Describing People & Things

Kids Club English Resources

Physical Appearance




Describing physical appearance songs

Opposites songs

Emotions songs


Image of Little red riding hood by marshall james

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is a classic that most children know. Apart from exploring the possible messages in the story, kids can learn about family, emotions, nature and body parts.


Dinosaur Roar!

A colourful picture book full of dinosaurs. There’s lots of rich vocabulary here for describing appearance and personality that go beyond the basics in a course book. Which dinosaurs do your kids identify with?


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats is a really fun story to do with kids. They can join in easily with our adapted telling of the story and learn some really useful phrases. It’s a nice way to focus on nature and appearance language too.

The Gruffalo's child book cover - link to story resources page

The Gruffalo’s Child

This story build’s on the popular Gruffalo story and gives kids plenty of opportunities to build language to describe appearance. Great for body parts and vocabulary for forest animals.


The Gruffalo

This popular story will be familiar to a lot of kids in their first language. This makes it perfect for building their language in English. A good story for consolidating body parts, describing appearance and talking about forest animals.

Monkey Puzzle book cover - link to story resources page

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle (also known as “Where’s my Mum?”) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a firm favourite with children in our classes. See our resource page to help kids learn body parts, adjectives and describing ability and actions, as well as jungle animal vocabulary.

Go Away big green monster book cover - link to story resources page

Go Away Big Green Monster

Kids love telling the monster to ‘GO AWAY’ bit by bit. Young children learn to overcome their fears of monsters and at the same time, they learn lots of body and descriptive language. See all related resources on this page.

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