may also wish to list any other baby animals.

This game features the following animals: dog – puppy, chicken – chick, pig – piglet, sheep – lamb, horse – foal and penguin – penguin chick.

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Development Matters

40 – 60 Months
(UW-TW6) Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Early Learning Goal
(ELG14) Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials
and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments
might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things
occur, and talk about changes.