On this page you can find our Adaptable Games and Activities book, useful FREE resources to complement stories or topics. Explore powerpoint games, simplified powerpoint stories and printable games and craft resources.
This quick and easy reference book is designed by teachers for teachers. It is packed full of no-prep activity and game ideas that work for almost every topic. Help children with their language and communication skills, teach them a new language, look for activities to complement a favourite story or simply search for fun, new ways to learn at home. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or in our TpT store.
These simple powerpoint games can be used to provide a change of focus while still practising your target language. Activity suggestions have been provided in the notes section, especially where slides contain only images and it is not immediately obvious how you could use them.
Spot the monster games
Use these fun monster pictures to play body parts games.
Practise animals, body and action vocabulary with this animation slide.
Practise the actions from this popular song with these fun games.
Food vocabulary – Hidden pictures
Practise food vocabulary with these games. See the activity suggestions in the notes.
Butterfly lifecycle – Hidden pictures
Learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly with these games and attractive images.
Monkey Puzzle – Hidden pictures
Practise animal vocabulary from the Monkey Puzzle story with these graudal reveal games.
Monkey Puzzle – Shapes reveal
Watch the shapes disappear to reveal the Monkey Puzzle animals.
These free powerpoints include colourful images and simplified text. You can use them to tell the stories in a simplified way. They also provide a change of focus from traditional storytelling. In order for kids to acquire language, they need to hear it several times. It is very useful to re-tell stories several times for this reason. BUT…these re-tellings don’t always have to be done in the same way or format. If you are using these in a classroom setting with a projector, you might also enjoy using the slides for other vocabulary and language games.
Simplified Elmer story
Join Elmer the colourful elephant on his adventure. This simplified version includes useful repetition of colours and animals vocabulary.
Kids will enjoy joining in with the repeated phrases; ‘Come and help!’, ‘Pull!’, ‘The turnip doesn’t move’.
Meg’s Eggs powerpoint story
Enjoy this simplified version of Meg’s Eggs. Meg, Mog and Owl have an interesting time when a dinner time spell goes wrong!
Monkey Puzzle powerpoint story
This adapted version of the story includes useful phrases, jungle animals and body parts vocabulary.
Printable games and crafts
Stick Man Mazes
Click Free download for these fun mazes. Help Stick Man find his family and practise number recognition and counting at the same time.
Stick Man Storyboard Craft
Use these printables to recreate the popular Stick Man story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This resource includes different versions so that you can differentiate the level of difficult, the time you want to spend on it, and the level of creativity you want to allow for. Click Free download, print and enjoy! For more Stick Man crafts and activities, see our Stick Man Activity Pack.
Meg and Mog Numbers Jigsaws
Four fun free printable jigsaws with comprehensive activity suggestions to promote English language acquisition. These puzzles are designed so that the children interact to develop receptive and productive skills while making their jigsaws. They can then play with them in a wide variety of further activities. See our Meg and Mog and Meg’s Eggs packs for more fun crafts and worksheets. Free download