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The New Year

Warm-up

Songs

Time for another year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Happy New Year Song (na, na, na, na, na) - YouTube

Happy New Year Song (na, na, na, na, na) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/0soawtYqFOoI couldn’t find a silly new year’s song that made me feel like singing at the top of my lungs, so I wrote one. It’s just a fun way to welcome the new year! (yr 3-7)

♫ Scottish Music - Auld Lang Syne ♫ - YouTube

♫ Scottish Music – Auld Lang Syne ♫ – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/PER8f7bQIlgSung by Dougie MacLean – “Auld Lang Syne” is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. (yr 5-C2)

Traditions

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/happy-new-year/1795966.htmlThere is a song millions of Americans hear every New Year’s Eve. It is called “Auld Lang Syne.” It is the traditional music played during the New Year’s celebration. Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem, and it means “old long since.” The song describes the need to remember old friends. – Listening/Reading (yr 5-7)

50 New Year Traditions From Around the World

50 New Year Traditions From Around the Worldhttps://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/50-new-year-traditions-from-around-the-world.html

Have you ever wondered what New Year’s celebrations are like in other countries? Wonder no more; this infographic will tell you everything you need to know! – Info (yr 8-B1)

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutionshttp://www.kidsgen.com/rhymes_and_poems/ny_resolution.htm

I won’t fly paper airplanes when the teacher isn’t looking. I won’t sneak in the kitchen just to taste what they are cooking. I will not twist the silverware to see how far it bends. – Poem (yr 5-8)

Children and Teens Share Healthy New Year’s Resolutions - YouTube

Children and Teens Share Healthy New Year’s Resolutions – YouTube (2:07)https://youtu.be/mnPAgaNXIv8The American Academy of Pediatrics asked some children and teens what healthy New Year’s resolutions they were making, and they had a lot to say! (yr 5-B1)

Winter Wonders

Winter Wondershttp://www.alphabet-soup.net/mini/winter.html The Snowman’s Resolution (#3) by Aileen Fischer. A sweet poem to read with students – Poem (yr 6-8)

New Years Resolutions! - YouTube

New Year’s Resolutions! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/WLk3IFTDhkgA funny New Year’s parody of The Beatles, “Revolution”. Start your New Year off on the right foot! – Song (yr 7-B1)

New Year's Resolutions - Breaking News English Lesson - ESL

New Year’s Resolutions – Breaking News English Lesson – ESLhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1501/150102-new-years-resolutions.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – three levels (4,5,6 equal years 7,8 and 9) with various activities – Listening/Reading (yr 7-B1)

Disney Top 10 New Year's Resolutions - YouTube

Disney Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions – YouTube (2:56)https://youtu.be/or3nKPEzpsIHappy New Year! Draw inspiration from these New Year’s resolutions and make your own. What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? (yr 7-B1)

New Year Resolutions - Simon's Cat | GUIDE TO - YouTube

New Year Resolutions – Simon’s Cat | GUIDE TO – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/KNEVjhCXZB4

It’s that time of year when New Year Resolutions are decided! Watch our Guide To film to see how Simon’s Cat helps Simon with his. (Or not). (yr 8-C2)

One Little Word® - YouTube

One Little Word® – YouTube (Stop at 1:30)https://youtu.be/-2xQqXtpCPQWhat is One Little Word®? In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January—a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about … – Viewing / Listening (yr 8-C2)

The 'New Years resolution ' SONG 🎵 - YouTube

The ‘New Years resolution ‘ SONG 🎵 – YouTube (0:51)https://youtu.be/MwAm10xwrrUA very short new years song, new, years, happy new year – with lyrics – WARNING for the f-word at the end! (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution Song | Zoe Anne - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution Song | Zoe Anne – YouTube (4:14)https://youtu.be/yYMUCC9SFdsNew Year’s Resolutions, it’s really hard to stick to them. I tried my hardest for one month… – With lyrics (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution – YouTube (3:04)https://youtu.be/gAuG8NBgaNo“In a recent survey 8 out of 10 people said they found New Year’s Videos to be the same old same old. The other 2 were too busy writing their New Year Resolutions. Take a look at this charming independent video. We’ve all been there….. What’s YOUR new year’s resolution? ” (yr 8-C2) 

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions with Bob Dylan - YouTube

