The Enormous Turnip Story wheel craft resource cover. Use in story retelling during and after craft. Includes suggested story language. Includes a choice of templates.

The Enormous Turnip Story Wheel Craft

A super interactive way to learn and retell the Enormous Turnip story both during and after the craft.

♦ Includes cut and paste templates too! Great for sequencing skills.

♦ Follow the activity suggestions for lots of ways to integrate exciting English practice.

♦ Easy to plan with the included story phrases.

♦ ESL kids are super engaged and motivated to play games and tell the story with their very own story wheel.

Ready for some Enormous Turnip Story Wheel fun? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

They’ll practise their listening skills, and will also have plenty of speaking opportunities in the interactive retelling. If you use them in games and sequencing activities, they’ll get even more speaking practice.

The resource includes a full breakdown of the story phrases. Below is a summary of the language you might focus on.

Principal vocabulary

  • Story people and animals: turnip, man (dad), woman (mum), boy (brother), girl (sister), dog, cat, mouse




Story phrases

They see a ______

Come and help!

Pull! says the _____

The _____ pulls the _____, the _____ pulls the ____ etc.

The turnip doesn’t move.

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.

The provided activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas for how you can build a lesson around this resource. I’d recommend adding in a storytelling with the book, a storytelling video or the storytelling cards. Check out my other Enormous Turnip resources and related songs on the Enormous Turnip Story Resource Page. You can even dramatise the story at the end.

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but 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!)

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