Verbs/Actions

Kids Club English Resources

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Find more resources to help you practise verbs and actions on these story resource pages:

Actions songs

Daily routines songs

Stories

Connect a story to your actions/verbs practice for memorable learning. On these pages, you’ll find storytelling videos, resources related to the stories and songs.

The Rabbit Listened

A lovely story about coping with feelings and how to be a good friend. Easy for kids to relate to, this story is great for developing emotional awareness, and language related to feelings and typical behaviour.

Today I will fly!

Today I will fly! by Mo Willems has such positive messages of trying, never giving up and helping others. It’s also a great story to contextualise past, present and future English tenses.

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Walking Through the Jungle

A classic picture book that is fantastic for animal and action vocabulary. Kids quickly learn the chant and join in as they meet the various animals in the jungle.

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The Yoga Ogre

This fun story is perfect for learning sport vocabulary. What sports can your kids play?
The Yoga Ogre tries all sorts of new sports but some might suit him better than others!

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Never Tickle a Tiger

Never Tickle a Tiger is a fun story of a girl on a school excursion to the zoo. She can’t sit still! How many kids can identify with that?! Witness the chaos unfold when she can’t resisit the temptation to tickle the tiger. It’s a great story to practise animal and movement vocabulary.

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From Head to Toe

From Head to Toe is a fantastic picture book that kids can interact with easily. Kids enjoy joining in with the question and answer running through the book: “Can you do it?”; “I can do it!” It is also a great book for learning the parts of the body, actions and, of course, animals.

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Fidgety Fish

Fidgety Fish is a story that most kids can easily relate to. Tiddler the fish can’t stop moving so his Mum sends him out to play. Follow him on his adventure! This story is great for practising all language related to life under the sea.

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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.

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That’s Not Funny!

That’s Not Funny is a colourful, entertaining story with the important message not to laugh at others’ misfortune. This story can help children learn animal and action vocabulary and of course, “That’s not funny!”

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Over in the Meadow

Over in the Meadow is a popular folk song with many different variations. The song goes from 1 to 10 so is excellent for learning / consolidating numbers and counting. It’s great for learning about animals, their habitats, actions and sounds too.