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Less planning, more learning! Save time preparing super fun ESL lessons with Elmer.

♦ 12 fun, dynamic activities that you can use with Elmer and teach useful language for colours, description and patterns AND explore the topic of everyone being unique.

♦ Flexible materials and activities for 6-10 lessons.

♦ Perfect for mixed age groups or to use across a range of levels.

♦ Pick and choose the activities you want. All the activities are great value at around €1 - €2, with bigger and bigger discounts the more you buy.

♦ Get ALL the activities for just €11.40!

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Flashcards and game cards

Perfect for a whole host of whole class, small group and pair practice of your target language.

Elmer Flashcards and game cards cover. Includes flashcards, mini-cards and matching cards. Practise colours, adjectives, patterns within the elephant theme. Includes game suggestions. Have fun playing games with these Elmer flashcards and game cards sets for engaging and effective story language practice.

♦ Help your young learners learn key colour, description and story language from the Elmer story in a fun, dynamic way.

♦ Try out the included game ideas for interactive practice and easy learning.

♦ A choice of three card types provide plenty of learning opportunities so your esl kids never get bored.

♦ Includes American and British English versions.


Interactive storytelling and retelling

While you can incorporate retelling with any of the resources on this page, these resources are more specifically designed for retelling and manipulating the story.

Your ESL young learners will acquire more language from the story with multiple retellings. The resources below are super helpful for allowing you to do this in dynamic and fun ways. Empower your young learners to tell the story for themselves (or even add their own unique twist on it!)

Elmer Simplified PowerPoint Story cover. Specially adapted for ESL-EFL learners. Tell the story in a dynamic way. Use in games, sequencing and storytelling. Perfect for ESL learners, this version of the story is super easy for your children to understand and learn.

♦ Helps you tell the story in an alternative way. Use as well as or instead of the book to incorporate multiple retellings without your kids ever getting bored.

♦ Great for big groups or online. Everyone can see. No peering or jostling to see the pages!

♦ Print in small cards and use in sequencing and story retelling.

♦ Play vocabulary games with the key language in the engaging images.


Digtal Interactive story. Elmer. Learining stories through games, stories and craft Digital interactive cards with audio that tell an adapted version of the story for ESL/EFL. Perfect for whole class as well as independent learning.

♦ Works on ANY device. Great for getting your young learners listening to the story at home as well as in your classroom.

♦ Listen and read, read then listen or both!

♦ Great for memorable practice of colours, jungle animals, and useful phrases and expressions from the story.

♦ Includes 12 different task cards, hosted on Boomlearning. Easy to set up a FREE account and send to your kids or use in class.

Try the Playable Preview to get a better idea of how it works.


Elmer Storytelling cards cover. Simplified text for EFL-ESL learners. INcludes 12 cards. INcludes prompts for increasing interaction. Comprehension checks. Make your Elmer storytelling sessions more exciting and accessible to your ESL young learners.

♦ Especially adapted, simplified text so it’s super easy for you to tell the story in a way that your kids can understand and engage with.

♦ Useful prompts on the back tell you exactly what to say AND provide comprehension checks and ways to promote interaction.

♦ Super adaptable! Use them in storytelling, games, sequencing activities and more.

♦ Perfect for switching up the dynamics and keeping your kids engaged.



Elmer Simplified Story Script Cover. Specially adapted for ESL/EFL learners. Use to prepare for drama activities. Perfect for practising your storytelling skills.

Perfect for a way to tell the Elmer story in a way that ESL/EFL learners can understand and learn from.

♦ Help your young learners acquire useful language from the story with this specially adapted version.

♦ Feel more confident in your storytelling by practising with this adapted version.

♦ Save time planning for drama activities with clear phrases. No more adapting needed!


Elmer Finger Puppets resource. Perfect for roleplay and story retelling. Use in classroom games. Choose from 3 different templates. These fun Elmer finger puppets are perfect for retelling the story and stimulating play and English practice.

♦ A dynamic and engaging craft to practise story language and use in story retelling.

♦ Includes blank elephant templates – design your own patterns!

♦ Includes useful activity suggestions to give you plenty of ideas for how to use them in engaging practice activities.


