Animals and adverbs of manner guessing games


Three games to practise adverbs of manner with animal vocabulary

Animals and adverbs of manner guessing games


Guess the animal from the adverbs

Choose an animal like those below and give hints with adverbs until your partner guesses which animal you are talking about. If you finish all the hints below, make up more hints (including with no adverbs if you have no other ideas with adverbs).


Guess the verb from the adverbs and animals

Choose an action like one of those below. Give hints about how animals do that thing until your partner guesses the action. If you finish all the hints there, make up your own hints, including ones without adverbs if you need to.


Guess the adverb from the animals and verbs

Choose an adverb like one of the ones below. Give hints about which animals do which actions that way until someone guesses which adverb you chose. If you finish the hints, make up more yourself, including ones about people if you can’t think of any more animal examples.




Animals to describe and guess

  • Anaconda – It eats slowly.
  • Bat – It flies at night well./ It wakes up late.
  • Bear – It hugs hard./ It bites hard.
  • Bee – It flies loudly.
  • Bird – It sings well./ It sings beautifully./ It flies quietly.
  • Butterfly – It flies quietly./ It doesn’t live long.
  • Camel – It walks slowly./ It carries people well./ It lives easily in hot places.
  • Chameleon – It hides well./ It moves slowly./ Its tongue moves quickly./ It changes colour fast.
  • Cat – It drinks loudly./ It walks quietly./ It can jump high./ It washes itself well./ It sees well in the dark./ It carries its babies roughly.
  • Cheetah – It runs quickly.
  • Chicken – It makes eggs well./ It flies badly./ Males sing noisily early in the morning.
  • Cicada – It sings loudly in the summer./ It holds things hard.
  • Cow – It moos noisily./ It makes milk well.
  • Cricket/ Grasshopper – It jumps high./ It jumps far./ It sings beautifully.
  • Crocodile – It swims slowly./ It bites hard.
  • Dog – It barks loudly./ It catches a ball well./ It eats sausages fast./ It sits still./ It bites bones hard./ It digs quickly./ It chases cats badly./ It smells well.
  • Dolphin – It jumps high./ It does tricks well./ It swims fast.
  • Elephant – It walks quietly./ It walks into trees hard.
  • Fish – It swims underwater well./ It doesn’t walk./ It makes babies quickly.
  • Giraffe – It eats from trees well.
  • Goat – It chews hard./ It fights hard.
  • Gorilla – It beats its chest hard.
  • Horse – It kicks hard./ It runs fast./ It carries people well.
  • Kangaroo – It punches hard./ It jumps high./ It looks after its baby well.
  • Lion – It roars noisily./ It bites hard.
  • Mole – It digs well./ It sees badly.
  • Monkey – It climbs a tree well./ It eats messily.
  • Panda – It moves slowly./ It eats bamboo slowly./ It doesn’t make babies well.
  • Parrot – It speaks English, but not well./ It bites nuts hard.
  • Penguin – It swims quickly./ It walks slowly./ It doesn’t fly./ It sits on an egg gently./ It slides on ice well./ The father looks after the egg well.
  • Pig – It eats messily./ It snorts noisily.
  • Rabbit – It makes babies well./ It digs well./ It digs deep./ It speaks quietly.
  • Seal – It claps loudly./ It balances a ball well./ It catches fish well.
  • Spider – It climbs well./ It catches flies well.
  • Squirrel – It climbs well./ It bites nuts hard./ It jumps far from tree to tree.
  • Tiger – It hides well in the grass./ It bites hard./ It roars loudly.


Actions to describe and guess

Bite – A bear does this hard./ A crocodile does this hard./ A koi does this softly.


Catch –A dog does this to a ball happily./ A spider does this to flies well. 


Change colour – A chameleon does this quickly.


Clap – A seal does this noisily./ A human baby does this quietly.  


Climb – A monkey does this well./ A squirrel does this well./ A spider does this well.


Dig – A mole does this well./ A dog does this fast./ A rabbit does this well.


Drink – A cat does this loudly.


Eat – An anaconda does this slowly./ A pig does this messily./ A dog does this quickly.


Fly – A bat does this well at night./ A bee does this noisily./ A butterfly does this quietly./ A chicken does this badly.


Hide – A chameleon does this well./ A tiger does this well in the jungle.


Jump – A cricket does this high./ A grasshopper does this far./ A dolphin does this well.


Kick – A horse does this hard./ A donkey does this hard.


Makes milk – A cow does this well. 


Punch – A kangaroo does this hard.


Run – A cheetah does this fast./ An ostrich does this fast.


See – A cat does this well at night./ A mole does this badly.


Sing – A bird does this well./ A cicada does this loudly in the summer.


Smell – A dog does this well.


Swim – A penguin does this quickly./ A crocodile does this slowly./ A turtle does this slowly.


Walk –A tortoise does this slowly./ A camel does this slowly./ A cat does this quietly./ An elephant does this quietly./ T Rex does this noisily./ A penguin does this slowly.



Adverbs to describe and guess


Badly – A chicken flies this way./ A mole sees this way.


Beautifully – A bird sings this way./ A cricket sings this way.


Fast/ Quickly – A cheetah runs this way./ An ostrich runs this way./ A dog eats sausages this way./ A dog digs this way.


Happily – A dog catches a ball this way.


Hard – A bear hugs this way./ A crocodile bites this way./ Cicadas hold this way./ A gorilla beats its chest this way./ A horse kicks this way./ A kangaroo punches this way. 


Messily – The pig eats this way./ A monkey eats this way.


Noisily/ Loudly – A cat drinks this way./ A bee flies this way./ A rooster sings this way in the morning./ A seal claps this way./ T Rex walks this way.


Quietly – A butterfly flies this way./ A cat walks this way./ An elephant walks this way.


Slowly – An anaconda eats this way./ A camel walks this way./ A penguin walks this way./ A turtle swims this way./ A ray swims this way.

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