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions with Bob Dylan – YouTube (0:51)https://youtu.be/nluiApeNWKIFrom Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour…this one the top new year’s resolutions. Enjoy! (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution - Animated Tips And Tricks - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution – Animated Tips And Tricks – YouTube (5:54)https://youtu.be/xIDsgi9ytFESix tips that most people don’t know about when it comes to achieving your New Year’s Resolutions. (yr 8-C2)

Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts | TED-Ed

Try something new for 30 days – Matt Cutts | TED-Ed (3:27)https://ed.ted.com/lessons/try-something-new-for-30-days-matt-cutts

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. A full lesson based on a less than 4-min TEDTalk – Viewing / Listening / Lesson Plan (yr 8-C2)

10 TED-Ed Lessons to inspire your New Year’s resolutions |

10 TED-Ed Lessons to inspire your New Year’s resolutions |https://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/01/07/10-ted-ed-lessons-to-inspire-your-new-years-resolutions/With the exhilarating (and exhausting) holiday season behind us, January offers a month of new beginnings and boundless optimism. – Viewing / Listening (yr 8-C2)

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS | Overcome the Odds - YouTube

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS | Overcome the Odds – YouTube (8:00)https://youtu.be/UEF6ipQFEkYStart the New Year right! New Year’s Resolutions are an old tradition that many of us partake in. (yr 9-C2)

The New Year's Eve song, explained - YouTube

The New Year’s Eve song, explained – YouTube (6:34)https://youtu.be/_xWxyxsVAsQThe US associates “Auld Lang Syne” with the New Year, but not everyone does. Join the Vox Video Lab! (yr 9-C2)

 

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Chinese New Year

This theme page about the Chinese New Year will be updated by January 25th 2020 to include the latest materials for the celebration.

Background

Chinese New Year 2020 - Spring Festival Celebration !

Chinese New Year 2020 – Spring Festival Celebration !https://www.thechinesezodiac.org/chinese-new-year-traditions/The Chinese New Year 2020 falls on Tuesday, January 25 and is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. It is the beginning of a great Metal Rat 2020!

Chinese New Year around the world in 2020

Chinese New Year around the world in 2020https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/chinese-new-yearRead about Chinese New Year around the world in 2020. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals.

 

Warm-up

Happy Lunar New Year! - YouTube

Happy Lunar New Year! – YouTube (1:02)https://youtu.be/849Tk-ezcfYThe Lunar New Year is celebrated by over 1 billion people around the world

 

Songs

[ Happy CNY ] Chinese New Year Song - YouTube

[ Happy CNY ] Chinese New Year Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Y150S2vivFoThe 1st English CNY Song by Lleon 吕俊梁 featuring cute cute Tiger cartoon and animation. – In English, with lyrics (yr 4)

Happy New Year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Happy New Year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/happy-new-yearListen to a song about the traditions of Chinese New Year. – Song in English, with lyrics (yr 4)

Chinese New Year 2008 - 过年2008 - Happy New Year 2015 - YouTube

Chinese New Year  – Happy New Year  – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7laBfy89qK8This video is about the Chinese New Year. There is an English translation at the top of the video. (yr 5-7)

15 Days of Chinese New Year (12 Days of Christmas Parody) - YouTube

15 Days of Chinese New Year (12 Days of Christmas Parody) – YouTube  (4:00)https://youtu.be/ugtSa8vpTKQA parody of the lunar new year celebrations. The text is partly hard to follow, but it’s still fun to watch (yr 8-9)

 

Lesson Plans

The Chinese New Year - Intermediate English Reading Comprehension

The Chinese New Year – Intermediate English Reading Comprehensionhttps://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/190109/1901091.htmlPeople in China celebrate New Year in the month of January or February. The Chinese New Year begins on a different date each year between January 21 and February 20. – Interactive quiz (yr 6-8)

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Chinese New Year's Day

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Chinese New Year’s Dayhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/01/chinese_new_years_day.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Chinese New Year (yr 6-8)

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and | TED-Ed

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac – Megan Campisi and | TED-Edhttps://teded.herokuapp.com/lessons/the-myth-behind-the-chinese-zodiac-megan-campisi-and-pen-pen-chenWhat’s your sign? According to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it’s your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen recount this classic myth. (yr 8-B1)

 

