Category Photo Cards

Category Photo Cards


These cards and labels were created with a simple design to maximize versatility. Make them once and use them all year long.

Adapt them for changing seasons or themes using props and containers.

Pair them with turn taking games or a child’s special interests to increase motivation.

This instant PDF download includes: 

•216 real photo cards

•216 word cards

•80 category labels (singular and plural forms)

•14 general category labels

•7 written prompts

•1 all in one language worksheet

•9 pages of data collection sheets

•Examples for use

Use these cards:

•With pre-k through adults

•As an independent task


•With mixed groups.

Vary difficulty:

•For younger children pair photo cards with real objects

•For older children and adults use written words

Photo Cards Include:


Fruits: peach, pear, cherries, raspberries, kiwi, limes, cantaloupe, coconut

Vegetables: tomato, bell pepper, chili pepper, celery, peas, zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, beans, lettuce, onion, cauliflower, potato, butternut squash, sweet potato

Grains: croissant, oatmeal, muffin, waffle, crackers, tortilla, rice, pasta

Dairy: scrambled eggs, yogurt, cheese, ice cream sundae

Meat: hotdog, sausage, steak, ham

Sweets: chocolate, cookie, lollipop, pie

Drinks: lemonade, chocolate milk, orange juice, soda / pop / coke


Farm Animals: horse, sheep, goat, rooster, donkey, llama, duck, goose

Zoo Animals: kangaroo, camel, leopard, chimpanzee, lion, panda, rhinoceros, hippopotamus

Forest Animals: rat, bat, squirrel, raccoon, fox, porcupine, elk, wolf

Pets: dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit

Reptiles: lizard, turtle, snake, alligator

Insects/Other: chameleon, caterpillar, cricket, beetle, dragonfly, moth, frog, worm

Birds: dove, macaw, ostrich, turkey, swan, pelican, owl, eagle

Fish/Ocean: fish, crab, dolphin, octopus, seal, walrus, orca whale whale shark

Vehicles: tricycle, wagon, scooter, moped, canoe, kayak, rowboat, sailboat, airplane, helicopter, ambulance, ship, car, pickup truck, school bus, van

Clothes/Accessories: T-shirt, dress, shorts, sweater, watch, gloves, glasses, hat, ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings, purse, backpack, flip flops, sandals

Musical Instruments: recorder, trumpet, violin, guitar, saxophone, banjo, triangle, harp

Tools: wrench, tape measure, pliers, shovel, screwdriver, screw, axe, drill

Body Parts: eyes, ear, tongue, nose

People/Occupations: mailman, trash collector, plumber, veterinarian

School Supplies: paper, notebook, crayon, markers, glue stick, stapler, lunchbox, desk

Toys: baby doll, play food, bubbles, blocks, play dough, action figure, puzzle, kite

Sports Equipment: tennis racquet, volleyball, skateboard, sled, goggles, golf ball, cleats, football

Furniture: table, chair, crib, couch / sofa, stool, recliner, rug, dresser

Home: television, washer dryer, blender, mixer, refrigerator, oven / stove, dishwasher, microwave, doormat, plant, clock, calendar, hairdryer, toilet, bathtub, sink, fork, spoon, knife, spatula, plate, glass, cup, mug

What you’ll receive:

A digital PDF download (17 pages). No physical product will be shipped.

To use:

You will need to have an up to date version of a PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource.

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