A Short Story About Animals

Talking about animals is always fun and exciting for small children. This short story will ask them to imagine what animal would they be, based on common characteristics of each of them. At the end, kids are reminded that humans are also animals, though we often forget.

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Story Time!

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A lion? So fearless and brave.

A bat? Upside down in a cave.

A sloth? Sleeping all day.

A dog? Always willing to play.

A turtle? Slow but resistant.

A spider? Small and persistent. 

A dolphin? So incredibly smart

A penguin? In the cold worlds apart.

A bird? Happy singing out loud.

A cat? So playful and proud.

A panda? Always eating bamboo.

Or perhaps even a kangaroo.

But wait, you might need a clue.

Don't forget: humans are animals too.

by Mathias Neves

Learning Outcomes




Enjoying literacy


Showing pleasure and enjoyment during activities with language, music, and print materials

Playful Questions

• What is your favorite animal?

• Is a lion big or small?

• Where do the penguins live?

• Are spiders big or small?

• What is your dream pet?