Monkey Puzzle Activities Bundle Offers

Monkey Puzzle Activities Bundles

Less planning, more learning! Save time preparing super fun ESL lessons with Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

♦ Hours of fun, dynamic activities that you can use NOT ONLY with the Monkey Puzzle story, but for any jungle topic.

♦ 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 €10.50!

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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.


Monkey Puzzle Flashcards and game cards cover. Includes flashcards, mini-cards, matching cards. Practise animal and animal body parts vocabulary. Includes game suggestions. Have fun learning animals, animal body parts and useful story language with these Monkey Puzzle flashcards and game cards.

  • Help your young learners learn key animal, body parts, and story language from the Monkey Puzzle story in a fun, dynamic way.
  • Try out the included game ideas for interactive practise and easy learning.
  • A choice of three card types provide plenty of learning opportunities so your esl kids never get bored.
  • Perfect for helping you plan engaging and effective lessons so you have structure to your Monkey Puzzle story lessons.

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!)

Monkey Puzzle Storytelling Cards. Simplified text for EFL/ESL learners. Includes 12 cards. Includes prompts for increasing interaction. Comprehension checks. Make your Monkey Puzzle 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.

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.

Monkey marionette resource cover. Complements monkey stories and jungle topics. Use in story retelling. Practise body parts. Includes 3 different difficulty levels. This monkey marionette craft is perfect for revising body parts and for a whole range of language in play and drama activities.

  •  Includes 3 different templates to easily cater to different levels and your available resources.
  • Follow the included activity suggestions and links to supplementary resources for a super dynamic and engaging lesson.
  • Get playful and use them in roleplays, free play and acting out your favourite monkey songs and stories.

Butterfly craft Resource cover. Compleemnts Monkey Puzzle. Use in story retelling. Practise colour and shapes vocabulary. Includes 6 variations. Delight your young learners, making and playing with these butterfly crafts.

  • Practise useful colours, shapes or pattern language while making them.
  • Includes lots of activity suggestions for playing with the puppets while and after you make them.
  • Perfect for mixed age groups. Templates for every stage of motor skills development.
  • Get playful and use them in roleplays, free play and acting out your favourite stories starring butterflies. I particularly love Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Jungle Animals Roleplay Masks and Puppets. Use in story retelling. Practise jungle animal vocabulary. Includes versions with and without eye holes. Includes detailed procedures for a super engaging lesson. Have excellent fun with these Jungle Animal roleplay masks and puppets to act out the story.

  • Less planning, more learning! Comes with detailed activity procedures for a super engaging lesson or lessons across a range of different levels.
  •  A dynamic and engaging craft to practise jungle language and/or dramatise a story (e.g. Monkey Puzzle).
  • Choose from smaller and larger templates, all with helpful cutting guidelines to support your youngest learners.

Monkey Puzzle Mini-books resource cover. Includes 4 different template types. Easy to choose your skills focus. Use across a wide range of levels. Engage your ESL young learners in this integrated skills practice with Monkey Puzzle mini-books. A whole book from just one sheet of paper!

♦ Easy to cater to different abilities and skills focus by choosing from 4 different templates.

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

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

♦ Includes super useful activity procedures and learning objectives to make planning easy.


Worksheets with a twist

Printables that are perfect for introducing and practising key story and jungle animals language. Follow the activity suggestions for dynamic ways to work on receptive and productive skills.

You’ll also find murals that work great for whole class projects.

Monkey Puzzle Find and Stick Cover. Practise jungle animal vocabulary. Practise storytelling phrases. Includes 2 different backgrounds in black and white and colour. Enjoy helping your ESL kids learn key jungle vocabulary and story phrases with this interactive Monkey Puzzle find and stick craft. Easy, effective and fun!

