Jungle Animals Roleplay Masks and Puppets. Use in story retelling. Practise jungle animal vocabulary. Includes versions with and without eye holes. Includes detailed procedures for a super engaging lesson.

Fun Jungle Animals roleplay masks and puppets

Have excellent fun with these Jungle Animal roleplay masks and puppets for your jungle theme.

♦ Less planning, more learning! Comes with detailed activity procedures for a super engaging lesson or lessons across a range of different levels.

♦ A dynamic and engaging craft to practise jungle language and/or dramatise a story (e.g. Monkey Puzzle).

♦ Choose from smaller and larger templates, all with helpful cutting guidelines to support your youngest learners.

Ready for some Jungle animals roleplay and puppet fun? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

Or get them in the Monkey Puzzle Activities BUNDLE  or Jungle Animals Activities BUNDLE Incredible value!

What will my ESL young learners learn?

Roleplay masks and puppets give you opportunities to practise all sorts of language! You can use them to practise story language or different exchanges while pretending to be a character.

If you intend to use them to retell or roleplay parts of a story, your young learners can practise some of the following:

Jungle Animal vocabulary

monkey, elephant, frog, parrot, snake, spider, butterfly, bat, monkey mum, monkey dad, gorilla, crocodile/alligator, lion, tiger, jaguar


While not essential to complete the activity, you may want to help your learners acquire and/or use the following vocabulary and structures:

Additional vocabulary

  • Actions: jump, fly, run, crawl, swing, walk, stomp, slither
  • Adjectives of description: big, small, slimy, moist, furry



Additional phrases and structures

  • Has/ has got: e.g. It has got a beak; It has a trunk etc.
  • Can for ability: e.g. It can fly; It can jump, etc.
  • Verb ‘to be’: e.g. It is big. It is small, etc.

You can also choose to consolidate language from a story you use, e.g., from Monkey Puzzle – Is this your Mum? No, no, no. That’s not my mum. That’s a spider.

Game and activity language

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

What’s first? What comes next? What’s after/before the…?

Can you find the…? I can see a…

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Colours, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, scissors. 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! 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!

Definitely! This resource includes clear stages with detailed procedures for each part. Not only that, it helps you tailor your lesson to higher and lower levels.

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create and play with these. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

Once you’ve had a chance to use your materials, don’t forget to come back to leave a review. As a thank you, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any other resource : )


  • Masks! Sometimes that’s all you need

    Jungle animals are a popular topic for kids as is, but being able to play jungle animals with masks is much better. These include activity ideas too so that’s a win win for everyone.

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