Crawly Creatures Picture To Object Matching With Free Multilingual Printable

A fun, easy and hands-on activity to teach toddlers and preschoolers about insects and other crawly creatures. With Free Multilingual Montessori printables.

Insects Picture to Object Matching: A fun, easy and hands-on activity to teach toddlers and preschoolers about insects and other crawly creatures. With Free Multilingual Montessori printable 3 part cards.
Saying that my 2-year-old daughter has an obsession with insects, bugs and other crawly creatures is an understatement.

Last year, we bought a house with a small garden and we spent countless hours working and playing in the garden.

For the first time ever, we planted herbs and trees and we were able to collect our first raspberries and apples.

While we were at it, my daughter discovered so many insects and crawly creatures.

She was fascinated, she waited patiently to see a butterfly flying around the flowers and would go hunting for centipedes and ladybugs around the garden.

Whatever she was able to catch (an ant, a centipede or a snail) she would put on a little trailer filled with soil. She took care of her crawly creatures and carried the trailer around the garden and to the playground.

It was just amazing.

So last week, when we received our Safari Ltd Insects TOOB she was super excited to play with all the bugs and crawly creatures in this amazing TOOB.

Montessori Crawly Creatures 3-Parts Cards: Insects, Worms & More

My daughter is only 34 months so I made these cards to use for picture to matching with our Safari Ltd Insects TOOB . For older children who can read you can use them as 2 part cards.

Picture to object matching is one of Tutu’s favorite activity. And since she is loving her insect figurines so much, I thought this would be a fun way to talk a little bit more about the creatures that came with the TOOB.

The TOOB comes with 9 different kinds of insects (caterpillar, grasshopper, mantis, dragonfly, ladybug, honeybee, ant, butterfly, crockroach and housefly). And 3 more crawly creatures (centipede, scorpion, and spider). You will find all these in the printable 3 part cards.

Insects picture to object matching with free printables for toddlers and preschoolers

How to set up a Montessori picture to object matching activity

Simply print the 3 part cards, cut them and laminate them.

For younger children, you can use the cards as simple matching cards, as I did with my daughter.

Put the cards in a tray with the Safari insects Toob and invite your child to match each figurine to the right picture.

That’s it! Such an easy activity to set up and so many benefits that come with it.

For older children who can read you can use it as 3 part cards and let them match the pictures to the labels.

 

Benefits:

As I said, picture to object matching is one of Tutu’s favorite activities.

Actually, Tutu was already matching the figurines to the photos on my screen as I was preparing the 3 part cards.

Through picture to object matching children can:

  • Understand symbolic representation of objects. In other words, they learn to make connections between the abstract (the photo of an animal) and real objects (the figurines).
  • Learn new vocabulary.
  • Develop visual discrimination skills (the photos don’t look exactly like the figurines, is that really a dragonfly?)

All these skills are important to develop rational thinking and for early literacy.

As three part cards these cards help emergent readers to learn new vocabulary and increase interest in reading.

Additionally, these cards are also perfect to introduce new vocabulary in a new language (Spanish or English).

Montessori inspired insects 3 part cards.

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 Insects Picture to Object Matching: A fun, easy and hands-on activity to teach toddlers and preschoolers about insects and other crawly creatures. With Free Multilingual Montessori printable 3 part cards.

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How do you use Montessori 3 part cards with young children? Share your ideas in the comments bellow.

Note: The activities on this page should be done under parental supervision and discretion should be used to determine if this activity is age appropriate for your child.

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    • isabel368@gmail.com says:

      Hi Patricia, Once you subscribe you should get a confirmation email. And when you confirm your email, you’ll get a welcome email with the link and password for the subscriber’s area. At the bottom of the subscriber’s are you’ll find the printable. Please let me know if you have problems downloading the file, I’m happy to help.

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