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Less planning, more learning! Save time preparing super fun ESL lessons with Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt.

♦ Hours of fun, dynamic activities that you can use to bring story language and expressions to life.

♦ 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.

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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.

Shark in the Park Flashcards and Game Cards cover. Includes flashcards, matching cards and mini-cards. Includes story animals/characters/objects and story phrases. Includes game suggestions. Have fun playing games with these Shark in the Park flashcards and game cards sets for engaging and effective story language practice.

♦ Help your young learners learn key position, movement and description language in a fun, dynamic way.

♦ Try out the included game ideas for interactive practice 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 Shark in the Park 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!)

Shark in the park Mini-books cover. Use in story retelling. Practise key story vocabulary. Includes 3 different versions. A really fun Shark in the Park mini-book activity that your ESL young learners will be super excited about.

♦ 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.

Perfect for retelling the story and consolidating key story language.



Shark in the Park make a telescope Resource cover. Activity ideas for practising story language. Inspiration for further language practice. Super simple ideas and instructions for making a telescope and inspiring ideas on using them to practise English.

♦ Easy to make for even your littlest learners.

♦ Includes lots of interactive story retelling and game ideas.

♦ An engaging craft your ESL kids are certain to remember.

♦ Use across multiple lessons for any language revision activity.


Shark family stick puppets. Sing the baby shark song. Use in roleplay and free play. Practise listening and speaking skills. Delight your young learners, making and playing with these Shark family stick puppets. A super fun way to learn family vocabulary.

♦ Practise useful family vocabualry in a memorable way: grandpa, grandma, mummy, daddy, baby (or any variation you choose).

♦ Includes 4 different versions of the Baby Shark lyrics. Which ones will your esl kids like best?

♦ Easy to prep for little hands with helpful cutting guidelines.

♦ Get playful and use them in roleplays, free play and acting out your favourite shark songs and stories.




Worksheets with a twist

Printables that are perfect for introducing and practising useful phrases, vocabulary and structures from the Shark in the Park story. Follow the activity suggestions for dynamic ways to work on receptive and productive skills.

Shark in the Park - Find and Colour cover. Use in story retelling. Practise key story vocabulary. Includes 2 different versions. Engaging Shark in the Park colouring sheets with a difference. These retain the magic of the reveal and work great for easy story retelling.

♦ Choose from 2 different versions for easier and more difficult folding.

♦ Includes all key story elements (plus extra!), so you can activate the story language easily and effectively.

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning.

♦ Great for interactive story retelling – more language, more memorable!


Shark in the Park Find and stick cover. Practise key story vocabulary. Use in story retelling. Practise listening or speaking skills. Enjoy helping your ESL kids learn key story vocabulary with this interactive Shark in the Park 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 vocabulary from the story: dad, boy, telescope, cat, bird, shark, duck and more: dog, girl, and bat.


Shark in the Park Jigsaw display mural cover. Collaborative classroom project. Use in classroom games. Review animal and story language. A fun collaborative class project to create an attractive Shark in the Park display mural. Excellent for engaging revision games to review story language.

♦ 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 vocabulary from the story: dad, boy, telescope, cat, bird, shark, duck, pond, tree and more: owl, bat, dog, girl, lizard, flowers


Shark in the Park Write and Draw. Use for creative tasks. Connect the story to personal experience. Review key story language. Attractive Shark in the Park write and draw templates to really get your ESL kids excited about writing, drawing and making connections between the story and their own personal experiences.

♦ Ideal for following up on a Shark in the Park unit/session in a personal way.

♦ Get creative with activating useful story language.

♦ Choose from a variety of templates to suit every age and ability.


Shark in the Park Display borders cover. Create an attractive classroom display. Use to promote your Shark in the Park storytelling session. Useful reference revision activities. Attractive Shark in the Park display borders and posters to use in your classroom or to promote your Shark in the Park session.

♦ Showcase your young learners’ work.

♦ Revise story language in games from a wall display.

♦ Includes posters and border strips.

Shark in the Park Colouring sheets resource cover. Practise numbers and colours. Practise key story vocabulary. Use in story retelling. Includes 4 different templates. Ideal for engaging young learners with numbers, colours and key story vocabulary.

♦ Choose from 4 different sheets to easily differentiate according to ability and age group.

♦ Includes all key story elements (plus extra!), so you can activate the story language easily and effectively.

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning.

♦ Fun problem solving element helps your young learners with recognising patterns.



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.

Shark in the Park - Dice and Graphing sheets. Includes 3 different dice. Practise family/people and animal vocabulary. Practise story phrases. Use in speaking activities and games. Practise maths skills. Enthrall your young learners with these super interactive dice and graphing sheets.

♦ Get crafty and choose from 3 different dice to practise story, animal/people vocabulary and useful phrases from the story.

♦ Your ESL young learners will love playing games with the dice. Lots of game ideas included to make planning super easy.

♦ Engaging graphing sheets are great to get your kids interacting and practising their maths and English skills.

♦ Not just for one lesson. These are games you can come back to again and again!


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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.

In general I follow this sequence:

  1. Introduce the language and use activities to focus on understanding, i.e., the children have to listen and understand to complete the craft/game/worksheet.
  2. Revise the language and give the children the opportunity to produce the language.
  3. Practise the language in a freer way that lets the children experiment with the language.

Lesson 1: Flashcards and game cards (story characters); Storytelling; Colouring sheets

Lesson 2: Find and stick or Find and Colour craft; Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling with video or book

Lesson 3: Dice games; Telescope craft Flashcards and game cards; Story retelling

Lesson 4: Mini-books; Story telling; Small group card games

Lesson 5: Graphing sheets + dice games; Storytelling; Write and Draw templates OR card games

Lesson 6: Jigsaw Display Craft OR Shark family Stick Puppet Craft + Learning stations with games, story and crafts used.

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.

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    Very good materials for english teaching! Thank you

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