Let's learn about animals!

Roar, chirp, and leap into learning! This animals vocabulary list introduces kids to the animal kingdom in English, sparking curiosity and joy.


Today, we’re embarking on a wild adventure through the animal kingdom with Studycat! Picture a world teeming with life, where every creature, from the furry to the feathered, has a story to share. Our journey will introduce your little explorers to the animals that walk, fly, and leap through our imaginations and our world.

Let’s start our safari!

Animals vocabulary list

Animals are our friends, teachers, and sometimes, the characters of our wildest stories. They teach us about the beauty of nature and the diversity of life on Earth. Here’s our list of animal friends:


A small, furry pet that purrs.
”The cat slept in the sunny spot.”


A loyal, friendly animal that loves to play.
”The dog wagged its tail happily.”


A playful animal that swings from trees.
”The monkey ate bananas for lunch.”


A big, strong animal with a loud roar.
”The lion is the king of the jungle.”


A large, striped cat that lives in the forest.
”The tiger stalked silently through the grass.”


A big, furry animal that loves to eat honey.
”The bear caught fish in the river.”


A small, hopping animal with long ears.
”The rabbit nibbled on a carrot.”


A tiny, squeaky animal with a long tail.
”The mouse hid from the cat.”


A creature with feathers and wings that can fly.
”The bird sang a beautiful song.”


A tall, strong animal that people can ride.
”The horse galloped across the field.”


A bird that quacks and loves water.
”The duck swam in the pond.”


A fluffy animal that gives us wool.
”The sheep grazed in the field.”


A playful animal with horns that climbs hills.
”The goat jumped on the rocks.”


A large animal that gives us milk.
”The cow mooed in the meadow.”


A bird that lays eggs and clucks.
”The chicken pecked at the ground.”


A small creature with eight legs that spins webs.
”The spider spun a web in the corner.”


A large reptile with a powerful bite that lives in rivers.
”The crocodile sunned itself on the riverbank.”


A large, mostly water-dwelling animal with a big mouth.
”The hippo splashed in the water.”


A small, scaly animal that likes to bask in the sun.
”The lizard darted across the rock.”


A tall animal with a long neck that eats leaves from trees.
”The giraffe reached up to eat leaves from the tree.”

Discovering these animals opens up a world of wonder, teaching us about the incredible diversity of life on our planet. Studycat’s friends make each animal encounter a fun and educational adventure!

How to learn and remember animal words

Learning about animals with our feline guides is about bringing the excitement and mystery of the animal world into your home. Here are some purr-fect ways to engage:

  • Animal Picture Books: Explore books filled with pictures of animals. Talk about each one and practice saying their names together.
  • Play Animal Sounds: Imitate the sounds that animals make. This fun game helps remember animals by their unique sounds.
  • Create an Animal Safari: Use toys or pictures to set up an indoor safari. Go on an adventure to learn about each animal you “meet.”
  • Animal Art: Draw or craft your favorite animals. Getting creative with art is a wonderful way to remember their names and characteristics.
  • Visit a Zoo or Farm: If possible, visiting animals in real life can make a lasting impression. Seeing, hearing, and sometimes touching animals will help cement their names and features in your child’s memory.

As we wrap up our animal expedition, remember that each new word learned is a step towards a deeper understanding of the world. Studycat makes learning about animals an exciting journey of discovery, filling every day with new friends and fascinating facts.

Until our next wild adventure, keep exploring and learning together!