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PRIMARY WORDS: LAND: Bear, cat, cow, dog, duck, elephant, fox, frog, gorilla, giraffe, hippo, goat, horse, koala, lion, monkey, mouse, panda, pig, rabbit, snake, turtle Sea: dolphin, fish, octopus, shark, whale


SECONDARY WORDS: LAND: camel, moose, penguin, seal, zebra, donkey, sheep, kangaroo, kitten, puppy, squirrel, lizard, rhino, owl, chipmunk, hen, rooster, otter, deer, wolf, raccoon, skunk  SEA: Clam, crab, eel, hammerhead shark, jellyfish, killer whale, lobster, ray fish, seahorse, shrimp, squid, starfish, swordfish, tadpole, possum  SPECIAL: Wombat, Tasmanian devil, echidna, kookaburra, duck-billed platypus, emu, sugar glider, dingo, cockatoo, frill-necked lizard, bandicoot, Tasmanian tiger, kiwi, wallaby  INSECTS: Ant, bee, beetle, butterfly, dragonfly, fly, ladybug, spider, grasshopper, caterpillar, wasp, mosquito, a praying mantis, firefly, worm



  1. Animal Noises: Introduce animals with gestures and noises. Let the kids guess the animal. If you have not found out already, Japanese animal noises sound completely different than what you are used to hearing, such as frogs say, "kero kero," dogs say, "wan wan" and cows say, "mo mo."
    • 動物の中声: ジェスジャと鳴き声で動物のことを紹介します。動物の名前を言わず、子供に推測してもらいます。英語での鳴き声は日本語でのと全然違います。例えば犬は「ワンワン」、カエルは「ケロケロ」、牛は「モモ」と言います。
  2. Your Country's Animals: While you should mostly use generic animals, think about using a couple of animals specific to your country.  For example, an Australian might use koalas, kangaroos or penguins, while an American from the Northwest might use wolves or moose.  Word of caution, if the animal is translated into Japanese in katakana, prior to class, explain the animal to the HRT to avoid embarassing classroom situations where you are telling the teacher, "A moose is like the result of a caribbou having sex with a horse."
    • 自分の国の旗: 一般の動物はいいけど自分の国の特定の動物はもっといいです。例えばオーストらリラならコアラやカンガルーや野犬などはいいで、アメリカの北西ならオオカミやヘラジカなどはいいです。注意、授業前動物の名前をカタカナの発音にすることの場合は担任に連絡するほうがいいです。分からなければ授業中のミスをしちゃって恥ずかしいし生徒達が混乱することもあります。


FLASHCARDS: LanternFish / eslHQ / MesEnglish

Animal Coloring: Children color animals according to the ALT's instructions.



Animals Go Whacko: Students learn animal names, movements and sounds through this educationally fun tag game.  

児童は、この教育的で楽しい鬼ごっこゲームを通して、動物の名前や動き方、鳴き声を学びます。これは、安全地帯(Safe zone)ゲームのバリエーションの一つです。

Animal Jeopardy: Students practice sayig various animals by choosing can't-be-seen cards from a Jeopardy-formatted chalkboard.  



Farm : Students practice saying various animals and colors by placing them on a giant farm. 



Hidden Colors (worksheet only)


Mysterious Animals: Students walk around with an unknown animal card on their back.  Their friends help unravel the mystery through the use of animal sounds. 


Pet Rock: Practice animal vocabulary while designing a pet rock.


Shapely Animals: Students draw animals using the shapes they are taught. This is a very easy and basic activity, which teaches kids to recognize shapes in animals. 



Tokuten:Tokuten (得点) means 'score'. Students combine colors and animals to compete in a hidden points game.


What and Where: This game is similar to Go Fish!, except a little more advanced. Students learn how to ask what and where questions while practicing animal and country names. 

このゲームは、少し発展的ですが、「Go Fish!」に似ています。児童は動物や国の名前を練習しながら、what やwhere を使って尋ねる方法を学びます。



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