Zoo Animals dominoes cover. Includes 5 variations for different skills practice. Practise zoo animal and description language. Facilitates language practice both during and after making the game.

Zoo Animals Dominoes

Engaging multi-staged practice of super useful zoo animals and descriptive language.

♦ Effortlessly engaging games and craft that really get your ESL young learners learning useful vocabulary and phrases.

♦ Several options that make it super easy for you to choose the level of difficulty appropriate for your particular students.

♦ Perfect for mixed age groups - use the picture dominoes with preschool and include some literacy practice with primary.

♦ Print and play OR use the included Activity Procedures to include even more practice while they make their very own copies of the game.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

There are several variations so you can easily differentiate the skills practice. Choose the picture to word or matching templates to work on literacy skills, or print the picture to picture templates for learners who aren’t reading yet.

The ‘Make and Play dominoes sets allow you to provide even more practice as they make their own copies of the dominoes to take home and play.

Depending on how you conduct the activity, your students also get plenty of practise of their listening and speaking skills. 

Don’t forget the valuable classroom language you’ll be helping them learn. See a summary below:


camel, dog, snake, crocodile, monkey, parrot, bear, giraffe, frog, elephant, lion, tiger


  • Have/Have got, e.g. A giraffe has got a long neck. This animal doesn’t have legs.
  • Can for ability, e.g. This animal can fly. This animal can’t jump.
  • Be, e.g., This animal is brown. This animal isn’t small.

Classroom language

It’s my turn. It’s your turn. Whose turn is it? I can’t play. I have one! Knock, knock. I pass.

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, 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. 

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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