Reading

The Chinese Zodiac Story - Topmarks

The Chinese Zodiac Story – Topmarkshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/ChineseNewYear/ZodiacStory.aspxA slide show telling the myth behind the Chinese Zodiac Animals. (yr 6-7)

All About Chinese New Year | kiddyhouse.com/CNY

All About Chinese New Year | kiddyhouse.com/CNYhttp://www.kiddyhouse.com/CNY/A text to read about the lunar calendar and the New Year – from 2015 (yr 6-8)

Chinese Zodiac for Kids

Chinese Zodiac for Kidshttp://www.china-family-adventure.com/chinese-zodiac.html#.VORkhPnF_iUThere are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. They came when Buddha summoned them to him. A race was held to determine which would be first in the cycle, guess who came in first and why? (yr 7-B1)

21 Chinese New Year's Customs and Traditions You Should Know

21 Chinese New Year’s Customs and Traditions You Should Knowhttps://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/new-year/customs.htmThe Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is sometimes called, is a 15-day festival in traditional custom. (yr 8-B1)

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiachttp://www.chinatoday.com/culture/zodiac/zodiac.htmAs students in a class are mostly born in the same year, you can study that sign together (yr 8-B1)

Chinese Zodiac 2020: The 12 Animals Signs, Compatibility

Chinese Zodiac 2020: The 12 Animals Signs, Compatibilityhttps://chinesenewyear2020.org/chinese-zodiac/Before celebrating the Spring Festival with your friends and family, learn more about the 12 Chinese zodiac animals here! (yr 8-B1)

 

Viewing

Chinese New Year began as a horror story - YouTube

Chinese New Year began as a horror story – YouTube (1:44)https://youtu.be/UzdhyAuCWagThere’s a special legend about the lunar new year – here’s our animation of the story. (yr 7-9)

The great race | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The great race | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council (2:17)http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-great-raceThe Jade Emperor chose the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. How did he decide? Watch and find out! (yr 6-7)

Story of the Chinese Zodiac - YouTube

Story of the Chinese Zodiac – YouTube (3:25)https://youtu.be/Iw0adpGLIdkThe story of the Chinese Zodiac is a classic legend. – An animated story of the origins of the Chinese Zodiac aminals (yr 8-9)

Chinese Zodiac 12 Animals Symbols - YouTube

Chinese Zodiac 12 Animals Symbols – YouTube (4:04)https://youtu.be/06YdupyVpG0The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle symbolized by the 12 animals. Each animal has a different personality and characteristics (yr 8-9)

chinese new year story "nian" - YouTube

Chinese new year story “nian” – YouTube (5:01)https://youtu.be/0uJbp8d_d9cIf you want know about Chinese new year, this animation will tell you. – A well-known story of the origins of the tradition in Chinese with English subtitles (yr 8-9)

14 Ways To Survive Chinese New Year - YouTube

14 Ways To Survive Chinese New Year – YouTube (5:14)https://youtu.be/RdT3nF_s8bMLearn how to survive annoying relatives this CNY! – A satirical video about the tradition (yr 8-9)

 

More Materials

Chinese New Year | ESL Teaching and Learning Resources

Chinese New Year | ESL Teaching and Learning Resourceshttp://www.esolcourses.com/topics/chinese-new-year.htmlPrintable classroom resources and online lessons for teaching and learning about the Chinese New Year

 

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Winter Wonderland, 1-9

This theme page is about Winter, Weather and what to do in winter, suitable for any age.

Warm-up

Lily & the Snowman with Lyrics - YouTube

Lily & the Snowman with Lyrics – YouTube (2:21) https://youtu.be/gKDGv5z4NQUEvery winter, a magical snowman puts on a show for a little girl. But over time, life pulls them apart. Will she remember to take the time for what she loved. Also as a lesson plan below.

