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We're Going on a Bear Hunt Jigsaws Craft cover. 3 different levels - 5 piece, 9 pieces and 12 pieces. Use as a game and/or a craft. Practise nature and people vocabulary. Use for story retelling.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Jigsaw crafts

What a fun way to learn nature and family vocabulary and include story retelling too! 

♦ Choose from a range of templates to easily differentiate according to ability, age and vocabulary focus.

♦ A super effective way to provide repetition of useful nature and family/people vocabulary from the story. See the full list below.

♦ Follow the tips and suggestions for fun ways to incorporate full sentences and story language in an interactive and dynamic way.

Ready for some Bear Hunt jigsaw craft fun? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

What will my ESL young learners learn?

Depending on which activity procedure you choose, your ESL young learners can focus on listening or speaking skills or both!

Apart from the vocabulary in the images, there are plenty of opportunities to help them acquire useful phrases and structures.

Don’t forget about the game and activity language they can practise too!

Nature vocabulary

grass, river, mud, a forest, a snowstorm, a cave

People/characters

man, woman, girl, boy, baby, dog, bear

Family vocabulary

dad/father, mum/mother, sister, brother, baby

Sample story language

We’re going on a bear hunt. / We’re going to catch a big one.

What a beautiful day! / We’re not scared.

Oh no! What’s that?

It’s a (river) /It’s (mud).

We can’t go (over/under it). / We have to go through it.

Quick! Back through the (forest)

Structures

  • ‘going on’ + noun

e.g. We’re going on a bear hunt. / I’m going on a bus. / You’re going on holiday.

  • ‘going to’ + verb

e.g. They’re going to catch a bear. / He’s going to go through the river. / She’s going to see a bear.

  • exclamations

e.g. What a beautiful day! What a horrible day!

Game and activity language

Where’s the…? It’s here. It’s there. Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…

Can you find the…? I can see a…

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Puzzle, paper, card, colours, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, scissors. I’m finished.

What do teachers say about the resources?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

Yes! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!

This resource includes plenty of activity suggestions to play and make the jigsaws. It’s definitely not a done in 5 minutes activity (unless you want it to be!)

It works great as the main part of a lesson but I’d recommend looking at the supplementary resources (link included).

 Add a song, tell the story (you can use the video if you don’t have the book), play a game with the vocabulary and use this resource interactively. You have all the ingredients for a lesson your esl kids will love.

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but it’ll be tough to find ones that exactly match the vocabulary in the story, and certainly not with the different options to cater to different abilities. I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

Once you’ve had a chance to use your materials, don’t forget to come back to leave a review. As a thank you, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any other resource : )

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