Winter is rapidly approaching and it seems like lots of parents and educators are getting ready for the cold season.
So, we thought we’d share a new set of free printable flashcards today – Arctic Animal flash cards!
I love learning about the Arctic with the kids. The animals that live there are so varied (and adorable).
Plus, there are all kinds of fascinating behaviors to study: from penguins that huddle together to keep warm to Arctic hares that lighten in color as they age for an amazing camouflage.
Read on to get your copy of these Arctic Animal learning cards – free!
If your students enjoy using these, be sure to check out our Spanish Arctic Animals Learning Card set for even more vocabulary practice!
Printable Arctic Animal Flashcards for Kids
To use these Arctic Animal flashcards, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are used below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Laminator (Helps cards stay sturdy longer)
- Hook and loop adhesive coins (optional)
This flash card set includes eight different Arctic animals:
- Sea Lion
- Arctic Hare
- Arctic Fox
- Arctic Wolf
- Orca Whale
- Polar Bear
- and Beluga Whale!
The first set of cards are flashcards to introduce students to each animal.
Be sure to read the name of each animal aloud and have students repeat it as they look at each picture.
The second set of cards are picture matching cards with the name only.
A page of separate animal pictures is included.
How to Use the Arctic Animals Learning Cards with Students
If you choose, you can put the flashcards on a ring for use at centers. Let students practice reading each animal name aloud as they come to each picture.
Once students have mastered identifying each animal, let them practice their recognition by finding the right picture for each animal name!
If you want to make this a reusable activity, add hook and loop adhesive coins to the back of the pictures.
Students can practice matching them up again and again!
Pretty soon they’ll be naming all the Arctic animals on their own!
Books about Arctic Animals for Kids:
For even more arctic animal fun, try these great kids’ books about arctic animals!
Be sure to check out these other winter activities!
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More Polar Animal Ideas from the Early Elementary Team:
Penguin Addition to 100 with Hundreds Chart from Life Over C’s
Polar Animals Facts Game from In the Playroom
How Do Penguins Stay Dry? from Raising Little Superheroes
Polar Bear Food Chains from Rainy Day Mum
Polar Bear Place Value Math Games from Sugar Aunts
Polar Bear Footprint Multiplication from Still Playing School
Arctic Animals Sight Words Game from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Polar Animals True or False? from Sallie Borrink – Living and Learning Outside the Box
Penguin Art Project from Preschool Powol Packets