Wonderful World Tree Craft
This simple but engaging craft really gets kids thinking about what they love in the world around them....and gets them practising lots of language!
♦ Complements 'What a Wonderful World' song and other stories about nature.
♦ Perfect for using over a range of levels, abilities and age groups with different templates available.
♦ Tons of suggestions for pre, during and post craft. Super easy to plan your lesson.
♦ Great for revising a variety of lexis and learning more about your learners.
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What will my ESL young learners learn?
This craft is designed to help you generate reflection and appreciation of the world, but your scope can be as wide or as narrow as you want it to be. Some of my kids in the past have included family members, friends and even favourite toys in their craft trees.
You can leave it completely open to the kids themselves and feed in the language that they need, or you can use the image and text leaf templates. See the vocabulary below.
Don’t forget the useful classroom language you can practise too!
Text included on the leaf templates
flower, night, day, plant, grass, rose, clouds, sun, moon, tree, rainbow, volcano, baby, dog, cat, bird, world, worm, friends, football, apple, cake, guitar, piano, reading, painting, bike, karate, beetle, bee, butterfly, fish
Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…
Can you find the…? I can see … Where’s….? Here it is! It’s here. Where does this go? Like this?
What do you like about…?
Why do you like…?
How do you spell….?
How do you say…?
Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. I’m finished.
What do teachers say about the resources?
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! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!
The provided activity suggestions for pre, during and after the craft give you all the steps you need to make this the core activity in a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners. I’d recommend adding in a storytelling or song that connects to the topic such as ‘What a Wonderful World’ as sung by Louis Armstrong.
You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)
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