Caring for creatures

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By Louise RichmondTeaching Assistant in a Reception class

Develop an understanding of animal growth and compassion for living things with these activities


Kitten and puppy

In this article:

  1. Animal match
  2. Look after me!
  3. Cross-curricular activities

Animal match

Match the baby to the adult

Physical Development – Movement and Space

Development matters: Move freely with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping (30–50 months); Show an understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: Move with confidence, imagination and safety.

What you need

Laminated pictures of adults and their young (you could choose farm animals, pets, wild animals or a mixture – whichever is most appropriate for your setting), or download our online-only ‘Adult and young animal circle-time cards ; resources for creating an obstacle course.

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