From Head to Toe Mini-books. Includes 9 different mini-books with different language/skills practice. Story retelling. Practise key vocabulary and phrases.

Fun with From Head to Toe Mini-books

Engage your ESL young learners in this integrated skills practice with From Head to Toe mini-books. A whole book from just one sheet of paper!

♦ See the excitement from making a whole book from one sheet of paper.

♦ Ideal for practising sequencing skills and at the same time consolidating language from the song/story.

♦ Easy to cater to different abilities and skills focus by choosing from an amazing 9 different templates.

♦ A fun and interactive way to incorporate story retelling, and bring English outside the classroom.

Ready for some From Head to Toe mini-books magic? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

Or get them in the From Head to Toe Activities Bundle. Incredible value!

What will my ESL young learners learn?

This mini-book craft is ideal for helping your esl young learners acquire useful phrases to describe ability, and vocabulary for animals, actions and body parts. Choose the templates to suit your specific language focus.

Using their sequencing skills, they’ll create those all important connections between the language and the story too.

The choice of templates let’s you focus on all 4 skills, or focus in on one in particular.

Don’t forget the valuable classroom language you’ll be helping them learn. See a summary below:

Animals vocabulary

penguin, giraffe, buffalo, monkey, seal, gorilla, cat, crocodile, camel, donkey, elephant, parrot

Action verbs

turn, bend, raise, wave, clap, thump, arch, wriggle, bend, kick, stomp, wiggle

Body vocabulary

head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, back, hips, knee, legs, foot, toes

Story/song phrases

  • turn my head
  • bend my neck
  • raise my shoulders
  • wave my arms
  • clap my hands
  • thump my chest
  • arch my back
  • wriggle my hips
  • bend my knee
  • kick my legs
  • stomp my foot
  • wiggle my toes


‘can’ for ability

e.g. I can clap my hands. Can you do it? I can do it.

verb ‘be’

e.g. I am a giraffe. I am a gorilla.


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… Where’s the…? Here it is! It’s here. Where does this go? Like this? What does this say?

What’s next? What’s first? What’s number 1? This one? That one? Let’s tell the story.

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Colours, pencil, crayons, pens, scissors, paper, card, cut, fold, open.

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!

The provided activity suggestions for pre, during and after the craft give you all the steps you need to create a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners. 

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!)

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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