The Enormous Turnip Activities Bundles
Less planning, more learning! Save time preparing super fun ESL lessons with The Enormous Turnip.
♦ 13 fun, dynamic activities that you can use with The Enormous Turnip and teach language for family/people/pets, familiarise your ESL learners with present simple and learn useful expressions.
♦ 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.
Have fun playing games with these Enormous Turnip flashcards and game cards sets while learning useful people, family, animals and story language.
♦ Help your young learners learn key story expressions and vocabulary 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 Enormous Turnip story lessons.
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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!)
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.
♦ Works on ANY device. Great for getting your young learners listening to the story at home as well as in your classroom.
♦ Listen and read, read then listen or both!
♦ Great for memorable practice of people/family vocabulary, useful expressions and to assimilate the present simple.
♦ Includes 29 different task cards, hosted on Boomlearning. Easy to set up a FREE account and send to your kids or use in class.
Try the Playable Preview to get a better idea of how it works.
♦ Includes 15 cards organised into 3 sets.
♦ Listen then choose from a choice of 4 images.
♦ Works on ANY digital device.
♦ Use for independent practise or in the classroom.
Try the Playable Preview to get a better idea of how it works.
Make your Enormous Turnip 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.
♦ Choose the picture templates or text templates or BOTH to practise a range of skills in an interactive way.
♦ Includes all key story events, so you can activate the story language easily and effectively.
♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning.
♦ Ideal for mixed ages groups and differentiating for different skills practice, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Have fun with these Enormous Turnip roleplay masks and puppets. Act out the story or use in interactive roleplays.
♦ A dynamic and engaging craft to practise story language and use in story retelling.
♦ Practise useful expressions and people/animal vocabulary in a dynamic and memorable way.
♦ Includes useful activity suggestions to give you plenty of ideas for how to use them in engaging practice activities.
A super interactive way to learn and retell the Enormous Turnip story both during and after the craft.
♦ Includes cut and paste templates too! Great for sequencing skills.
♦ Follow the activity suggestions for lots of ways to integrate exciting English practice.
♦ Easy to plan with the included story phrases.
♦ ESL kids are super engaged and motivated to play games and tell the story with their very own story wheel.
Worksheets with a twist
Printables that are perfect for introducing and practising key story language and vocabulary. Follow the activity suggestions for dynamic ways to work on receptive and productive skills or even introduce some creativity.
Engaging Enormous Turnip colouring sheets that are perfect for fun practice of numbers, colours, people and animals vocabulary.
♦ Choose from 5 different sheets to easily differentiate according to ability, age group, and vocabulary focus.
♦ Great for pattern recognition skills too.
♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning AND give you ideas for incorporating story retelling.
People/family, animals, counting, description – These super simple counting sheets have them all! A fun activity to do with your ESL kids alongside The Enormous Turnip.
♦ Easy to differentiate for mixed age groups and abilities.
♦ Practise useful story character vocabulary and phrases while practising numbers and counting.
♦ Includes lots of easy to follow activity suggestions for maximum interaction, engagement and FUN!
Use as a fun collaborative class project or as individual mini-displays to use in engaging revision games, story telling and to review story language.
♦ Excellent for using in interactive games and revision activities during and after making it. Ideas in accompanying activity suggestions.
♦ Involve everyone in the class to create something they can be proud of.
♦ Includes useful people and animal vocabulary from the story: man/dad, woman/mum, boy/brother, girl/sister, dog, cat, mouse.
Attractive Enormous Turnip 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 an Enormous Turnip unit/session in a personal way.
♦ Get creative while activating useful language.
♦ Choose from a variety of templates to suit every age and ability.
Games to make and play
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.
Engaging game and craft fun with Enormous Turnip jigsaws that help your ESL kids learn useful numbers, people and animal vocabulary.
♦ Easy to differentiate for age and ability with 3 different templates.
♦ Use as a game AND a craft activity!
♦ Follow the tips and suggestions for fun ways to incorporate full sentences and story language in an interactive and dynamic way.
♦ Facilitates natural classroom language to talk about ordering, poisition and place.
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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.
Sample lesson resource map
Lesson 1: Flashcards and game cards (introduce characters); Storytelling with picture book, Simplified PowerPoint story or video; Counting sheets
Lesson 2: Flashcards and game cards, Storytelling with picture book, Simplified PowerPoint story or video, Jigsaw craft (game + colouring dictation with story retelling)
Lesson 3: Storytelling cards; Story wheel craft (with story retelling)
Lesson 4: Storytelling with Storytelling cards, Simplified PowerPoint or picture book, Digital listen and choose, Sequencing fans
Lesson 5: Flashcards and game cards, retelling in groups with story wheels or sequencing fans, Roleplay masks and puppets + acting out the story
Lesson 6: Learning stations with games and crafts used, digital story and listen and choose.Optional display craft. Acting out the story in small groups or with display puppets.
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 resources for other topics throughout the year, e.g., family, pets, autumn
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