  • Great for retelling the story and having the children hunt and find the pieces to stick in their picture.
  • Perfect for even your littlest learners. Stretch your older learners by getting them to ask each other for the pieces.
  • Includes useful jungle animal vocabulary from the story: bat, spider, frog, butterfly, parrot, snake, elephant, and monkey.

Monkey Puzzle Mazes. Practise numbers and counting. Practise jungle animals and story language. Includes 4 different mazes. Fun Monkey Puzzle Mazes that help your ESL young learners practise number recognition as well as jungle animals and story language.

  • A fun way to practise number recognition.
  • Practise jungle animals and useful phrases from the story with the animal maze.
  • Perfect for an engaging activity for fast finishers.

Monkey Puzzle Jigsaw display mural cover. Collaborative classroom project. Use in classroom games. Review animal and story language. Bring jigsaws to the class level with this fun collaborative Monkey Puzzle display project. Ideal for practising animal and story language in classroom games.

  • Excellent for using in interactive games and revision activities after making it. Ideas in accompanying activity suggestions.
  • Involve everyone in the class to create something they can be proud of.
  • Includes useful animal vocabulary from the story: monkey, butterfly, spider, elephant, bat, parrot, frog, caterpillar

Monkey Puzzle Cut and paste display mural. Collaborative classroom project. Use in classroom games. Review animal and story language. Create an attractive Monkey Puzzle display with your esl kids. Practise the story language, and jungle animals in a collaborative project.

  • Excellent for using in interactive games and revision activities after making it.
  • Involve everyone in the class to create something they can be proud of.
  •  Includes useful animal vocabulary from both the story and the story pictures: monkey, butterfly, spider, elephant, bat, parrot, frog, caterpillar, snake, alligator, turtle, tiger, lizard, insect, bird
  •  Lots of opportunities for other useful nature language too: rocks, flowers, trees, leaves, grass, bushes

Games to make and play

All of 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.

Monkey Puzzle Jigsaw craft cover. Includes 2 different images. Includes 2 jigsaw types for each image. Practise animals, numbers, number recognition. Bring some crafty magic to your ESL kids with these Monkey puzzle jigsaw crafts.

  •  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 animal 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.

Jungle Animals Board Games and Craft. Lower and higher level templates. Practise animal, description, numbers and/or movement and sound vocabulary. Includes craft option to create your own board game. Your ESL kids will have a blast playing with these jungle animal board games AND learn lots of useful language as they play.

  • A super interactive way to practise jungle animals vocabulary and descriptive language.
  • Cater to all ages and abilities with a choice of different board games and procedures.
  • Give your young learners even more English speaking practice with the create your own game versions. They’ll play at home with their families too!
  • Easy to follow tips and suggestions that give you loads of ideas for different ways to play.

You’ll also get the below free resources in the Monkey Puzzle Activities Bundle:

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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.

Note: Another important point worth mentioning is that I also use some of these resources independently rather than alongside the story.

Sample lesson resource map

Lesson 1: Flashcards and game cards (jungle animals); Find and stick jungle scene 1; Storytelling with picture book or video

Lesson 2: Storytelling cards, Shapes reveal PowerPoint game; Butterfly craft (shapes and colours version)

Lesson 3: Simplified PowerPoint Story; Sequencing with printed cards from PowerPoint story; Monkey Puzzle Marionette

Lesson 4: Flashcards and game cards (body parts and description cards); Jigsaw craft (colour dictation with story phrases and animal description). Storytelling with picture book, storytelling cards or PowerPoint (interaction focusing on animal description and story phrases)

Lesson 5: Flashcards and game cards (small group games); Board games

Lesson 6: Storytelling with picture book, storytelling cards or flashcards; Roleplay puppets; retelling story

For larger classes or rooms you have space to use for a display, I could add more lessons and/or substitute the find and stick jungle scene craft for either the Jigsaw Display Mural or the Cut and Paste Mural.

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. 

It’s also easily possible to use many of the jungle animals resources with any unit on the jungle, landscapes or animals.

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