Free Animal Flashcards

Looking for animal flashcards? On this page, you can find free printable animal flashcards. These are great for teaching kids and beginner ESL students about the names of animals in English. As well as animal flashcards, you can also find printable board games about animals below.

Animal Flashcards

Large Flashcards

Animal Flashcards

This PDF includes 8 large animal flashcards. These are perfect for the teacher to hold at the front of the class, or to place on the board.

Small Flashcards

This PDF is a set of 8 smaller animal flashcards for students to hold. These can be used for many card games such as ‘find your partner’, ‘memory games, line bingo, and many more.

Animal Board Games

Board Game 1

Printable ESL Board Games for kids

This animal board game is best played in pairs and requires one dice. Students take turns in rolling the dice and moving their game piece. After landing on a square, students should make a sentence based on the image in that square. The aim of the game is to arrive at the center star to win a point. After winning a point, the student goes back to the start and begins again. The student with the most points at the end of the game is the winner. 

Board Game 2 – The Spinner Game

This Board Game to teach animals vocabulary is best played in pairs. Each pair of students needs one pencil and one paper clip. Place the clip in the middle and place the pencil in the middle of the clip. Then flick the paper clip to make it spin and make a sentence using the target language.

Board Game 3 – Race Around the World

ESL Board Game - Animals

No Need for Dice! In this board game students play rock, scissors, paper and ‘race around the world’. One student moves clockwise and one student moves anti-clockwise. Every time the student moves to a new square they should make a sentence using the target language.

Board Game 4 – Flick The Eraser

ESL Board Game - Animals

This animal Board Game is best played in pairs. Each student needs one eraser (or something small and light they can flick). To play, a student should place his / her eraser at the bottom of the board game. Then the student should use his/her finger to flick the eraser. If it lands in one of the hexagons, then the student wins that area and colors it in. Next, the students should make a dialogue based on the image in that area, and then its the next student’s turn. At the end of the game, the student with the most areas colored in is the winner.

Related Resources For Teaching About Animals

For more lesson materials for teaching about animals in English, check out these related resources:

Animals Quiz Game
Animals Guessing Game
Animal Worksheets