I envision this being easily applicable to other subject areas as well -- you could make decks with pictures, diagrams, definitions, etc. for just about any key vocabulary or concepts. (I'm already plotting how I could still use this with my high school ELL's next year... maybe literary terms, academic vocabulary, core subject concepts...)
To make my cards, I just create a few pages of evenly spaced 3 cell x 3 cell tables in Microsoft Word (9 cards per page -- this makes them a pretty good card size) and drag one image into each cell of the table. Then copy & paste the whole set so you have two of each card.
|screenshot of one page of my animal card set|
|a set of animal cards from our 6th grade animal unit (a pair is at the bottom)|
One of my favorite sights in my classroom is to see my students clustered around the room in little groups, spouting out the target language with smiles on their faces and bursting into spontaneous eruptions of joy/anguish/yelling in the TL!