Students love animals! We explore everything about the amazing creatures all around us.
So we find ways to bring various animal activities right into the classroom by talking about our pets and researching animals out in the wild.
Because bringing animals into our lessons is a great way to get kids learning without realizing they’re learning.
And so our students can show what they know, I’ve created these Food Chains Puzzles. This helps our preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students learn and review food chains in a hands-on way.
Want even more animal study activities? Be sure to take a look at all of our Animal Studies Endless Bundle.
Inside You’ll Find:
- 5 pages of puzzles
- Covers 6 different habitats, each habitat has 2 different food chain puzzles.
I find it best if you print this center on cardstock and laminate it so you can use the center for years to come.
Supply list for Food Chain Puzzles:
- paper or card stock
- laminating pouches
- Food Chain Puzzles Printable (scroll down to download!)
Using the Food Chain Puzzles
Students will first pick a habitat to work on and then find the corresponding food chain puzzle pieces. This student picked the Pond habitat.
Students will then sort through all of the pieces, looking for which food chain matches the habitat they have.
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
Another way this activity could be used is to have all of the habitats and food chain pieces laid out on a table or the floor. Students will then sort the remaining puzzles pieces according to what habitat the food chain belongs with.
If you have younger students or students struggling with this concept that might be overwhelmed with all the pieces at once, you can differentiate this activity and provide them with only a few matching food chain pieces at a time. Once they master the pieces you gave them, you can slowly add in more.
Want More food chain Ideas?
If you want to extend your food chain lesson across the curriculum, check out our Food Chain Science Unit.
Download Your Food Chain Puzzles Printable Below!
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Have fun as you dig into the animal survival with these Food Chain Puzzles Printable.