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Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?

Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?


We are LEARNING to

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Group and sort a variety of common animals based on the foods they eat.


Super Helpful FACTS

  • Carnivores eat other animals (meat)
  • Herbivores eat plants
  • Omnivores eat other animals and plants


Useful Link

What types of food do animals eat? - BBC Bitesize




  • Sort a collection of domestic animals into groups according to the type of food they eat.
  • Sort into alternative groups, using their own classification criteria, and explain your reasons.
  • Record your ideas with drawings and labels on paper.
  • Add your favourite creatures to the Aspen and Larch Padlet.


Use the animal comparisons resource below: this includes a variety of domestic animals and different food pictures, such as meat, fish, leaves, fruit and grass, along with labels for making category sets. Use these as a starter and then compare your results with the answer sheets - how did you do?


Can you think of any other wild animals? Use the same category labels and food pictures with your own toy animals, drawings or photographs. I wonder if you will need to draw different food for these animals? Do whales eat fish food from a tub?


Have you found more carnivores, herbivores or omnivores? Is that true about all animals around the world? Which do you think there are more of? FIND OUT!


Practical Resources

  • Small world toy domestic and wild animals
  • Food pictures
  • Category labels
  • Paper for pictures and labels plus pencils
  • Padlet (click image below for link)