Animals: Songs, Stories, Crafts, Printables

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.

Animal Songs

The collections below are divided into different groups: pet songs, sea animals songs, jungle animals songs and farm animals songs.

Choose your favourites from the galleries below or use the playlists to let the songs run continuously.

Pet songs

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Jungle animals songs

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Sea animals songs

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Farm animal songs

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Animal Stories

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.

What do You DO with a tail like this - link to story resources page

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

The Three Billy Goats Gruff book cover - link to story resources page

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Pig in the Pond book cover - link to story resources page

The Pig in the Pond

The Ants go Marching book cover - link to story resources page

The Ants Go Marching

 The Gruffalo book cover - link to story resources page

The Gruffalo

 The Gruffalo's child book cover - link to story resources page

The Gruffalo’s Child

 Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

 See You Later Alligator book cover - link to story resources page

See You Later Alligator

 Penguin book cover - link to story resources page

Penguin

 One Moose, Twenty Mice book cover - link to story resources page

One Moose, Twenty Mice

 One Mole Digging a Hole book cove - link to story reosurces page

One Mole Diggling a Hole

 Old Macdonald Had a Zoo book cover - link to story resources page

Old Macdonald Had a Zoo

Never Tickle a Tiger book cover - link to story resources page

Never Tickle A Tiger

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Click Clack Moo - Cows that type book cover - link to story resources page

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Children Make Terrible Pets book cover - link to story resources page

Children Make Terrible Pets

Monkey Puzzle book cover - link to story resources page

Monkey Puzzle

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly book cover - link to story resources page

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Seals on the Bus book cover - link to story resources page

The Seals on the Bus

Ten in the Bed book cover - link to story resources page

Ten in the Bed

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear story resources pageBrown Bear, Brown Bear
Oi get off our train story resources page - kids club english
Oi! Get off our Train
From Head to Toe story resources pageFrom Head to Toe
Over in the MeadowOver in the Meadow
The cow that went oink resources pageThe Cow That Went OINK
Old Macdonald had a farm link to story resources pageOld Macdonald Had a Farm
One Duck Stuck link to story resources pageOne Duck Stuck
Goodnight Gorilla link to story resources pageGoodnight Gorilla
Rainbow Fish story resources pageRainbow Fish
Owl Babies story resources pageOwl Babies
Fidgety Fish story resources pageFidgety Fish
Walking through the jungle link to story resources pageWalking Through the Jungle


Animal Crafts and Printables

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.

One Duck Stuck – Activity Pack

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 – Activity Pack

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.

 

Elmer the elephant – Activity Pack
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.
See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly – Activity Pack

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.

Over in the Meadow – Activity Pack

Fun and dynamic crafts and games to support learning language related to animals, numbers, actions, noises, habitats and nature. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

Monkey Puzzle Activity Pack

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.

Shark in the Park Activity Pack

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.

From Head to Toe Activity Pack

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.

 

From Head to Toe – Flashcards, Mini-cards, Matching Cards

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!

 

From Head to Toe – Playing cards craft

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.

 

One Mole Digging a Hole – Find and Stick

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.

 

CLICK, CLACK, MOO – Flashcards, Mini-cards, Matching cards

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.

 

CLICK, CLACK, MOO – 16 Page Mini-book

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.

 

CLICK, CLACK, MOO – Writing and Drawing Activity Templates

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.

 

Powerpoint games

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.

Hidden actions

Hidden animals powerpoint to practise language from From Head to Toe book

 

Practise animals, body and action vocabulary with this animation slide.

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Monkey Puzzle – Hidden pictures

Monkey Puzzle - Hidden images Practise animal vocabulary from the Monkey Puzzle story with these graudal reveal games.

Free download

Monkey Puzzle – Shapes reveal

Monkey Puzzle - Shapes reveal - Kids Club English

Watch the shapes disappear to reveal the Monkey Puzzle animals.

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Powerpoint stories

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

Elmer simplified story powerpoint. The Elmer story made simple for young learners of English as a foreign language.

Join Elmer the colourful elephant on his adventure. This simplified version includes useful repetition of colours and animals vocabulary.

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Monkey Puzzle powerpoint story

Monkey Puzzle Simplified powerpoint story -kids club english

This adapted version of the story includes useful phrases, jungle animals and body parts vocabulary.

Free download