 

Songs

Fun Winter Song Lyrics for Kids - Winter is Here - We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Elf Learning - YouTube

Fun Winter Song Lyrics for Kids – Winter is Here – We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Elf Learning – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/HboTmLb9iCcFun Winter Song Lyrics for Kids – Winter is Here – We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Elf Learning This is a live recording with lyrics of ELF Learning’s winter Album

I'm a Little Snowman | Winter Song for Kids | Snowman Song | The Kiboomers - YouTube

I’m a Little Snowman | Winter Song for Kids | Snowman Song | The Kiboomers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/-b-U1eQqBmkThe Kiboomers! Winter songs for kids. Sing along to I’m a Little Snowman. You and your students will just love this fun snowman song! (Yr 2-4)

Mr. Frosty Winter - YouTube

Mr. Frosty Winter – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/t3deroJbh4MMister Frosty, Frosty Winter, Why’d you have to come around? We were happy with the autumn, Then you had to come to town.- Winter Sing-Along

Winter Begone - YouTube

Winter Begone – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/kGToakuCYn0Winter Concert: Winter Begone. How could anybody like this winter? How could anybody like this snow?

SNOW (Jesse Winchester) (for Sharron) (cover) - YouTube

SNOW (Jesse Winchester) (for Sharron) (cover) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/_pIMAaLOYZkJesse again, for someone who gets hot in the cold – A different view on winter and snow – escaping to the south. (Yr 6-9) lyrics

Freddie Mercury - A winter's tale - YouTube

Freddie Mercury – A winter’s tale – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7dNMc2wHdcw lyricsIt’s Winter fall, red skies are gleaming. – A slow song by Queen with a lot of -ing forms. (Yr 8-9)

 

Vocabulary

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Picture dictionary

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Picture dictionaryhttp://www.anglomaniacy.pl/winterDictionary.htmLearn and practise English with our printables that go well with the picture dictionary and interactive flashcards. (Yr 1-2)

Winter Words - YouTube

Winter Words – YouTube (2:46)https://youtu.be/aER54k_jj6YA vocabulary presentation from Lantern Fish ESL. Winter vocabulary words for learning English.

On a winter's day I put on my coat, hat, ...

Wintertime - YouTube

Wintertime – YouTube (4:07)https://youtu.be/szpegcUdYi8A vocabulary presentation on the theme of winter. This presentation covers basic winter weather and activities.

 

Worksheets

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Printable resources

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Printable resourceshttp://www.anglomaniacy.pl/winterPrintables.htmBrowse, download and print resources designed for learning and practising English words related to the theme Winter: cap, cold, icicles, mittens, scarf, skate, ski, sledge, snow, snowball,…(Yr 2-4)

What can we do in the winter? - English ESL Worksheets

What can we do in the winter? – English ESL Worksheetshttp://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/what_can_we_do_in_the_winter/winter-beginner-prea1/38229A worksheet for beginners to match the images of winter activities with the corresponding description. – ESL worksheets (Yr 4-6)

 

Lesson Plans

Lilyandthesnowman - THE LITERACY SHED

Lilyandthesnowman – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/lilyandthesnowman.htmlLily builds a snowman and they share some great times, he comes to live and tells her stories.  Will their friendship endure as the years pass? – Lesson ideas included

ESL Lesson | Winter Vocabulary

ESL Lesson | Winter Vocabularyhttp://www.elcivics.com/esl/winter-season-1.html

Winter starts in December and ends in March. It comes after autumn and before spring. Lesson with vocabulary and several activities (Yr 4-5)

 

Reading

Sneezy the Snowman - YouTube

Sneezy the Snowman – YouTube (5:19)https://youtu.be/FagIwy7Ac-ASneezy the Snowman shivered, hr-rr. It’s cold out here, that’s for sure…  (Yr 3-4)
Winter Wonders

Winter Wondershttp://www.alphabet-soup.net/mini/winter.htmlWinter Wonders, Poems, First Snow Snow makes whiteness where it falls, The bushes look like popcorn-balls.

Advanced Reading | A Siberian Winter | esl-lounge Student

Advanced Reading | A Siberian Winter | esl-lounge Studenthttp://www.esl-lounge.com/student/reading/4r5-siberian-winter.phpA Siberian Winter – A Reading Comprehension with some advanced vocabulary (Yr 8-B1)

 

Listening

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Winter

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Winterhttp://www.listenaminute.com/w/winter.htmlListen A Minute: Free 9-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Winter – Handouts, online activities and mp3. (Yr 5-6)

Learn English With Songs - A Winter's Tale by David Essex

Learn English With Songs – A Winter’s Tale by David Essexhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/songs/winter/winters-tale.html

The nights colder now, Maybe I should the door, And anyway the snow has all your footsteps, And I follow you no more, Video Listening Quiz (Yr 6-9)

Britain's Big Freeze - Winter Weather Video Listening Activity

Britain’s Big Freeze – Winter Weather Video Listening Activityhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/weather/winter/winter-weather-video-quiz.htmlInstructions Watch this video about Britain’s big freeze. Don’t try to understand everything. Listen to get a general idea of what the video is about the first time you watch it. (Yr 8-9) 

Upper Intermediate English - The Northern Lights

Upper Intermediate English – The Northern Lightshttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/listening/upper-intermediate/northern-lights-lesson-activities.htmlThis lesson is about the northern lights. You will practise your speaking and listening skills, learn and review some useful vocabulary, and complete a listening comprehension quiz.

