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Dynamic and engaging crafts, worksheets, games and flashcards to teach English with Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

What is included?

This 328 page Activity Pack contains 12 different resources. Each resource contains several different variations. You can choose the most suitable for the age and level of your young learners, and the skills you want to practise. Every resource helps you include plenty of speaking and listening opportunities for a memorable and fun learning experience.

What will my students learn?

These resources will help your young learners with these language points:

  • animals vocabulary
  • adjectives of description
  • body parts vocabulary
  • movement verbs
  • animal noises
  • verb ‘to be’ and ‘have’ in 3rd person
  • present simple
  • can for ability
  • useful story phrases: “I’ve lost my Mum!”; “I want my Mum”; “Don’t cry”; “I can help”; “I know!”; “Come with me”; “That’s not my Mum!”; “That’s a…”
  • craft and game language

At the same time, they’ll develop their fine motor skills, literacy skills, social skills and develop their understanding of the world.

SEE the Preview for full details of the vocabulary and structures targetted.

Comprehensive Activity Suggestions provide lots of ideas for activities to do before and after, and also give you ideas for interactive ways to conduct the activities for effective language practice.

What are the resources?

The Monkey Puzzle Activity Pack includes:

The entire pack contains 328 pages of information and resource templates!
  • Storytelling Cards

Use as an alternative to the book or for a change of focus when re-telling the story using a more interactive approach. Suggested questions given on the prompt cards will allow you to further involve children whilst also provide further opportunity for key language focus and comprehension checks.

  • Find And Stick Craft

Follow the activity suggestions for fun finding games that will help to develop receptive skills, animal recognition or focus on similarities, differences and descriptive vocabulary. Involve children in the preparation of the craft to practise cutting and sticking and develop fine motor skills.

  • Monkey Puzzle Jigsaw

Choose from a variety of jigsaw templates depending on the level of difficulty required. Follow the activity suggestions to create more learning fun with a scavenger hunt, jigsaw race or jigsaw craft.

  • Butterfly Craft

Using the templates provided, allow children to practise their craft skills to create their very own butterflies then see if they can use them to follow and re-enact the story. Alternatively, use the butterflies to create a colourful display which could be used to focus on number, colour or shape learning.

  • Monkey Marionette

Three versions are provided depending on the level of difficulty required. Children can practice their fine motor and cutting skills whilst following the instructions to create their monkey marionette. Focus learning on body parts and follow the activity suggestions for more fun ideas.

  • Jigsaw Display Mural

Encourage children to work together to colour and assemble this attractive wall display. Add further to the display with the cut and stick mural templates and follow the activity suggestions for fun memory games, colour, animal and number recognition.

  • Roleplay masks / Puppets

Use the wide selection of templates provided to help children create masks or puppets of the animals from the story which can then be used to take on the character roles and re-tell the story.

  • Board Games

Three versions of the game are provided; choose the most suitable for your group’s ability and follow the activity suggestions for further ideas to support learning about animals, colours, practice counting, literacy and vocabulary skills. Find and stick pictures are also included to allow children to create their own version of the game.

  • Mazes

Use these fun mazes to practice counting, sequencing and problem solving.

  • Matching Cards

Use these cards to play fun matching and memory games.

  • Mini-Cards

Mini Cards can be used to play more matching and memory games as well as developing word recognition and literacy skills.

  • Flash Cards

Use in a variety of ways to introduce and practice new language, develop literacy skills or as visual prompts for language games.

Please note the Monkey Puzzle story is not provided with this resource but is available in major book stores. You can also get our FREE Simplified Powerpoint Story  and access collections of storytelling videos on our Monkey Puzzle Story Resource Page. There are also lots of other related games, storytelling videos and songs there too!



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