Free Mother & Baby Animals Matching Activity

Free Book Printable for Mother's Day

As you may know I have been creating a lot of book printables lately, specifically Board Book Printables for Toddlers. I wanted to make an activity that we can do for Mother's Day to go along with the classic book "Are You My Mother?" by P.D. Eastman. This is a cute story about a baby bird who, in search for his mother, goes around asking several different animals, including a cat, hen, dog and cow, if they are his mother. You can read this book and then do this matching printable activity with your toddler or preschooler.

It features 10 different mother/baby pairs of animals. It is a great way to teach your child how to visually recognize animals, the names of both baby and adult animals, and it is also a great visual discrimination exercise.

Page 1                                              Page 2 - cut out page


Free Book Printable for Mother's Day
Free Book Printable for Mother's Day

For toddlers I recommend that you laminate both pages, cut out the pieces from the second page and attach them with velcro. This gives you a nice reusable activity that your child can do over and over again. For preschoolers or children learning to use scissors, you can let them cut out the pieces from the second page and glue them to the first page.

Funny story - as I was doing this activity with my older daughter she asked me where the daddy animals are. Yeah, she's a daddy's girl.

Download your Free Printable Mother & Baby Animal Matching Activity


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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

14 comments:

  1. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! Pinned it!

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  2. This is great! And I can't wait to print and play! Pinned! Thanks for sharing today!

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  3. Love the printable! It'll be especially helpful for my preschooler learning the names of the baby animals, something we need to work on! :)

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    1. Awesome, I hope your preschooler enjoys it! :)

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  4. Gostei da ideia, utilizo para ensinar a lingua inglesa.

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  5. these are beautiful! thank you for sharing at Kids Learning Printables!

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  6. Such a cute activity! I love it! Are you My Mother is one of my favorite kids books. I'm actually thinking of creating a lapbook for it. Thanks for the ideas :)

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  7. My 2 year old will LOVE this-everything small is "baby" and the big version is "mama" right now.

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  8. Very fun activity! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  9. Are you my mother is a great title for little ones and these printables will go wonderfully with the book.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  10. Our exchanged has allowed me to dig around your blog a bit! I'm in love!!!

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    1. Thank you!! :) I'm so excited about this book exchange!!

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