Zoo Animals Playing cards craft cover. Easy to choose ypur skills practice with several different variations. Practise zoo animals and description language. Includes game procedures.

Zoo Animals Playing cards craft

Have hours of fun making, playing and learning useful animal and description language.

♦ Includes several templates to differentiate for different skills, age groups and language points. 

♦ An easy way to help your learners acquire complete phrases (not just words!).

♦ Detailed activity procedures help you plan quickly and efficiently.

♦ Extend the learning opportunities with the craft option. Empower your young learners to take English outside the classroom and play at home.

Ready for Zoo Animals playing cards fun? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

Or get them in the Zoo Animals Activities Bundle. Incredible value!

What will my students learn?

Not only can they consolidate their understanding of the target vocabulary, they can also practise all four language skills if you choose. Incorporate listening practice with listen and find games. Focus on reading with the read and match options. Practise writing and/or spelling with the trace and gapfill options. Enjoy watching them use their English speaking skills while they have fun playing games with them.

You can choose which vocabulary set you want to focus on, or choose a mix of all three. Don’t forget the valuable classroom language you’ll be helping them learn too. See a summary below:


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


Adjectives of description: big, tall, fierce, grumpy, scary, naughty, jumpy, long, furry, wriggly, curly, small, sharp

Body parts: tongue, nose, neck, tail, paw, body, eye, mouth







  • 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. Can you jump like a frog?
  • Be, e.g., This animal is brown. This animal isn’t small. It’s a tiger.


Game and activity language

It’s a… I can see a… What do you have? I have…

It’s my turn. It’s your turn. I found a pair!

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome.

Colours, scissors, paper, glue, pencil, crayons, pens, cut.

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!

You can easily build your lesson around this resource. Sing a zoo song or read a zoo animals story, make the cards of your choosing and play the games with the included activity suggestions.

Not only that, you can use these cards over and over again in subsequent classes. More practice, more fun!

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 : )

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