This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils who are learning vocabulary associated with the Pet Shop. Cut up the sheets into twenty-two separate cards and laminate the cards individually.
Pupils should try to recognise the pet shop image on the left of the card and, if they are able to read, to match it to the word on the right of the card by using a clothes peg. Alternatively, the teacher/SNA/supporting adult could read the words to the pupil and ask them which word matches the image on the card.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but can match the gardening vocabulary. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what language topic we were currently working on.
This resource could also be used as an activity during Aistear for a Pet Shop topic.