Elmer Stick Puppets resource cover. Use in story retelling. Practise colours, patterns, adjectives of description and animals. Use in free play - create new Elmer stories! These super simple Elmer stick puppets are perfect for retelling the story and stimulating play and English practice.

♦ A dynamic and engaging craft to practise story language and use in story retelling.

♦ Helpful cutting guidelines to support your youngest learners.

♦ Includes useful activity suggestions to give you plenty of ideas for how to use them in engaging practice activities.


Worksheets with a twist

Printables that are perfect for introducing and practising key story language and vocabulary. Follow the activity suggestions for dynamic ways to work on receptive and productive skills or even introduce some creativity.

Elmer Colour by Number Cover. Practise numbers and colours. Perfect for number recognition practice. Includes 3 different templates. Your ESL young learners will love learning colour and number vocabulary in a memorable way with these differentiated worksheets.

♦ Print the colour template, or let your ESL kids decide on the colours for each number.

♦ Easily incorporate literacy skills with the read, colour and find options.

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning. 


Elmer Fortune Teller Craft cover. Includes 5 different templates. Practise colours, numbers, patterns and adjectives of description. Engaging motor skills practice. What a fun and effective way to practise and play with story language and so much more!

♦ Easy folding and cutting guidelines make this a hassle free craft experience.

♦ Includes ideas for ways to maximise language practice while your ESL kids make it AND to play with it afterwards.

♦ Encourages children to use the new language in a natural playful way. 


Get creative and connect the Elmer story to personal experiences with these attractive write and draw templates.

♦ Ideal for following up on an Elmer unit/session in a personal way.

♦ Get creative while activating useful story language.

♦ Choose from a variety of templates to suit every age and ability.

♦ Includes ideas for different projects. See below!

You’ll have happy, engaged young learners as they play, colour then count their Elmer colours.

♦ Print and go!

♦ Includes 3 different procedure ideas, so you can easily adapt for age and level.

♦ Follow-up your Elmer storytelling session with this simple, fun activity.


Games to make and play

These can be made to play before your class, but they are also fantastic for integrating even more language practice because the kids can make their own copies. Super useful for bringing English outside the classroom – your young learners will be so excited to play these at home with their families.

Elmer Jigsaw and Craft resource cover. Includes 2 different images. Includes 3 jigsaw types for each image. Practise descriptive adjectives, colours, numbers, body parts Fun, easy and effective! Your ESL preschool and primary learners will love playing and making these.

♦ 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 colour and description language from the story. See the full list below.

♦ Great for an engaging way to practise numbers too!

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


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Not sure how many resources you need?

Of course it depends on your particular context, but I’d like to give you an idea of how I’ve used them across multiple levels, lessons and age groups. Below is a sample lesson map with the resources.

Sample Lesson Resource map:

Lesson 1: Jigsaw games and craft (play with games then create your own – colour – cut at home to play); Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling with book, PowerPoint story or Storytelling cards.

Lesson 2: Colour and count or colour by numbers (UNDER 5 years = colour and count is better); Flashcards and game cards (colours); Storytelling with book, PowerPoint story or Storytelling cards.

Lesson 3: Stick puppets; Digital simplified story; Flashcards and game cards (adjectives + story stages)

Lesson 4: Finger puppets (UNDER 6 years = pre-cut); Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling (dramatise with stick puppets and finger puppets)

Lesson 5: Fortune tellers (UNDER 6 years = pre-fold and unfold before class then re-fold together); Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling (OLDER learners = retelling in small groups)

Lesson 6: Learning stations with games and crafts used, storytelling and sequencing with storytelling cards. Optional write and draw.

What’s more, each resource includes different templates so you can differentiate for different levels or repeat the story across year groups but using different templates.

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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! There are a range of templates to choose from within each resource so it’s super-easy to differentiate. The included Activity Suggestions will also give you ideas about how you can conduct the activity so each child can work (play!) to their full potential.

Definitely! (You knew I would say that!) No, but seriously speaking, I started making these resources for just one class but I’ve now used them several times over. I’ve even used them with the same groups in subsequent years, because the different templates allow me to vary the activity and language focus. 

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