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Published by Anna Sawa in Teaching Ideas · 18 September 2019
Tags: vocabularyanimalsspeakinggamesactivitiesnursery_rhymes
It is well-known that animal topics are interesting on their own for children. However, a teacher needs to prepare some activities which involve students. The best way to catch their attention are objects they can see, touch or even taste. Here you can find some ideas what and how to use that your lessons about animals would be a great success.

Finger puppets

 Zoo animals activities for children Zoo animals for EFL children

It is a good idea to use finger puppets to introduce a new set of vocabulary. Put on finger puppets one by one and say "Hello, children. I'm (ex. a parrot)." Encourage children to say "Hello (ex. parrot)" to each animal. Then you can say or sing the rhyme like this:

"Parrot finger, parrot finger, where are you? (point to a parrot)
Here I am, here I am, how are you?"
and students respond:                                       "I'm fine, thank you."

Repeat the rhyme with the rest of the animals you would like to teach.

Matching game

     Animals activities for EFL kids  Activities for zoo animals vocabulary

Put the animal puzzles into the bag and ask different students to take out a puzzle and match it to the board. Then you can ask children to name the zoo animals they can see.

Animal dominoes

Zoo animals games for ESL kids

Divide your students into groups of four and give a set of dominoes to each group. Ask children to say aloud names of the animals which are on a tile they draw.

Zoo animals biscuits

     Animals activities for ESL kids  Wild animals games for children

Children one by one choose an animal they can name, say it aloud and then they can eat the biscuit. Bon appetit!

Click the links below to find more ideas to teach EFL kids about animals:

I hope you find my ideas interesting and useful for EFL kids. I will be greatful for your comments or feedback.

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