As a teacher, I liked nothing more than finding a good pattern or a good set of cards and then coming up with an activity to go with it. Many times, just seeing the cards made an idea pop into my head. Perfect!
On a whim, I searched for “ocean” on our website and specified that I wanted to see only cards. I found with some terrific options! “Ocean” is a great theme for this time of year, but of course, we have patterns and cards on every theme under the sun. Don’t forget to search for your favorite classroom theme!
Have youngsters sort ocean animals and pond animals with this set of cards.
Match ocean animals to a set of clues with these self-checking cards.
Put the black-and-white version of these oversize cards at a center and encourage students to make their own ocean animal booklets.