Go Away Big Green Monster 16 page mini-book cover. Practise body parts and colours. Use in story retelling. Includes cut and paste for sequencing. Make an alternative book from included monster pics.

Get playful with Go Away Big Green Monster Mini-books

Engage your ESL young learners with these super fun Go Away Big Green Monster 16 page 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 story.

♦ Cater for all abilities and contexts by choosing from a choice of templates and procedures.

♦ Get creative with the included monster pics, then tell an alternative story. Fun!

Ready for some Go Away Big Green Monster mini-book magic? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

This mini-book craft is ideal for helping your esl young learners acquire useful phrases, body and colour vocabulary.

They’ll also get a good feel for adjective order without studying.

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

Your kids might not be reading yet, but it’s certainly possible to make the craft using the story language. Retell from the pictures or even choose the version without text.

Depending on how you conduct the activity, your students also get plenty of practise of their listening and speaking skills.

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

Sample story language

Go Away big red mouth! You don’t scare me! Big Green Monster has sharp white teeth.

Face vocabulary

face, eyes, nose, ears, mouth, teeth, hair


has/has got
e.g. Big green monster has got a green face. 

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 sofa? Here it is! It’s here. Where does this go? Like this?

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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