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Clip Art for ESL Flashcards

As used by "Last Samurai" star Koyuki in her new TV Series! (check out the picture cards on the table in this photo!)

Some of these picture may seem "funny looking" to adult eyes, but in tests these are the ones that get the biggest reaction from the kids. It's much easier to remember a card if it looks a little weird and makes you laugh, rather than one where you simply think "whatever".

Along with songs, large picture cards are one of the best ways to get kids to remember the new words. If you have the Genki English Teachers' Set, Download Pack or Superpack , you can download them for free. If you can, try and get them laminated. All the pictures are copyrighted, but please feel free to use them in your classroom.

Bonus Printouts: Printable Certificates Maker! - "Bee Genki" Poster - "English is easy" poster
- Printed Picture Card Packs

I'm a superhero! I can ...

Can you speak?


What do you want to do? I want to...

What do you want to be? I want to be a/an...

Winter Clothes

Trick or Treat

Feelings / How are you?

Hungry Tired Cold Sad Happy Great! Good OK

NEW: Days of the Week

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

NEW:School Subjects

NEW: Numbers

Numbers 1 - 12


onions, carrots, eggplant/aubergine, beans, zucchini / courgettes, tomatoes, pumpkin, mushrooms

Animals 2

kangaroo, rhino, hippo, bee, bear, turkey, tortoise, duck, dinosaur, camel, giraffe, penguin, snail, rabbit, lion, bear,

NEW: Do you have any pets?

hamster, rabbit, turtle, goldfish, lion, lizard, horse, gorilla

NEW: Soccer

kick, pass, shoot, save, catch, throw, head, score

NEW: Rooms of the House

kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, dining room, garage, attic, garden

NEW: Do you have any brothers or sisters?

NEW: Breakfast

Where do you live?

forest, river, bridge, farm, hospital, station, castle, supermarket

: Parts of the Face

nose, ears, mouth, eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, hair, tongue


Easter egg hunt, trees, flowers, pond, bath, bed, fridge

Under the Sea
under the sea
whale, squid, seahorse, jellyfish, crab, dolphin, shark, starfish

What would you like for Christmas?

robot, doll, bag, video game, bear, phone, rainbow, bone


witch, wizard, ghost, mummy, bat, broom, wand, vampire

NEW: When, When, When?- from CD vol. 5

This year, next year, last year, this month, next month, last month, next week, this week, last week, today, tomorrow, yesterday

NEW: How do you say ... in English? from CD vol. 5

apple, hippo, bear, dragon

NEW: I can do it! from CD vol. 5

I can play the ... drums, bass, piano, violin, trumpet, guitar. I can sing!

NEW: Creepy Crawlies - from CD vol. 5

Cockroach, beetle, caterpillar, butterfly, ant, worm, dragonfly, mosquito

NEW: ABC Food - from CD vol. 5

apples, bananas, cheese, doughnuts, eggs, fish, grapes, hot dogs, ice cream, jelly, ketchup, lettuce, mayonnaise, olives, pizza, quiche, rice, salad, toast, ugli fruit, vegetables, waffles, Xmas cake, yoghurt, zucchini.

NEW What's your favourite ... ? - from CD vol. 5

Movie, sport, cartoon, video game, pet, food, comic book, TV show

NEW: Under, on, in - from CD vol. 5

near, next to, in front of, behind, under, on, in

NEW: What do you think of ... ? - from CD vol. 5

good, great, cool, excellent, him, her

Improved: Time Flashcards

1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock etc.

Shopping - How much?- from CD vol. I

Dog Cat Banana Monkey

Weather- from CD vol. I

Rainy Cloudy Windy Snowy Sunny Fine Hot It's a beautiful day!

Seasons - from the "Thank You Song" on CD vol. I

Spring Summer Autumn Winter

How old are you? - from CD vol. II
-When teaching "How old are you?" it can get a bit boring just using numbers, especially if all the kids are the same age! So I created these characters, each with a different age.

5 years old 6 years old 7years old 8years old 9 years old
10 years old 11 years old 12 years old

Fruit Market - from CD vol. II

Apple Orange Pineapple Banana Lemon Cherry Cherries Strawberry
Strawberries Watermelon Peach Grape Grapes Pear Kiwi Fruit

Where are you going? - from CD vol. II

Sea Mountain Beach Pool School Shops Park House/Home

What are you doing? - from CD vol. II

Eating Drinking Reading Sleeping Singing Cooking Dancing Fishing

The Monkey Family - from CD vol. II
This is a great way of introducing the names of Family Members!

Father Mother Daughter Son Baby Grandma

Or if you're short of time, try the
Genki English
printed pack!

Save yourself loads of time with our brand new...
Printed, Laminated A4 Picture Card Pack!

Over 400 pictures, back-to-back as 200 laminated cards.

Strong, colourful and great for games!


Greetings - from CD vol. III

Good morning Good afternoon Good evening Good night

Sports, - from CD vol. III

I play tennis I play soccer I play basketball I play volleyball
I play table tennis I play badminton I play rugby I play baseball

Transport - from CD vol. III

Aeroplane Car Train Rocket Helicopter Boat Bus Mountain bike

Adjectives- from CD vol. III

Big Small Light Heavy Expensive Cheap Scary Cute Fast Slow

Drinks - from CD vol. III

Orange juice Cola Milk Lemonade Water Tea Hot chocolate Milkshake

Rock, Paper, Scissors- from CD vol. IV

Rock Paper Scissors

Doctor, Doctor - from CD vol. IV

Head Arm Leg Stomach Hand Foot Back Tooth

Animals- from CD vol. IV
Feel free to use these cards, or even better, choose pictures of famous cartoon animals!

Dog Cat Bird Mouse Chicken Sheep Cow Pig Elephant Monkey Snake Tiger

What do you do?- from CD vol. IV

Pilot, Chef, Farmer, Teacher, Doctor, Student, Fire fighter, Police officer, Carpenter, Singer, Dentist

Where, where, where?- from CD vol. IV

Toilet, Phone, TV, Teachers' room, Computer, Piano, CD player

My name is Mr Octopus- from CD vol. IV

Octopus, Spider, Alien

Genki Christmas- from CD vol. IV

Reindeer Snowman Santa Claus Christmas Tree Christmas stocking Candy cane Presents Christmas card

Extra sets of words:

Mr Monkey's Cooking corner

The pictures are all taken from the software on the Genki English CDs. If you haven't seen them yet, check out them out

Any other words that you may need can be found on the Microsoft Website. Go to and do a search for "clip art".
You might also want to check out the ESL KidStuff site ( ) or sites. You have to pay to use these sites, but the material looks very good and is  designed especially for teaching English!

Or if you want to simply buy a ready made set of cards, check out the Picture Card Pack!

Readers' Comments
I LOVE THIS PAGE, it's a great tool for english teachers as a second language. 


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