 

Viewing

Oxford Splash A - Animated Story - YouTube

Oxford Splash A – Animated Story – YouTube (3:55)https://youtu.be/XGDS870NgagOxford Splash A – Animated Story – Let’s make a snowman – no subtitles (Yr 1-3)

Learn English words for snow - A snowy day - English lesson with Misterduncan in England - YouTube

Learn English words for snow – A snowy day – English lesson with Misterduncan in England – YouTube (13:18)https://youtu.be/hde_uXOrdsE#t=80An English lesson about snow. English words for snow and winter. Mr Duncan takes us for a walk (Yr 6-9)

Seasons | Fall and Winter | ESL Conversations - YouTube

Seasons | Fall and Winter | ESL Conversations – YouTube (2:01)https://youtu.be/eCoX7fbFM-4Learn natural vocabulary and expressions to talk about the fall, winter and changing of the seasons. This fun, animated video is a powerful visual aid for conversation practice

 

Speaking

Winter Conversation Questions

Winter Conversation Questionshttps://bogglesworldesl.com/questions/Winter.htmlThis document contains a list of questions packed with idioms and vocabulary on the theme of winter.

Writing

Winter Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts, Christmas Snow Photo Inspiration · Creativity-Portal.com

Winter Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts, Christmas Snow Photo Inspiration · Creativity-Portal.comhttp://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/writing/winter.writing.prompts.htmlCold, snowy winter weather! Looking for some inspiration or the “write” kind of prompting for the winter season? (Yr 6-9)

 

Interactive

Control Alt Achieve: 6 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kids

Control Alt Achieve: 6 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kidshttp://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/12/winter-activities.html On the 6th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 6 Wintry Wonders. Note : This post is part of my ” 12 Days of Tech-Mas ” series

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides - FREE Template

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides – FREE Templatehttps://shakeuplearning.com/blog/winter-magnetic-poetry-with-google-slides/Celebrate winter and get creative with winter magnetic poetry using Google Slides! Get your FREE Copy of the Winter Magnetic Poetry template to use with your students!

 

Final Words

Winter Holiday Posters! | Chris Jones

Winter Holiday Posters! | Chris Joneshttp://www.jonesid.com/winter-holiday-posters/Each year I like to come up with a unique holiday piece to send to my clients. This year I was feeling a little extra inspired so I’ve actually produced two posters!
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Best of Christmas, 1-4

A Theme Page about mostly secular Christmas celebrations for beginner and elementary-level students, A1.

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9Best of Christmas, 5-7 

Warm-up

Santa's Countdown at Claus.com

Santa’s Countdown at Claus.comhttp://www.claus.com/countdown/countdown.htmlWe check the Santa’s Countdown machine throughout the year to make sure Santa is not late for Christmas.

Santa's Elves - Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys - Freshpet - YouTube

Santa’s Elves – Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys – Freshpet – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/y6NS77HLjEEAdorable dogs and cats dressed as Santa’s elves with human hands making toys: just another thing to love about the holidays.

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 "FROZEN" "Shake It Off" "Let It Go" wawrachristmas.com - YouTube

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 “FROZEN” “Shake It Off” “Let It Go” wawrachristmas.com – YouTube (2:31)https://youtu.be/88sthUSnogg It has always been a Wawra family tradition to get Monster Real Trees too big to fit in the room. – Lighting show with music from Frozen

 

Songs and Carols

Hello, Reindeer | Children's Christmas Song - YouTube

Hello, Reindeer | Children’s Christmas Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ZUi1YJVChpgGreet your friends with this holiday Hello song! Hello, Reindeer! Hello, Snowman! Hello, Santa! (Yr 1-2)

