Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards Freebie

Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards Freebie

Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards FreebieThis post has a nocturnal animal 3-part cards freebie in English and in French. As night falls earlier, we are out during darkness, and may see nocturnal creatures. Prior to Halloween, take the children outside to enjoy the wonders of nature at night so they will be more comfortable that night. Help them enjoy the beauty of the evening. Animal costumes are popular at Halloween, also, as the cutie in the this picture.  Take advantage of such opportunities and explain to the children information like when dressed as mice, they are dressed like nocturnal animals. Because the child pictured is being raised as a French/English bilingual child, this printable is in both languages.

Realistic Animal Photos Version of this Printable

The cards are in English and French, in entirely separate sections.

So, I learned many homeschools and Montessori teachers prefer realistic pictures on 3-part cards, so I have made a free printable with real photos.

Free realistic-Nocturnal-Animals-English+French-3-part-cards

Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards Freebie

Here are some photos of the materials in use.  First, the 3-part cards with realistic animal photos in English on a Montessori rug. The rug is used to help define work space for children in Montessori classrooms. There are more pictures about using these rugs at this post by Living Montessori Now.

Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards Freebie in English

Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards Freebie

Placing the cards on a tray in small containers helps the children more easily work with the cards, as the materials are organized ahead of time for them to use.


Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards Freebie in French

Next, is a photo of the French 3-part cards in use on a Montessori rug.

Nocturnal Animal 3-Part Cards Freebie

And now a photo of the French 3 part cards with animal photos in use on a tray.


Here is the preview of most of the French cards.
realistic-nocturnal-animals-in-French-and-English-preview_Page_3Here is the preview of most of the English cards:

realistic-nocturnal-animals-in-French-and-English-preview_Page_2 This post was added to the Living Montessori Now Montessori Monday weekly link up.

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If you are interested, please also check out my free clip art animals version of this printable, also free.

Thank you for reading!Carolyn Wilhelm

You might also like the free zoo animal coloring pages and word search at this blog post link.


About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.


  1. Morgane 10/25/2014 at 1:51 pm

    Oh I love this!!! This is so terrific for bilingual kids! Thanks!!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 10/25/2014 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you so much for writing, Morgane! A certain bilingual child was the inspiration! Carolyn

  2. Deb 10/24/2014 at 7:55 am

    Your cards are wonderful, Carolyn! Thanks so much for including both English and French versions. And thanks for linking to my post. I was happy to feature your cards as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest. 🙂

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 10/24/2014 at 11:17 am

      Thank you so much, Deb. I’m honored when you share one of my freebies as the printable of the day. Your work is exemplary. So, I’m working on fixing my other 3-part cards as you suggested. Carolyn

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