There are 47 animal flashcards available for download on English Raven, divided into separate sets for zoo animals and farm animals respectively. In addition to smaller "pass and play" size versions, there are also super-size (A4) versions of each image available.
Zoo Animals Flashcard Set
lion elephant bear tiger snake hippo alligator penguin giraffe kangaroo shark dolphin monkey zebra seal camel eagle deer
Farm Animals Flashcard Set
cow horse chicken duck turkey goose pig sheep bull rooster hen goat ox dog cat mouse fox bird crow owl rabbit sparrow lamb chick piglet calf puppy kitten frog
Suggested Activity - Starters
Write students' names on the board in a list. Pass out random cards from both animal sets (one for each student). Looking at their card, each student says where they are (zoo or farm) and what they can see there (e.g. "I am at the farm today - I can see a horse"). Students get a point each time they communicate the place and name of the animal.
Suggested Activity - Movers
Place students in groups of 3-4 and hand out random cards from each set until all the cards have been evenly distributed amongst the groups. Have each group draw two maps, depicting a zoo and a farm. The challenge is to place their animals in appropriate places on each map (for example, different kinds of enclosure for the zoo, different parts of a farm - like a barn, field or forest). When they have finished, have each group do a mini presentation with their maps, explaining where and why they have placed each animal.
Suggested Activity - Flyers
Place students in pairs or groups of three and hand out random cards from each set so that each group has 3-4 cards (whatever works according to your overall class size). Have the students line up their animals and make a list of what is similar and/or different about them. They could use criteria like physical appearance, behaviour, foods, habitats, etc. Based on their lists, each pair or group could then present their findings to the class.