Fun with Farm Animals
Have fun learning farm animals and activating story and song language with these fun interactive lift the flap activities.
♦ Super useful farm vocabulary that you can integrate with your favourite farm songs and stories: cow, dog, pig, sheep, duck, horse, chicken, rabbit
♦ Option to build in extra farm places vocabulary focus to stretch your students: barn, field, sty, stable, kennel, hutch, pond, chicken coop/hen house
♦ Detailed activity procedures to help you plan quickly and efficiently.
♦ Flexibility to base your entire lesson around the craft, or select stages to complete over a series of lessons.
♦ Opportunities to develop listening, speaking and literacy skills, as well as vocabulary.
Ready for farm animals fun? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:
Note: This is a ZIP file including separate pdfs for American English, British English, black and white and colour.
What will my students learn?
This is an integrated skills resource with opportunities for listening, literacy and speaking practice. The included activity procedure helps you choose what’s best for your group and context.
Your children will also build their understanding of animals and places on a farm and have the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience of farm life.
In addition to the target language of animals and places listed above, you can also choose to consolidate the following structures and phrases.
Phrases from farm stories and songs
“Oh Dear!” by Rod Campbell:
He went to the (stable) and asked the (horse); No eggs here! Oh dear!
“Old Macdonald Had a Farm”:
On that farm he had a (sheep); With a (baa baa) here and a (baa baa) there.
“Click, Clack, Moo” by Doreen Cronin:
Impossible!; No milk today; We’d like…; No way!
“What the Ladybird Heard” by Julia Donaldson:
(woof) said the dog; The ladybird said nothing; (prepositions and directions)
“Pig in the Pond” by Martin Waddell:
There’s a pig in the pond!
What is it? What is this? What colour is (the pig)? It’s (a horse); It’s (a barn), etc.
It’s got (two legs); It has a (small tail); It has feathers; It has got a (long nose), etc.
It can/can’t fly; It can jump; It can swim; It can’t run, etc.
Present simple (live):
It lives in (a stable), etc.
Game and activity language
Where’s the…? What is it? Can you find the…? I can see a…
Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome.
Colours, scissors, paper, glue, pencil, crayons, pens, cut, fold, write.
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! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!
The provided activity suggestions for pre, during and after the craft give you all the steps you need to create a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners.
You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)
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