Jungle animals board games and craft
Your ESL kids will have a blast playing with these jungle animal board games AND learn lots of useful language as they play.
♦ A super interactive way to practise jungle animals vocabulary and descriptive language.
♦ Cater to all ages and abilities with a choice of different board games and procedures.
♦ Give your young learners even more English speaking practice with the create your own game versions. They'll play at home with their families too!
♦ Easy to follow tips and suggestions that give you loads of ideas for different ways to play.
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What will my ESL young learners learn?
Apart from the jungle animals vocabulary, you can challenge your young learners to use different structures and useful classroom language. Lots of English going on!
- Jungle animals: monkey, elephant, frog, parrot, snake, spider, butterfly, bat
- Actions (lower level): jump, walk, fly, speak
- Actions + sounds (higher level): crawl, squawk, hiss, coil, croak, swing, cuddle
While not essential to play the game, you may want to help your learners acquire and/or use the following vocabulary and structures:
- Jungle animals: crocodile/alligator, caterpillar, cricket/grasshopper, fly
- Animal body parts: tail, trunk, legs, arms, tusks, wings, antennae, beak, teeth, feathers, fur, scales, fingers, claws, skin
- Adjectives of description: big, small, slimy, moist, furry
Additional phrases and structures
- Has/ has got: e.g. It has got four legs; 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 – No, no, no. That’s not my mum. That’s a spider.
It’s my turn. It’s your turn. Whose turn is it? Roll the dice. I got a (5). Move forward (2). Go back (1).
Where’s the…? What is it? What’s this? What’s that? Can you find the…? I can see a… Collect the… Go to the…
Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome.
Colours, scissors, cut, glue, paper, card.
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. Add in a vocabulary game and a jungle animals song and you’re good to go. You’ll find songs and links to stories you might want to use on the Animals Topic Resource Page.
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!)
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 : )