Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I Can. Action Verbs Song for Kids (+ Flashcards and Worksheets)

My vacation is over and I am back to share my new songs, worksheets and other educational materials to help ESL teachers make their English lessons more fun and engaging.

Here is my new song I have written to teach the verb “can”, some action verbs and names of animals. This very simple song is suitable for fun activities while singing even with the smallest children. For example, in the course of singing the song kids could repeat actions of animals as seen in the little cartoon below which would certainly stimulate young learners’ cognition and memory.

Song lyrics:

Yes, I can, I can.
Yes, I can.
Yes, I can, I can.
Yes, I can.

I can jump, jump, jump like a kangaroo.
I can swim, swim, swim like a whale, too.
I can walk, walk, walk like a tall giraffe,
And like an ostrich I can run.

Yes, I can, I can.
Yes, I can.
Yes, I can, I can.
Yes, I can.

I can crawl, crawl, crawl like a jungle snake,
I can sleep, sleep, sleep like a sloth all day,
I can fly, fly, fly like a bird in the sky,
And like a monkey I can climb.

Yes, I can, I can.
Yes, I can.
Yes, I can, I can.
Yes, I can.


As usual I’ve created two sets of colorful flashcards to go with my “Action Verb Song” for kids to learn and remember some motion verbs and practice in using the modal verb can. The names of some wild animals are also introduced in the song. The first action verbs flashcard set contains cards with both pictures and words to help teachers introduce the new vocabulary in class. The second set includes flashcards with pictures only while words can be found on separate cards. I often use this set of flashcards for different games aiming at memorizing new vocabulary and practicing its usage.

wild animals action verbs flashcards
Wild Animals Action Verbs Flashcards

jungle animals action verbs flashcards

wild animals action verbs esl flashcards

wild animals action verbs flashcards for learning english

wild animals action verbs flashcards for teaching english

jungle animals action verbs flashcards for children

words for flashcards with wild animals and action verbs


Also I would like to share some worksheets for young English learners to practice in spelling of English animal names and action verbs.
Worksheet 1: In this task children should determine the correspondence between English letters and sounds as well as correctly match the wild animals with the letters their names begin with.

wild animals action verbs matching letters and pictures worksheet
Wild Animals Matching Letters and Pictures Worksheet
Worksheet 2: Using this assignment learners should read the animal names and match them with pictures.

wild animals action verbs matching words and pictures vocabulary worksheet
Wild Animals Matching Words and Pictures Worksheet
Worksheet 3: This task also aims at practicing spelling of wild animal names. Students are asked to determine what letters are missing in words, insert these letters and then match the word with the corresponding picture.

wild animals action verbs inserting letters and matching with pictures worksheet
Jungle Animals Insert the Letters Worksheet

Worksheet 4: This assignment helps children remember some action verbs. Pupils should read the words and match them with the corresponding picture.

action verbs vocabulary worksheet for esl
Action Verbs Matching Vocabulary Worksheet

Worksheet 5: This task suggests mastering pupils’ skills in building sentences with the modal verb can. Children should make sentences using the given chart and write them down on the lines below.

action verbs building sentences with the modal verb can worksheet
Action Verbs Modal Verb Can Worksheet

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