Crafts and Printables – English Through Craft

Activity packs and freebies full of fun interactive activities that create opportunities for language acquisition and learning. All come with comprehensive directions and include different formats to allow for differentiated learning.

On this page you can find links to our Story based Activity Packs and Individual Resources for Stories, Topic based Activity Packs and Individual Resources for Topics, our Games and Activities Book and Free Games and Resources.

Follow the links above to go directly to each section, select from the lists below, browse the story and topic pages or go straight to our Kids Club English store.

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Story based Activity Packs

Go Away, Big Green Monster – Activity Pack

Use with or without the story to help children learn about body parts and features, practise colour and shape recognition and build on their counting, literacy and vocabulary skills. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

 

Elmer the elephant – Activity Pack

Support children’s learning about colour recognition, understanding patterns, counting, literacy and vocabulary development whilst building on the theme that we are all unique. Storytelling cards provide dynamic storytelling opportunities, even if you don’t have the book.
See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly – Activity Pack

Use with or without the story to learn about animals, support colour and shape recognition, practise counting, introduce sounds, letters and rhymes and build on literacy and vocabulary skills. Following activities in the pack, children will also develop fine motor skills through colouring, tracing, cutting and sticking to create the various crafts whilst being encouraged to listen, follow instructions and develop social skills. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

 

Monkey Puzzle – Activity Pack

A perfect resource to help children learn about jungle animals, body parts and physical appearance, whilst also building on literacy and vocabulary skills. Includes Storytelling cards to use even if you don’t have access to the book. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

 

Over in the Meadow – Activity Pack

Fun and dynamic crafts and games to support learning language related to animals, numbers, actions, noises, habitats and nature. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

 

The Enormous Turnip Activity Pack

These crafts, worksheets and games are perfect for supporting learning about people, family, animals, colours and numbers. Includes Storytelling cards to be used independently of the story. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

 

 One Duck Stuck – Activity Pack

A popular resource, full of crafts and activities to support learning about people, animals, colours and numbers, whilst also building on literacy and vocabulary skills. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

 

Shark in the Park Activity Pack

These fun interactive games, worksheets and crafts help children develop language related to people, animals, prepositions, colours and number. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or in our TpT store.

 

Walking Through the Jungle – Activity Pack

Walking through the jungle is a popular story and song that always goes down well with kids. Use these interactive games, crafts and activities to support learning language related to animals, actions, colours and numbers and common language chunks that appear in the song. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

Eat your Peas Activity Pack

Enjoy hours of fun with these interactive printable worksheets, crafts, games and activities that focus on food, daily routines and places in a town language. It’s based on the book, Eat your Peas by Kes Gray, but can equally be used to focus on topic based vocabulary and phrases. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

Stick Man Activity Pack

These crafts and activities to complement Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler support learning of topic vocabulary such as people, family, feelings and seasons AND help you focus on expressing purpose language. This pack also provides comprehensive activity suggestions to help you provide exposure to useful grammar and phrases in the story. Many of the resources in this pack are also available individually. Find full details and the previews in our TpT store.

 

My Teacher is a Monster Activity Pack

Differentiated worksheets and craft activities to complement My Teacher is a Monster by Peter Brown. Perfect revision and practice of colours, numbers, school objects and body vocabulary while developing fine motor skills, literacy skills, social skills and useful language for the classroom. See the complete description and preview in our TpT store.

 

 

From Head to Toe Activity Pack

Differentiated worksheets and craft activities to complement From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. Perfect revision and practice of animals, body parts and actions vocabulary while developing fine motor skills, literacy skills, social skills and understanding of the world. Find complete description and preview in our TpT store.

 

Meg and Mog Activity Pack

This pack contains 195 pages of fun crafts and activities and accompanying flashcards, mini-cards and matching cards. Every activity is accompanied by comprehensive activity suggestions to help you make each activity as interactive and language rich as possible. Click on the images to see the preview and if you like it find the complete description and preview in our TpT store.

 

 

Meg’s Eggs – Activity Pack

Crafts, worksheets, games and cards to complement the Meg’s Eggs story by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski. Storytelling cards are also included for use WITHOUT THE BOOK. These fun, interactive activities help children learn and revise colours, numbers, 2D shapes, food, animals, dinosaurs and halloween vocabulary while developing fine motor skills, literacy skills, social skills and useful language for the classroom. Click on the images below for a closer look and find the complete description and preview in our TpT store.

