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ZOO TALES Visual Instructions

Simplify your classroom routines and enhance student understanding with our modern editable Visual Instruction Cards. Perfect for elementary classrooms, these cards feature a sleek, contemporary design and clear visual cues to help students follow instructions independently helping to create a structured and efficient classroom environment.

Easily customize each card to suit your specific classroom needs, making this set an invaluable tool for every teacher. The editable templates allow you to personalize the instruction cards to match your classroom’s unique routines and expectations.

Support diverse learners - visual cues are especially beneficial for young learners, English language learners, and students with special needs, providing them with the support they need to succeed. Having clear visual instructions help students understand and follow classroom routines independently, reducing disruptions and improving learning time enhancing your classroom management.

What's Included:

  • Instruction Cards (80+ Cards): A set of over 80 cards, each depicting a common classroom task or routine with a clear visual and concise text. Examples include "Line Up," "Date," "Name," and "Recycle."
  • Editable Templates: Customize each instruction card with your own text using the provided editable templates. Tailor the cards to fit your unique classroom procedures and specific student needs.
  • Numbered background posters: Help sequence your instructions on your whiteboard.
  • 'What will I need?' sign: Useful prompt for students to refer to when collecting everything they will need before beginning a task or lesson.
  • Supply Item Cards: For use with our 'What will I need sign?', 48 smaller school supply item cards (image only).
  • Instruction Guide: A helpful guide with tips on how to set up and effectively use visual instruction cards to enhance classroom management and student independence.

What vocabulary is included?

Name, date, write (multiples - on lines, on whiteboard, on plastic sleeve), draw, trace, space, check, listen, read, plan, think, share, present, partner, group, quiet, reflect, repeat, search, type, speak, highlight, tick, circle, underline (multiples - pencil line, red pen), connect, clip (multiples - paper, bulldog), color (multiples - pencil, pencil box, crayon, crayon box, marker, flair pen), paint (multiples - brush, dot painter), cut, glue (multiples - glue stick, hand using glue stick, hand using glue bottle), tape, staple, fold (multiples), stamp, hole punch, thread (multiples - beads, board), pin, tear, drop, stick, spin (multiples - spinning top, table top spinner), playdoh, peg, roll, count (2 types), time, measure (multiples - ruler, scales), sort (multiples), task, clip, roll, play (multiples - domino, card, money, game board), calculate, fill in, complete, match (multiples - line, object, cards), link, pattern, collect, build (multiples - blocks, words), create, spell, meet, recycle, line up, pack up plus Australian/UK spelling of colour + playdough cards

Key Features:

  • Modern Design: A sleek and contemporary look that complements any classroom decor while ensuring visual clarity and appeal.
  • High-Quality Graphics: Crisp, clear visuals that are easy to understand and follow, making classroom routines accessible to all students.
  • Versatile Use: Ideal for wall displays, bulletin boards, or individual student desks. The visual instruction cards can be used throughout the day to support various classroom activities and transitions.
  • Durable and Reusable: Print on card stock and laminate for long-lasting use, ensuring your instruction cards remain vibrant and intact.
File type –

Microsoft PowerPoint (editable text)


All of our resources are downloadable digital files that you will be able to access immediately after purchase.

★ Please view the available PREVIEWS to see more of what’s included ★

I also encourage you to ask questions before purchasing if you are uncertain of anything.

What programs do I need to open and use this product?

I recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader to open any PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program and can be downloaded here.

To use our editable resources, you will need to have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to open and edit these resources. If you don't have PowerPoint, you can access a free trial of the program here.

Ensuring your software is up to date can help to avoid any compatibility issues.

What does it mean if a file is editable?

Our editable files allow you to change and customize the text so you can make it exactly what you want to fit your classroom. Simply type into the text boxes provided or add in your own to edit. You will need access to Microsoft PowerPoint to do this.

Editable does not mean all parts are moveable. Any included artwork, clip art, some fonts and other graphics are fixed to abide by copyright laws and cannot be edited or removed. Colors also used cannot be edited with the exception of colored text.

If you want the text in the editable items to match the look of the ready to print decor, you may need to purchase and install some of the fonts. I've included information on the custom fonts used within the download along with a help sheet to make sure you’re getting the most from your purchase.

You can also use any fonts you already have to truly customize the look of your classroom!

Please read through the product description to check what can be edited and, if unsure, please message me.

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