Looking for a fun family game which helps to expand your child's knowledge of the animal kingdom? Look no further! We've got you covered with this printable animal naming game.

Simply move from "start" to "finish" by naming animals from the respective categories on the printable board. More than one person can play at a time. An excellent activity to bring along on roadtrips or when during an outing to the city zoo.

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils

In this activity, your child will learn to sharpen their knowledge about animal classification through a simple naming game.

It will help your child or student:

  • Improve their understanding of the how animals are classified i.e. mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
  • Gain a greater appreciation for wildlife and the importance of biodiversity on Earth.

Let's get started!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Do simple research online to understand how animals are classified. Here's a comprehensive video about animal classifications:

Here's a great resource about the different characteristics of animals according to their classifications. Click here to check it out.

  • Research and read more about biodiversity. Here's a wonderful and beautifully animated video about the importance of biodiversity by the Royal Society, narrated by renowned British naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
  • Start playing the printable game!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable game sheets for your child to play the animal naming game.

What's included:

  • 1 coloured animal naming game printable board
  • 1 black and white animal naming game printable board
  • 1 animal name sheet (to write your answers)


  1. Get from "Start" to "Finish" by naming a different animal for each classification box on the board.
  2. More than one person can play. First one to write the animals names from "Start" to "Finish" correctly wins.
  3. This game can be replayed many times.

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