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ANIMAL, BIRD AND CAR ANAGRAM LIST

Celtica Mapping 2011 - 2020


One way to use the single letters of the Type B marker sets is to print “all controls” maps (as you would for a score competition).  All the controls are shown on the map with numbers beside each circle but no joining lines.  The numbers (from 1 upwards) can be allocated randomly across the map or with the closest to the start being the lowest numbers getting higher as they get further away, rather than in a logical sequence such as left to right.

To start with you can pre-prepare maps with the controls to be visited linked by lines as in any normal orienteering course.  Youngsters follow this course collecting a single letter at each control.  On completing the course they rearrange the letters to fit the lesson clue which can be written on the map, for example “A flower”.  As some words are fairly obscure it will be necessary to give a list of possible answers on the board.


A more challenging version is to give each youngster or pair a “all controls” map and a short list of control numbers (in ascending numerical order) to visit in any order, for example 3,8,11,13,24.   They first identify the controls on the map. If the maps are laminated they can circle them in permanent felt tip pen (which can be cleaned off later with methylated spirit) and then draw lines between then to create the most efficient course to visits all the specified points.

When they get to each control they note down the letter, and having collected all the letters return to the start.  They then have to arrange the letters they have collected to form a word that fits the clue they have been given – for example plants, wild animals, water creatures


This activity is good for literacy as well as developing orienteering skills.  It is also easily differentiated as more able or older youngsters can be given longer words and so have longer courses and more difficult anagrams


Checking answers is easy as right answers will be a word fitting the clue; there is no need to see if each control letter is right unless they cannot get an anagram with the letters collected


Words are listed by length as if they collect say 5 letters the answer will have be a five letter word so much reducing the potential range of words they need to consider.



If the clue is “birds” then with the standard marker set (26 markers A- Z) you can have:-


emu

auk

owl

wren

lark

tern

swan

duck

erne

crow

curlew

widgeon

warbler

ostrich

lapwing


kite

tern

heron

crane

snipe

robin

quail

swift

raven

falcon

jackdaw

nightjar

barn owl

flamingo

shrike

cygnet

avocet

merlin

pigeon

pelican

bustard

turkey

grouse

dunlin

starling,

goldcrest

gyr falcon

ptarmigan



coot

gull

rook

dodo

goose

macaw

eagle

condor

linnet

parrot

gannet

sparrow

blue tit

mallard

penguin

swallow

bittern

moorhen

pheasant

sea eagle

wheatear

partridge

crossbill

bullfinch

firecrest

albatross

merganser

greenfinch

woodpecker

bearded tit


yak

gnu

elk

rat

ape

fox

lion

toad

hare

lynx

mole

bear

frog

vole

puma

wolf


mink

sloth

bison

camel

hyena

lemur

eland

civet

okapi

snake

viper

rhino

gecko

tiger

zebra

wombat


mouse

badger

gerbil

monkey

lizard

gopher

ocelot

panther

chamois

warthog

wild cat

leopard

chipmunk

chameleon

springbok

field mouse




deer

koala

stoat

otter

moose

dingo

adder

panda

llama

iguana

weasel

caiman

possum

coyote

racoon



impala

beaver

jackal

jaguar

meerkat

axolotl

gorilla

anteater

elephant

capybara

kangaroo,

red panda

squirrel

tortoise

antelope


dormouse

polar bear

chimpanzee

orang-utan,

alligator

water vole

armadillo

bandicoot

wolverine

snow leopard

rhinoceros

rattlesnake

grey squirrel





Kia

BMW

Audi

Seat

Ford

Fiat

Lotus

Lexus

Honda

Iveco

Scion

Tesla

Skoda


Smart

Ariel

Elfin

Buick

Mosler

Morgan

Spyker 

Artega 

Austin

Ginetta

Pontiac

Venturi

Mustang 

Porsche

Triumph

Gumpert  

Renault

Daimler

Hyundai

McLaren

Citroen

Breckland

Dodge Ram

Overfinch

Volkswagen


Another list could be of makes of cars.  Some of these are pretty obscure sports cars by minor manufacturers which I had to look up before I believed it, but it was compiled by a six-year old.   For those youngsters interested in cars this could lead them to look up any makes they did not know.  With a standard marker set you can have:-


Lada 

Jeep

Saab

Arash 

Lancia 

Jaguar

Toyota

Bugatti

Bentley

Peugeot




Mazda

Rover

Proton

Volvo

Wolesley

Chrysler

Caterham

Daihatsu

Vauxhall


Abarth 

Nissan

Morris

Chevrolet

Land Rover

Alfa Romeo

Rolls Royce 

Aston Martin





With the extended set 35 markers set you can also have:-


With the clue “wild animals”  and using the standard 26 marker set you can have:-


With the extended set 35 markers set you can also have:-


With the extended set of 35 markers set you can also have:-


Click here to download lists

Bird and animal lists.pdf