 

Individual Resources for Stories

CLICK, CLACK, MOO – Flashcards, Mini-cards, Matching cards

Use these CLICK, CLACK, MOO cards to play games, pre-teach and practise key story vocabulary from the story OR as part of a unit on Farm Animals. Flashcards come in both A4 and A5 sizes and include image and word cards. Optional card backs are included and detailed Activity Suggestions. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

CLICK, CLACK, MOO – 16 Page Mini-book

The following 16 page mini-book is a great resource for re-telling the story in a dynamic and interesting way. You can choose between two different variations. The first one allows you to simply print and follow the assembly instructions. The second can be used in a fun treasure hunt / sequencing activity. Detailed activity suggestions are included. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

CLICK, CLACK, MOO – Writing and Drawing Activity Templates

Use these CLICK, CLACK, MOO templates in a follow-up activity to this story or as part of a unit on farm life. There are a mixture of templates with wide and narrow guidelines for writing practice, as well as drawing templates for a more artistic response! The letter templates are a fun way to practise writing. Why not have your class write letters to you or each other? All templates are available in colour or black and white. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

One Mole Digging a Hole – Find and Stick

An interactive craft where kids create their own scene based on One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt. Perfect to work on rhyming, local wildlife and garden vocabulary. ALSO INCLUDES completed worksheets to use for vocabulary games, and colouring dictations. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

Eat your Peas – Matching Cards, Mini-cards and Flashcards

Attractive card sets starring food, daily routines and places in a town vocabulary. Use them in a wide variety of games to complement and build on language in the Eat your Peas story by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt OR as part of a unit on food, routines or places in a town. Detailed Activity Suggestions are included with games you can play with the matching and mini-cards. It’s a great resource to have ready for fast finishers too. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

From Head to Toe – Flashcards, Mini-cards, Matching Cards

Attractive card sets starring body, animal and action vocabulary that you can use in conjunction with Eric Carle´s From Head to Toe story OR as part of a unit on body parts, actions or animals. Original designs!

 

From Head to Toe – Playing cards craft

Children first complete their worksheet then transform it into a set of dynamic playing cards. The perfect complement to the Head to Toe story by Eric Carle or as part of a unit on body parts, animals or action vocabulary. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

The Snail and the Whale – Flashcards, Matching Cards and Mini-Cards

Attractive card sets starring nature and landscape vocabulary that you can use in conjunction with the Snail and the Whale story OR as part of a unit on nature or travel. Detailed Activity Suggestions are included with games you can play with the matching and mini-cards. A great resource to have ready for fast finishers too. See the full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

The Snail and the Whale – Natural Landscapes Matching Craft

Interactive matching worksheets featuring nature and landscape vocabulary that you can use in conjunction with the Snail and the Whale story OR as part of a unit on nature or travel. Detailed Activity Suggestions are included with procedures for differentiating learning to focus on receptive or productive skills. See the full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

Where the Wild Things Are – Body Parts Board Games

A selection of board games to practise animal body parts. This resource complements the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, but can equally be used separately as part of a unit on the body, animals or monsters. It fits in nicely with Halloween too! See the full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

I am the Music Man – Matching cards, Mini-cards and Flashcards

Attractive card sets starring musical instruments, pets and people vocabulary that you can use in conjunction with the I am the Music Man song or story book OR as part of a unit on music, pets or people. Detailed Activity Suggestions are included with games you can play with the matching and mini-cards. A great resource to have ready for fast finishers too. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

I am the Music Man – Spinner Game Craft

This Spinner game provides several opportunities to practise music vocabulary both in the making of it and in playing with it afterwards. Playing the game supports the development of social skills, as well as communication and language. Great to take home and play with the family. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

topic based resources

Topic based Activity Packs

 School Activity Pack

An exciting range of dynamic crafts, games and activities to help children learn school vocabulary and useful classroom language. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or in our TpT store.

