Land or Water Activity


How to teach Environments

Using this Land or Water Activity, students play this sorting game to learn which animals live on land and which live in water.

Understanding where you find specific objects builds your students vocabulary of land and water. This worksheet gives your students practice with sorting land and water terms.

Place the land and water sorting mat in front of all of the players. Players shuffle the cards and deal the same amount to each player. Take turns spinning the spinner to land on land, water, spin 2 times, or lose a turn. If a student lands on land or water, they must find a matching animal in their deck and place on the sorting mat. If they do not have a match, their turn is skipped. The first player to get rid of all of their cards wins!

Other resources to use with this Land or Water Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about environments.

Use this Land and Water Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by having students share what they know about objects that you find on land or in water. Next, record their ideas on a piece of chart paper. Then, students complete activity with a partner. After game play, draw a picture of your favorite land and water animals on the worksheet provided. Students can continue their research and study of lakes usingLakes and Seas Life Science Reading Comprehension Worksheet.

Be sure to check out more Environments Worksheets.

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