Resources to teach English through Stories, Songs, Games and Craft

Are you teaching EFL/ESL young learners without a coursebook? Looking for something to supplement your syllabus? Mixed ages and abilities? Want to find something more exciting and engaging to teach kids English? You’re in the right place!

We put together all the materials here for use in our own classes. We know what works and what doesn’t! There are two key motivations behind this site: 1. Help you access everything you need for a lesson in one place without having to bounce around different websites and search through endless YouTube videos. 2. Help you to help your young learners acquire English in a natural and enjoyable way, while maximising the learning opportunities.

Worksheets, flashcards, games and crafts

Worksheets, flashcards, games and crafts

Find all you need to teach a complete course based around stories or topics. Help yourself to our free simplified powerpoint stories and printables and explore our Activity Packs and Individual resources for stories and topics. Each resource includes different variations of each activity to suit different ages and abilities. Our Activity Suggestions help you decide how to conduct the activity in different ways to maximise the language practice.

Teach English through Stories

Our Story resource pages include storytelling video collections for use in class or to share with families at home. You’ll also find song playlists that relate to topics in the story and links to our downloadable Kids Club English resources. Many stories also include free games and powerpoints. There are also simplified versions of some of the stories to help make them more accessible to EFL/ESL learners. Planning made easy!

Teach English through Stories

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Teach English through Craft

Teach English through Craft

Our Crafts are designed to activate English from the stories or topic. They all come with comprehensive Activity Suggestions to help you make them as interactive and dynamic as possible. Many of them can be used in games or drama activities. They provide a great record of learning and are great to continue the learning outside the classroom.

Our song playlists are organised by topic. We have searched through YouTube and put together the best songs for teaching English. You can play them directly from the website. No annoying adverts or videos that start playing after the song you want. In our classes, we often teach without the video, but we love being able to get quick and easy inspiration from these collections. The Classroom Management songs have been so useful in every class!

Teach English through Games

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Teach English through Games

Games are integral to the very young learner and young learner classroom. Our Resources include Flashcards, Mini-cards and Matching Cards that are great for playing a whole host of games to practise the English you’re working on. We also have a range of digital and printable games available for specific stories and topics. Our Activity Suggestions include game ideas for use with the worksheets and crafts. Many of the crafts involve creating games for the kids to play in class and at home. We’ll also be adding game ideas and instructions in our Teaching tips section.

Teaching tips and special offers

We share our experiences teaching English to kids and offer practical ideas on what works and what’s worth trying out in the young learner classroom. We’ll also be offering resources at special discounts regularly throughout the year. 

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