Spot it Jr.! Animals features the same game play as its parent Spot it! but in a simplified manner so that younger players can play, too. (Spot it! Numbers & Shapes and Spot it! Alphabet feature different images on their cards, but they have the same number of cards and the same gameplay.)
Each card in Spot it Jr.! Animals features six different animals, with the sizes of animals varying from one card to another. Any two cards have exactly one animal in common. To play, reveal one card, then another. Whoever spots the animal in common on both cards claims the first card, then another card is revealed for players to search, and so on.
Whoever has collected the most cards when the deck runs out wins!