These flash cards highlight some animals that are found on a farm (because they are put there specifically by people; because they happen to wander onto it themselves, for example, a spider; or because their natural habitat is sometimes found on a farm, for example, a fish in a pond). There are two sets, one with and one without the animal name, so that the teacher can choose which he or she prefers (or the teacher can choose to use both). Each set has the adult animal and the baby animal. The flash cards can be used as such or they can be used to play memory games or Go Fish.
When I play memory with ESL users, I generally ask the child a question about the match they just found (What color is the horse? How many legs does a cow have?) or I require them to say "I have two horses" or "I have two fish" so that they practice plurals.
I have included a reverse side for the cards so that, when the children are playing, they cannot see through the cards.
As a final note: Many of the baby animals have specific names that most native speakers do not know (a baby mouse is called a pup) and so I stuck with the more colloquial, "baby mouse". If you would prefer to have the specific baby animal name, please write to me and I will gladly make a version with those names available.
©Beth Rachel Trout and Karina Dineva (Illustrations) 2014
Farm Animal Flashcards
by Beth Rachel Trout
is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License