Zoo Animals Flashcards and game cards. Includes flashcards, mini-cards and matching cards. Practise zoo animals and description language. Includes animals in 'Dear Zoo' and 'It's Mine!' Includes game suggestions.

Zoo Animals Flashcards and game cards

Play and learn super useful zoo animals vocabulary and descriptive language in a fun way.

♦ Includes 12 animals in both image and text: camel, snake, elephant, giraffe, lion, monkey, frog, parrot, tiger, bear, crocodile, dog ('dog' is in 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell)

♦ Includes game ideas for hours of interactive practice and easy learning.

♦ A choice of three card types provide plenty of learning opportunities so your esl kids never get bored.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

These zoo animals flashcards and game cards can be used to practise all the vocabulary, but you can also use them to practise useful phrases and structures you’re working on.

The text cards can help you work on reading and spelling with older learners. They’re helpful as a support for writing activities too.

See vocabulary included on the cards and other structures you can focus on below:


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


Other possible structures and phrases

It is / This is / That is to identify animals

e.g. It’s a snake. That’s a tiger.

Adjective order with colours

e.g. It’s a blue frog.

Can for ability

e.g. I can see a pink monkey.

Description with ‘has got’ / ‘have’

e.g. This animal has got 4 legs and a long tail.


Classroom language

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

Can you find the…? I can see a… Where’s the….? Here it is! It’s here. Where does this go? Like this?

What’s next? What’s first? Is it my turn? It’s your turn. It’s a pair! You win. What’s missing?

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. 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! With lower levels you may choose to work on a fewer number of items at a time, and with higher levels you can stretch them with the whole gambit.

Use the text cards with older children to practise literacy skills.

Challenge higher levels to categorise the pictures and justify their choices.

These card sets aren’t designed to be used for a whole lesson, but they can certainly be used across a complete series of lessons on the story. You can even use them in other topic based lessons.

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