Firstly, you will need to understand the different types of animals; fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. If you don’t know these already, ask a grown up or look on the internet or in a book. You will need to know example animals in each category and what the differences are.
Ready? Well done! Now your job is to make a game of animal snap. Think of 2 or 3 different animals per category and draw and name the animal on small pieces of paper or card. For example, for fish I will draw salmon, tuna and angelfish. For amphibian I will draw frog, newt and salamander. Each animal has a separate card. Divide your cards into 2 piles and give one pile to a partner. Take turns to lay down one of your cards. If both the cards are from the same animal category, e.g. salmon and tuna, shout snap! First person to shout it wins the cards. Winner is the person at the end with all the cards.
If you want a challenge, try to include animals that your partner might not know- e.g. could you confuse them with an eel or a dolphin? You would need to prove to them that a dolphin is not a fish, using your science knowledge. You could also add categories of mini beasts such as snails and slugs, worms, spiders, and insects.