These flash cards highlight some animals that are found at the zoo. 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 children, I generally ask the child a question about the match they just found (What color is the giraffe? Can a zebra fly?) or I require them to say "I have two turtles" or "I have two lions" so that they practice plurals.
I have included the reverse side for the cards so that, when playing, the children cannot see through the cards.
As a final note: Many of the baby animals have specific names that most native speakers do not know or are not necessarily specific to that particular animal (a baby snake and a baby turtle are called hatchlings) and so I stuck with the more colloquial, "baby snake" and "baby turtle". 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
Zoo Animal Flashcards
by Beth Rachel Trout
is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License