Flashcards for teaching about animal behaviour

       Flashcards for teaching about animals: hooves, horns, antlers, paws, shells, gills, tentacles, scales, fur, and stripes.




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Quick Reference:




What's the difference between antlers and horns?

They are both extensions of the skull plate, but an antler is shed every year and grows back. A horn does not shed and will not grow back if broken.


What's the difference between tusks and horns?

A horn is an extension of the skull plate, but a tusk is actually a tooth extending  out of the animal's mouth.



























Animal Body Parts Flashcards



   An animal with tusks: Sample card.

 Animal Body Parts Flashcards


At present, there are forty-five animal body parts cards in all  in the fifteen categories.


Make two copies of each card for a total of 90 cards. Students can play the game of fish to practice using the vocabulary. Though, you don't have to use all of the cards at once if you don't want to.


There are two basic dialogues for playing fish. It doesn't really matter which dialogue you use.


Dialogue structure 1:


A: Do you have an animal with tusks?

B: Yes, I do. (No, I don't. Go fish.)

A: Is it a walrus?

B: Yes, it is. (No, it isn't. Go fish.)



Dialogue structure 2:


 A: Does your animal have antlers?

B: Yes, it does? (No, it doesn't. Go fish.)

A: Is it an elk?

B: Yes, it is. (No, it isn't. Go fish.)


With the new additions to the cards (beaks, fangs, feathers, and tails) you might want to use two animals from each set, or choose only animal traits that you want to focus on.


For ideas on how to use these cards visit the ESL Flashcards section, and to see more cards, check out the Flashcard Gallery.


Resources created by Chris Gunn





animals with antlers

animals with claws

animals with fins

animals with fur

animals with gills

animals with hooves

animals with horns

animals with paws

animals with scales

animals with shells

animals with spots

animals with stripes

animals with tentacles

animals with tusks

animals with wings

Newly Added:

animals with beaks

animals with fangs

animals with feathers

animals with tails

These cards go well with the animal behaviour cards, which teach language such as nocturnal, migratory, aquatic, extinct, and endangered.

.Also check out the Animal Kingdom Describe and Compare Game.