What's Missing? All Animals Love Soccer!

A "What's Missing?" PowerPoint I like to use to review animals!


Here is a "What's Missing?" game using PowerPoint that is good for reviewing animal names! It is mainly aimed at elementary school first and second years, but if you want a quick round of animal review, I could see it working for older grades too if there is a little leftover time.

This is good for reviewing tiger, dog, monkey, cat, elephant, cow, mouse, lion, kangaroo, giraffe, panda, pig, rabbit, and koala. I recommend pointing to each animal on the screen and asking "What's this?" or "What animal is this?" if it has been a while since you have taught or reviewed animals, especially for the long ones like elephant or kangaroo.

My second graders are really fast and were able to get through this entire thing in 5 minutes, but I believe they might be the exception rather than the standard, so I would probably say 10 minutes is a good estimate for lower-level classes.

The story I tell my students is all of these animals LOVE playing soccer, so when they see a soccer ball, they cannot help but to run after it so they can go play!

Each animal has a corrisponding number you can click at the top of the screen to bring that animal back, so you do not need to remember all of them or where they were specifically. I always bring a little cheat sheet to class with me to help me remember what animal vanishes which round and which button to press. Here is that guide below.

1- cow
2- tiger (1) + cat (2)
3- elephant (1) + panda (2)
4- dog (1) + kangaroo (2) + rabbit (3)
5- monkey (1) + mouse (2) + koala (3)
6- lion (1) + giraffe (2) + pig (3)
7- elephant (1) + mouse (2) + giraffe (3) + rabbit (4)
8- dog (1) + cat (2) + cow (3) + kangaroo (4) + pig (5)

If you want to change the animals out, you can click to just change the image on PowerPoint and can replace the animal while keeping the timing/ability to bring the missing animal back that round.

I hope you all enjoy!

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  • アニマール.pptx (2.66 MB)
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    Submitted by noveena March 6, 2023 Estimated time: 5-10 minutes
    1. Tokushii March 7, 2023

      This is so fun thank you for sharing!

    2. instructor March 9, 2023

      This is just perfect. Thank you so much.

    3. ChetBorneo March 13, 2023

      Lovely! Thank you.

    4. KobeALT March 17, 2023

      I used this! My kids really enjoyed it. I also managed to take up 15 minutes with reviewing the vocabulary too.

    5. ann5577 March 20, 2023

      Perfect! Thank you for this.

    6. Aijay June 20, 2023

      Thank you so so much. really fun

    7. elsieeee September 26, 2023

      This soooooo good! Thank you!!

    8. ALotofSpiders February 5, 2024

      Excellent game! Thank you so much!

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