Rainforest Plant or Animal?

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In this craft activity, learners will compare and contrast the major functions of plants and animals. Through discussion, a group vote, and a Venn Diagram (to be filled with pictures), learners will develop their ability to understand the differences between plants and animals. This standards-based activity includes wrap up discussion questions and key vocabulary. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Archive.org.]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • large plant and animal images (one set per class)
  • plant and animal cards worksheet (one per student)
  • glue (one per student)
  • leaf printout and mouth printout (one per student)
  • crayons (one set per student)
  • paper plates (two per student)
  • stapler (one per group)


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Classification
    • Ecology
      • Biodiversity

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • California Academy of Sciences


  • , California Academy of Sciences, 2008