The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip story is ideal for young children learning language. It provides lots of repetition and opportunities for joining in. Kids can learn people, family and pet vocabulary and talk about food and growing things.

If you would like your own copy of this story, there are several versions available. The version pictured opposite, perfect for beginners, is available here:
Classic Tales Beginner 1. The Enormous Turnip: Big Book: Enormous Turnip Beginner level 1 (Classic Tales First Edition)

The Enormous Turnip - Stories, Songs,Craft - Kids Club English

On this page you can find the Activity Pack to complement the story, Story videos, a Powerpoint version of the story, Family songs, Pet songs, Farm Animal songs and Food songs.

Crafts and Printables

Use these interactive crafts and worksheets with your kids at home or in the classroom. All activities come complete with DETAILED Activity Suggestions to help you conduct the activity in a language rich way. There are a variety of versions of each activity type so they are perfect for DIFFERENTIATION according to age or ability level. See the preview below for a better idea of what the pack contains. It is currently available on Mindingkids and TpT.

The Enormous Turnip Activity Pack

Story videos


Powerpoint story

Download this free Kids Club English powerpoint to tell the story in an alternative way. The language is simplified and includes lots of repetition to help children acquire the key language more easily. You could project it with larger groups and even use the images to play language and vocabulary games.

 Simplified Enormous Turnip story

Link to free enormous turnip simplified story download. Enormous turnip adapted for young children learning English.

Kids will enjoy joining in with the repeated phrases; ‘Come and help!’, ‘Pull!’, ‘The turnip doesn’t move’.

Free download



These songs are a great complement to The Enormous Turnip. There’s a mixture of active and more calming songs to help kids learn vocabulary and complete phrases.

Choose your favourites from the galleries and sing and dance together.  You can also let the songs play continuously in the background if you use the playlists. Alternatively, go to our playlists on our Youtube channel.

Family songs




Pet songs




Farm animal songs




Food songs