Animal Flash Cards | MiniZoo Blog

There are so many ways to play with MiniZoo figures, but if you want some inspiration for what kinds of play you can encourage to boost your child’s learning and love of animals at the same time, consider making some animal flash cards!

If you read my last blog, you’d know that promoting visual literacy is an awesome way to help your kids learn. Flash cards are an excellent tool to do just that.

Perhaps you already have some animal flash cards at home, which might work perfectly with our animal figures.

 

For those who want a whole alphabet set, or want to create your own, we have complied two categorised A-Z lists of MiniZoo figures for any animal or dinosaur lover. All you have to do is make or print matching flash cards to go along with your alphabet collection.

 

To make my flash cards, I have simply used some pretty craft card and written a letter from the alphabet for each one. Easy peasy! I’ve also used some letter stones to match up the dinosaurs.

Animals

A - Aardvark, Ape, Alligator, Alpaca, Albatross, Ant, Antelope

B - Badger, Bear, Buffalo/Bison, Bat, Bee, Beluga Whale, Beaver, Baboon, Butterfly, Boar

C - Cheetah, Camel, Crocodile, Cow, Chicken, Crab, Chimpanzee, Chameleon, Capybara, Cassowary

D - Deer, Donkey, Dog, Dolphin, Duck, Dragonfly, Dingo

E - Elephant, Eel, Echidna, Emu 

F - Fox, Frog, Fish, Flamingo

G - Giraffe, Goose, Grouper, Gorilla, Goat, Gazelle, Grasshopper

H - Hare, Hippo, Horse, Hedgehog, Hyena

I - Iguana, Impala

J - Jaguar, Jellyfish

K - Koala, Kiwi, Komodo Dragon, Kangaroo

L - Lemur, Lion, Leopard, Lynx, Lizard, Llama, Lobster, Ladybird

M - Meerkat, Monkey, Manatee, Mouse, Moose, Mole

N - Numbat, Narwhal, Nyala 

O - Otter, Owl, Ox, Octopus, Okapi, Orangutan, Ostrich

P - Parrot, Panda, Pig, Penguin, Polar Bear, Peacock, Porcupine, Platypus, Puffin, Possum

Q - Quokka, Quoll

R - Raccoon, Rhino, Rabbit, Ray, Reindeer

S - Sloth, Squirrel, Snake, Sheep, Seal, Squid, Shark, Starfish, Seahorse, Swan

T - Tiger, Tortoise, Turtle, Turkey, Toucan, Tapir, Tasmanian Devil

U - Urial (or European Mouflon), Unicorn (if you don’t mind having a mythical creature in the mix).

V - Vulture, Vaquita

W - Wolf, Walrus, Whale, Wombat, Wildebeest, Warthog

X - Xenarthra (or Armadillo)

Y - Yellow Equatorial Frog, Yellow Fat Tailed Scorpion

Z - Zebra

Dinosaurs

A - Anklyosaurus, Allosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, Amargasaurus, Apatosaurus, Archaeopteryx

B - Bajadasaurus, Baryonyx, Brachiosaurus, Brontosaurus, Brontotherium

C - Camptosaurus, Carnotaurus, Ceratosaurus, Chilesaurus, Compsognathus

D - Deinocheirus, Diabloceratops, Dimetrodon, Diplodocus, Diprotodon, Dromaeosaurus, Deinotherium, Dunkleosteus

E - Edaphosaurus

F - Fukuisaurus

G - Gastonia, Giganotosaurus,

H - Hydrotherosaurus, Hyaenodon Gigas

I - Ichthyovenator, Iguanodon

J - Jobaria

K - Kamuysaurus, Kronosaurus, Kelenken 

L - Lisowicia bojani, Lythronax, Lambeosaurus, Lufengosaurus, Liopleurodon, Liliensternus, Linheraptor

M - Mapusaurus, Meglodon, Microraptor, Mosasaurus, Moropus, Miragaia, Minmi, Metricanthosaurus, Mercuriceratops, Megalosaurus, Megacerops, Medusaceratops, Mentellisaurus, Mamenchisaurus, Majungasaurus,

N - Nasutoceratops, Neovenator, Nothronychus

O - Olorotitan, Ouranosaurus, Ornithocheirus, Oviraptor

P - Protoceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Pteranodon, Pachyrhinosaurus, Paralititan, Plateosaurus, Pliosaurus, Polacanthus, Proceratosaurus, Psittacosaurus

Q - Qianzhousaurus, Quetzalcoatlus

R - Rajasaurus, Rebbachisaurus, Regaliceratops, Rhoetosaurus, Rugops 

S - Saltriovenator, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Saurophaganax, Scelidosaurus, Sciurumimus, Shunosaurus, Smilodon, Struthiomimus, Styracosaurus

T - Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Tarbosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Thalassomedon, Therizinosaurus, Torosaurus, Torvosaurus, Tylosaurus,

U - Uintatherium, Utahceratops, Utahraptor

V - Velociraptor

W - Woolly Mammoth, Wuerhosaurus

X - Xiongguanlong, Xenoceratops

Y - Yangchuanosaurus, Yutyrannus

Z - Zuniceratops

Now you’ve got a list, all you have to do is go shopping! Type the animal name into the search bar on our website and choose which model is your favourite from our many brands.

Remember that MiniZoo offers free shipping on orders over $99 in Australia, so if you’re getting a bunch of figures to complete an alphabet collection to match with flashcards, you’ll save on shipping.

We’d love to see your flashcards or alpha-matching activities with your MiniZoo figures, so tag us on Facebook or Instagram, or join our VIP Facebook group to share with others who also love our animal models.

Jenna @ MiniZoo