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Dynamic and engaging crafts, worksheets, games and flashcards to teach English with The Enormous Turnip.

What is included?

This 221 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:

  • story people + animals: turnip, man (dad), woman (mum), boy (brother), girl (sister), dog, cat, mouse
  • colours vocabulary
  • numbers 1-20
  • useful story phrases, e.g., “They saw a ….”; “Come and help!”; “Pull! said the….”; “The….pulled the…, the …. pulled the…, etc.”; “The turnip doesn’t move!”
  • 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 Enormous Turnip Activity Pack includes:

  • 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.

  • Colouring Sheets

Choose from a variety of sheets depending on ability and learning focus. Use the activity suggestions for extended learning ideas, focusing on colour, number or word recognition.

  • Counting Sheets

Featuring characters from the story, three types of worksheet provide fun ways for children to practice counting, number and writing skills.

  • Numbers 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.

  • Story Wheel Craft

Telling the story in 16 images, the story wheel provides opportunities to focus learning on numbers, colours and key language from the story. Follow the activity suggestions for more learning and development ideas.

  • Sequencing Fan

Four types of template are provided depending on learning focus and ability. Involve children in the preparation of the craft to develop fine motor skills then use the completed fans to re-tell the story or for more focused learning as per the activity suggestions.

  • Display Crafts

Children can get creative and use the templates provided to create a colourful wall or washing line display.

  • Roleplay masks / Puppets

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

  • Writing Paper

Use the templates provided for writing practice, creative writing or drawing fun.

  • 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.

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