As teachers we all love teaching students about animals, there is something that just catches the imagination about this topic. This resource came after making another Monopoly type game for phonics and CVC words, and some other language elements, and i though the idea could be used for other vocabulary elements, so i have started with animals. The download is at the bottom of this page. The name came out of my head, so if you have any better ideas please let me know!!

This game follows the very basic format of the old board game monopoly but has animals instead of streets, the instructions are here and on the file as well. I have written them for students and for teachers.

This is the PDF version, and this is FREE!

However i do have the PowerPoint versions of these as well. These will cost $1 USD when i put them up. Just because it took such a long time to make! If you are in desperate need of the editable one you can email me on the link below, or sign up as I do giveaways of the editable versions of the big resources for subscribers as well.

Anyway here are the instructions for students and teachers.

Student Instructions

  • Everyone starts on go
  • Write your name on the score card
  • Throw the dice and move around the board.
  • When you land on the animal you have to say it or describe it to get the points.
  • If you land on the animal card it you have to solve the riddle, or do the task
  • First player to 100 is the winner

Teacher Instructions

  • Give each player a counter and a dice per game board
  • Ask them, or go through the rules on the board. Explain what the corners mean.
  • Player throws and moves their counter to the box and then does the task or reads the word. If they do It correctly they can put their points on the score sheet. If they land on an Animal card they have to solve the riddle or do the task.
  • First to 100 ( or what ever you say wins.)
  • Can have up to four people play.
  • I have fully editable versions but they are 1 USD as it took me AGES to make this 😛
  • Hope you enjoy it its worked great in my ESL classroom.

These games are great for both student and teachers, as the students are fully engaged and it frees up the teacher to focus on students needs as they are working ( or in their mind playing) It also turns the lesson into student centered instead of teacher centred and this results on more students on task.

Did i mention it is great to see them having fun as well 😉 IF you want more like this please sign up, and if you watch the video then subscribe as well!!

I am trying to get to 1000 subscribers on the YouTube channel. (I will be honest about why! then they pay me for the adverts they put on it!)

Here is the download file for the PDF version of the game.

Most of resources can be premium downloaded below, they are all editable so you can adapt them for your, classes, students and schools. It also helps me with the costs of running the website!

The editable version is so you can change it to suit your classrooms and students. It costs a dollar.

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I have been a teacher of English for over 15 years, in that time i made hundreds and thousands of resources and learnt so much i think its worth sharing. Hopefully to help teachers and parents around the world.

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