 

Sports and Leisure Activity Pack

This pack is focused on sports and leisure vocabulary but it also gives children the opportunity to learn about different sport and leisure activities, consider their interests, make choices and explore their emotions. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or in our TpT store.

 

Individual Resources for Topics

Prepositions – Flashcards and Game Cards set

Three attractive flashcard sets and corresponding mini-game cards, each of which includes the following prepositions:
in, on, under, behind, in front of, opposite, next to, between, up, down, across, along

See full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

Books

Adaptable Games and Activities Book

This quick and easy reference book is designed by teachers for teachers. It is packed full of no-prep activity and game ideas that work for almost every topic. Help children with their language and communication skills, teach them a new language, look for activities to complement a favourite story or simply search for fun, new ways to learn at home. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or in our TpT store.

 

Free Games and Resources

Powerpoint games

These simple powerpoint games can be used to provide a change of focus while still practising your target language. Activity suggestions have been provided in the notes section, especially where slides contain only images and it is not immediately obvious how you could use them.

Spot the monster games

Spot the monster powerpoint game

 

Use these fun monster pictures to play body parts games.

Free download

Hidden actions

Hidden animals powerpoint to practise language from From Head to Toe book

 

Practise animals, body and action vocabulary with this animation slide.

Free download

 Hiding pictures

Ants go marching powerpoint game free kids club english

 

Practise the actions from this popular song with these fun games.

Free download

 

 

 

Food vocabulary – Hidden pictures

Food vocabulary game - hidden pictures - kids club english Practise food vocabulary with these games. See the activity suggestions in the notes.

Free download

Butterfly lifecycle – Hidden pictures

Butterfly lifecycle hidden pictures - kids club english Learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly with these games and attractive images.

Free download

Monkey Puzzle – Hidden pictures

Monkey Puzzle - Hidden images Practise animal vocabulary from the Monkey Puzzle story with these graudal reveal games.

Free download

 

Monkey Puzzle – Shapes reveal

Monkey Puzzle - Shapes reveal - Kids Club English

Watch the shapes disappear to reveal the Monkey Puzzle animals.

Free download

 

 



Powerpoint stories

These free powerpoints include colourful images and simplified text. You can use them to tell the stories in a simplified way. They also provide a change of focus from traditional storytelling. In order for kids to acquire language, they need to hear it several times. It is very useful to re-tell stories several times for this reason. BUT…these re-tellings don’t always have to be done in the same way or format. If you are using these in a classroom setting with a projector, you might also enjoy using the slides for other vocabulary and language games.

 Simplified Elmer story

Elmer simplified story powerpoint. The Elmer story made simple for young learners of English as a foreign language.

Join Elmer the colourful elephant on his adventure. This simplified version includes useful repetition of colours and animals vocabulary.

Free download

 Simplified Enormous Turnip story

Link to free enormous turnip simplified story download. Enormous turnip adapted for young children learning English.

Kids will enjoy joining in with the repeated phrases; ‘Come and help!’, ‘Pull!’, ‘The turnip doesn’t move’.

Free download

Meg’s Eggs powerpoint story

Meg's Eggs Powerpoint story

Enjoy this simplified version of Meg’s Eggs. Meg, Mog and Owl have an interesting time when a dinner time spell goes wrong!

Free download

Monkey Puzzle powerpoint story

Monkey Puzzle Simplified powerpoint story -kids club english

This adapted version of the story includes useful phrases, jungle animals and body parts vocabulary.

Free download

Crafts and Printables

Stick Man Mazes

Click Free download for these fun mazes. Help Stick Man find his family and practise number recognition and counting at the same time.

 

Stick Man Storyboard Craft

Use these printables to recreate the popular Stick Man story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This resource includes different versions so that you can differentiate the level of difficult, the time you want to spend on it, and the level of creativity you want to allow for. Click Free download, print and enjoy! For more Stick Man crafts and activities, see our Stick Man Activity Pack.

 

Meg and Mog Numbers Jigsaws

Four fun free printable jigsaws with comprehensive activity suggestions to promote English language acquisition. These puzzles are designed so that the children interact to develop receptive and productive skills while making their jigsaws. They can then play with them in a wide variety of further activities. See our Meg and Mog and Meg’s Eggs packs for more fun crafts and worksheets. Free download

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