One Moose, 20 mice Spot it! Dobble game. Fun and effective numbers, patterns, animals and colour practice. Play 5 games with 65 cards. Use with or without the story.

One Moose, Twenty Mice Spot it! Dobble game

Such a fun way to teach ESL kids animals, numbers and colours!

♦ Perfect to use without the One Moose, Twenty Mice book too!

♦ Your young learners will learn useful vocabulary without even realising! Play and learn : )

♦ Includes 65 cards, 5 game instruction cards and card backs.

♦ Flexible and engaging for any stage of your class or even as a fast finisher reward.

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What will my students learn?

This is a fast-paced game that really helps children develop their pattern awareness (and in this set, number recognition). You can help children build important social and team work skills, especially if you encourage them to help each other out with unknown vocabulary.

In the standard way of playing the game, the player who ‘spots’ a match, has to say the item that matches. With English learners they can say the word in their 1st language or point to the item, BUT they have to ask their classmates or teacher for the English before they can ‘win’ the card. With older or higher level learners, you can make it a rule so that they win points every time they use the English word on their first try.


Animals: moose, crab, ladybird, whale, horse, duck, snake, frog, parrot, tiger, owl, fish,   monkey, dog, dolphin, spider, hen/chicken, butterfly, elephant, mouse

Numbers: 1 to 20

Colours: (cats): pink, purple, green, yellow, red, blue, orange, black, white, brown

Patterns: (optional): stripes, dots, checks, zigzags, flowers, jigsaws, squiggles, hearts, scallops

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.

This resource doesn’t include a full lesson plan, but it includes instructions for five games and guidance on how to prepare the game cards. You can find links to storytelling videos and other songs and resources on the One Moose, Twenty Mice Story Resource Page.

Yes, of course, although your young learners will be much more engaged playing with this, AND they’re likely to learn much more too!

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