Animals of the World puzzle (buy here) is an incredible 300 piece puzzle, featuring hundreds of animals from around the world in their native land.
This 300 piece puzzle requires precise sorting, patience, and determination. The process is lengthy but so rewarding as the child learns geography, such as continents, oceans, and its spacial relation, and zoology including types of animal: herbivore/carnivore, animals natural habitat, food their eat, the method of procreation, and more.
After having assembled the puzzle, Julia matched Wild Animal figurines (buy here) to those pictured on the puzzle.
We then discussed animals' movement, and Adrian sorted them into groups: those that swim, walk, and fly.
A" control of error" chart allows the child to check the work using the control-answer cards.
Adrian first did simple matching: picture to picture.
Finally, Adrian matched animals to pictures.
You may download for free "Animal's Movement - Swim, Walk, Fly" from Montessori Print Shop here.
For details about matching activities read here a post "Language Objects with Matching Cards."
Also, read here a post "Land, Air, Water Matching Activity."
Read here "World Animals and its Continental Habitat" post.