Ava and I looked through old magazines to find pictures of animals. When we found one, we cut it out and glued it to an index card. Ta-da! Easy animal charade cards. Now everyone can play charades, whether they are at the level of reading or not. Writing the animal names on the cards wouldn't have been a bad idea, because it would have encouraged word recognition, but the picture being there is what makes it possible for Ava to get to act out the clue, too.