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40 free jungle animals flashcards (PDF)

Jungle animals flashcards

Jungles are an absolute treasure trove of lifeforms. They contain all manner of animals such as unique mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, and birds that can’t be found in other habitats.

There are so many creatures living in jungles that choosing a select few for these jungle animals flashcards proved a bit of a challenge. In the end, the most famous critters were added along with some more lesser-known and obscure beasts that will help students dive deeper into the topic.

These beautiful jungle animals flashcards feature real photographs of jungle creatures from all over the world. There are animal picture and word cards of beasts from the jungles of Central and South America, Asia, and Africa. The stunning visuals are engaging and get students interested in the topic which helps them learn more effectively.

With a whopping 40 picture and word cards you have a range to choose from so that you can create activities suitable for your class levels. Younger learners won’t be able to absorb all this vocabulary straight away.

Slowly introduce new flashcards to them as they progress and learn each animal over time. Older and more advanced students will benefit from using larger numbers of flashcards in your activities and games.

Using the jungle animals flashcards

There are a lot of things that you can do with these flashcards, here are a few fun ideas that you may not yet have thought of.

1 – Matching. Like all the free flashcards provided on this site, the words below the pictures on the cards are able to be cut out separately. By doing this you can create picture and word-matching games.

2 – Arranging. The jungle animal flashcards can be arranged in an assortment of interesting ways. You can arrange them in color groups or by animal types such as mammals, reptiles, and so on.

Try ordering the animals in ways such as by size (smallest to largest), most friendly to dangerous, or any other way you can think of. Another way is to group the animals by which part of the world they live in.

3 – Charades. This is particularly great fun for younger students. Get them to choose a card at random and then have them act like the animal on the card. Kids buzzing around like mosquitos and strutting like Komodo dragons usually turns out to be a great laugh for the whole class.

4 – Animal description. You can use the jungle animals flashcards as the basis of a description activity. This can be done in several ways and either orally or in writing.

It can be as simple as describing the animal’s body by talking about its legs, arms, hair, colors, and size. This can be made more complex by adding the animal’s diet, where it sleeps, country of origin, typical group numbers, and more.

You can even turn this exercise into a game by playing “20 Questions” or a variation of the game “Who am I“.

Related activities

If you are looking to supplement the jungle animals flashcards with further activities you will find some more handy resources here at ESL Vault.

First of all, you will want to check out the jungle worksheets that have vocabulary matching activities, a word search, and even a spot-the-difference activity.

For older students and those interested in discussion, try the jungle conversation questions. The animal vocabulary learned from these flashcards can be put to use in this speaking exercise.

Finally, for craft and coloring, there are other materials such as the build an elephant printable and the toucan coloring pages.

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