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What is an Animal Group?

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What is an Animal Group?

In this activity related to dinosaurs, learners explore why animals live in families. Learners discuss and identify animals living in families or groups from images and photos. Then, learners create large and small dinosaurs out of pre-cut geometric shapes. Learners describe how the two dinosaurs are interacting in a group. This activity is featured on page 24 of the "Dinosphere" unit of study for K-2 learners.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Dinosaurs
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Populations
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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