Kids love learning about animals, no matter the language. Help children acquire and learn animal vocabulary through these fun animal stories, songs and crafts. On this page you can find our Animal Songs collections, Animal stories, Crafts and Printables related to the animals topic, Powerpoint games and Powerpoint stories.
Choose your favourites from the galleries below or use the playlists to let the songs run continuously.
Click on the book covers to go to the relevant story page. Find videos of the stories and links to related songs and craft activities.
The following story-related resources can be used to develop language related to animals. Depending on the story, you can work on other topic related vocabulary too. All resources can be used independently of the books or complemented with a video from our storytelling videos.
A popular resource, full of crafts and activities to support learning about people, animals, colours and numbers, whilst also building on literacy and vocabulary skills. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.
Walking through the jungle is a popular story and song that always goes down well with kids. Use these interactive games, crafts and activities to support learning language related to animals, actions, colours and numbers and common language chunks that appear in the song. See full description and preview in our TpT store.
Support children’s learning about colour recognition, understanding patterns, counting, literacy and vocabulary development whilst building on the theme that we are all unique. Storytelling cards provide dynamic storytelling opportunities, even if you don’t have the book.
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Use with or without the story to learn about animals, support colour and shape recognition, practise counting, introduce sounds, letters and rhymes and build on literacy and vocabulary skills. Following activities in the pack, children will also develop fine motor skills through colouring, tracing, cutting and sticking to create the various crafts whilst being encouraged to listen, follow instructions and develop social skills. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.
A perfect resource to help children learn about jungle animals, body parts and physical appearance, whilst also building on literacy and vocabulary skills. Includes Storytelling cards to use even if you don’t have access to the book. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.
These fun interactive games, worksheets and crafts help children develop language related to people, animals, prepositions, colours and number. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or in our TpT store.
Differentiated worksheets and craft activities to complement From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. Perfect revision and practice of animals, body parts and actions vocabulary while developing fine motor skills, literacy skills, social skills and understanding of the world. Find complete description and preview in our TpT store.
Attractive card sets starring body, animal and action vocabulary that you can use in conjunction with Eric Carle´s From Head to Toe story OR as part of a unit on body parts, actions or animals. Original designs!
Children first complete their worksheet then transform it into a set of dynamic playing cards. The perfect complement to the Head to Toe story by Eric Carle or as part of a unit on body parts, animals or action vocabulary. See full description and preview in our TpT store.
An interactive craft where kids create their own scene based on One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt. Perfect to work on rhyming, local wildlife and garden vocabulary. ALSO INCLUDES completed worksheets to use for vocabulary games, and colouring dictations. See full description and preview in our TpT store.
Use these CLICK, CLACK, MOO cards to play games, pre-teach and practise key story vocabulary from the story OR as part of a unit on Farm Animals. Flashcards come in both A4 and A5 sizes and include image and word cards. Optional card backs are included and detailed Activity Suggestions. See full description and preview in our TpT store.
The following 16 page mini-book is a great resource for re-telling the story in a dynamic and interesting way. You can choose between two different variations. The first one allows you to simply print and follow the assembly instructions. The second can be used in a fun treasure hunt / sequencing activity. Detailed activity suggestions are included. See full description and preview in our TpT store.
Use these CLICK, CLACK, MOO templates in a follow-up activity to this story or as part of a unit on farm life. There are a mixture of templates with wide and narrow guidelines for writing practice, as well as drawing templates for a more artistic response! The letter templates are a fun way to practise writing. Why not have your class write letters to you or each other? All templates are available in colour or black and white. See full description and preview in our TpT store.
These simple powerpoint games can be used to practise animal vocabulary that appears in the stories. They can be used independently of the stories. Activity suggestions have been provided in the notes section, especially where slides contain only images and it is not immediately obvious how you could use them.
Practise animals, body and action vocabulary with this animation slide.
Monkey Puzzle – Hidden pictures
Practise animal vocabulary from the Monkey Puzzle story with these graudal reveal games.
Monkey Puzzle – Shapes reveal
Watch the shapes disappear to reveal the Monkey Puzzle animals.
These free powerpoints include colourful images and simplified text. You can use them to tell the stories in a simplified way. If you are using these in a classroom setting with a projector, you might also enjoy using the slides for other vocabulary and language games.
Simplified Elmer story
Join Elmer the colourful elephant on his adventure. This simplified version includes useful repetition of colours and animals vocabulary.
Monkey Puzzle powerpoint story
This adapted version of the story includes useful phrases, jungle animals and body parts vocabulary.