Animal vocabulary games, worksheets, stories, songs and flashcards

A mix of young learners and adults animals material – hopefully clear which is which. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.

Updated 28 March 2020

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Pick words to make the underwater picture

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Designing our own bug

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Animal ears headdresses

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IELTS Speaking Parts Two and Three on animals

Animals and body parts possessive S drawing game

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Songs for animal vocabulary

From Head to Toe song (lots of good actions, but crappy tune)

Daddy’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow gapfill and animated video with words

Symbiotic (quite a high level song with no worksheet about the relationship between a rhino and its accompanying bird)

Words to There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf wiggle wiggle (good for pre-school)

Names of baby animals song

The animals went in two by two song (animated video with words)

Everything beneath the sea (very catchy song, but high level vocab, fast, and no obvious mimes etc – from LearnEnglishKids)

We’re going to the zoo (ditto, but a bit lower level and should be able to do at least some actions)

Can a flea climb a tree (ditto – quite amusing but fast, and pretty bad recording quality)

Stories for animal vocabulary

Pets at the animal shelter  (on LearnEnglishKids)

The ABC Zoo  (ditto)

Online games for animal vocabulary

Make your dangerous animal (for quite high level vocabulary like “horns” – on LearnEnglishKids)

Animal maker (easier game on the same site for ‘s and reading of sentences)

Animal vocabulary flashcards

Animals beginning with vowels flashcards

Animals which begin with consonants flashcards

Big selection of animal flashcards

What animals eat flashcards

Flashcards for the book Monkey Puzzle

Flashcards for the book Over in the Meadow

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