ABC Animals
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A board game with cards for kids to learn greetings and responses in English.

how to play the game

This is a board game with cards for 2-4 players (or teams) to practise English greetings, animal names and the alphabet.


Print out a game board and cards. If you want, you can stick the printout onto the heavy paper. Laminate for future use.
Cut out the individual cards, fold them and glue. Learn more how to prepare our double-sided cards (pdf).

Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the playing cards.

how to play

  • Shuffle cards and put in a pile face down.
  • Take a turn by flipping a coin (heads = move 1 space; tails = move 2 spaces).
  • When you land on a square with the flower, you take a card from the top of the pile, then you have to greet the animal by saying the rhyme. For example, you can say:
    Tiger, Tiger, you live in the Zoo. Hello, Tiger! How are you?
  • If you are right, don't move.
  • If you are wrong, move back one space.
  • The winner is the first player to reach the finish.

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