Elmer Flashcards and game cards cover. Includes flashcards, mini-cards and matching cards. Practise colours, adjectives, patterns within the elephant theme. Includes game suggestions.

Elmer Flashcards and game cards

Have fun playing games with these Elmer flashcards and game cards sets for engaging and effective story language practice.

♦ Help your young learners learn key colour, description and story language from the Elmer story in a fun, dynamic way.

♦ Try out the included game ideas for interactive practice and easy learning.

♦ A choice of three card types provide plenty of learning opportunities so your esl kids never get bored.

♦ Includes American and British English versions.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

These Elmer flashcards and game cards can be used to practise the vocabulary, but you can also use them to practise useful phrases from the story and structures you’re working on.

The text cards can help you work on reading and spelling with older learners. They’re helpful as a support for writing activities too.

See vocabulary included on the cards below:


  • black, white, green, yellow, purple, blue, pink, red, orange, brown, grey, multi-coloured

Adjectives of description

  • tall, small, old, fat, thin


  • stipy/striped, spotty/spotted, hearts, checks/checked, tartan, flowery, stars

Classroom language

Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…

Can you find the…? I can see a… Where’s the….? Here it is! It’s here. Where does this go? Like this?

What’s next? What’s first? Is it my turn? It’s your turn. It’s a pair! You win. What’s missing?

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. I’m finished.

What do teachers say about the resources?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

Yes! With lower levels you may choose to work on a fewer number of items at a time, and with higher levels you can stretch them with the whole gambit.

These card sets aren’t designed to be used for a whole lesson, but they can certainly be used across a complete series of lessons on the story. You can even use them in other topic based lessons.

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