Little Snowflake | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

Little Snowflake | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/tbbKjDjMDokSuper Simple Song Little Snowflake for young learners, sung by children (yr 1-2) With lyrics

If You're a Kid [Christmas Remix!] (December song for kids!) - YouTube

If You’re a Kid [Christmas Remix!] (December song for kids!) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ZGw0y9EOGTQHip educational songs & videos for the K-2 Classroom! Song: If You’re a Kid [Christmas Remix!] Educational Content: Following directions; Christmas/Holiday/December theme! (Yr 1-2)

We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Christmas Songs Xmas Songs English Subtitle - Lala Cat Official - YouTube

We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Christmas Songs Xmas Songs English Subtitle – Lala Cat Official – YouTube (4:43)https://youtu.be/BuE1uu4p-b0?list=RDBuE1uu4p-b0We Wish You A Merry Christmas Crazy Frog – Christmas Songs – A long play of the song with subtitles (Yr 1-2)

S-A-N-T-A | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

S-A-N-T-A | Super Simple Songs – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/mGAYzlqj-aEMerry Christmas! We hope you enjoy this BINGO-style tribute to our favorite jolly fellow, Santa Claus. (Yr 1-3)

Christmas Songs for Children - COMIN' DOWN THE CHIMNEY - Kids Songs by The Learning Station - YouTube

Christmas Songs for Children – COMIN’ DOWN THE CHIMNEY – Kids Songs by The Learning Station – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/axw4hePrxVMOne of our most famous children’s Christmas songs, “Comin’ Down the Chimney” with Lyrics. (Yr 2-3)

How many days till Christmas? Song GenkiEnglish.com - YouTube

How many days till Christmas? Song GenkiEnglish.com – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/NmIgPMgtNvsOriginally written for kids to learn English, my niece liked the song so much I figured I’d share it with you all. (Yr 2-4)  lyrics here

Top 10 Best Christmas Songs and Carols Collection of All Time - YouTube

Top 10 Best Christmas Songs and Carols Collection of All Time – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/VuztezCQfV8Watch our Christmas Songs playlist which includes Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Away In A manger, The Little Drummer Boy …

Christmas Songs Playlist with Lyrics | Christmas Songs and Carols - YouTube

Christmas Songs Playlist with Lyrics | Christmas Songs and Carols – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Qrl1GlnHWjIChristmas Songs Playlist with Lyrics. Sing along to your favorite Christmas music and fill your heart with the joy of Christmas. – A list of the songs below.  More songs

 

Vocabulary

Christmas Vocabulary - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary – YouTube (5:02)https://youtu.be/bC6TmiSEx7UChristmas vocabulary Christmas song Christmas pictures (Yr 1-2)

Learn Christmas Vocabulary | Talking Flashcards - YouTube

Learn Christmas Vocabulary | Talking Flashcards – YouTube (1:47)https://youtu.be/0rkP-R240YsA short video to teach kids some Christmas vocabulary. For more Christmas fun, check out our Ho Ho Ho Christmas Songs (Yr 1-2)

ABC's for Kids | Christmas Learning Videos | Learning Time Fun | Toddler Christmas Learning Videos - YouTube

ABC’s for Kids | Christmas Learning Videos | Learning Time Fun | Toddler Christmas Learning Videos – YouTube (4:04)https://youtu.be/F97ibU-LcxIEnjoy Christmas learning videos from Learning Time Fun this holiday! Our Christmas learning videos teach the ABC’s of Christmas (Year 2-3)

Christmas Vocabulary | English Speaking Practice | ESL | EFL - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary | English Speaking Practice | ESL | EFL – YouTube (3:36)https://youtu.be/AyTQ7nFN7G0Learn important Christmas Vocabulary Hello Everyone! This video is designed for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn English. (Yr 2-4)

Small Christmas Flashcards - Colour

Small Christmas Flashcards – Colourhttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/small-christmas-flashcards-colourThese Christmas flashcards print 4 to a page and are quick and easy to cut out and feature a lovely collection of our Christmas images.(Yr 3-4)

Christmas | Learning Chocolate

Christmas | Learning Chocolatehttp://www.learningchocolate.com/content/christmas?st_lang=enChristmas vocabulary with matching activities fro Learning Chocolate (Yr 3-4)

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheetshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/christmas.htmlChristmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets, Exercises, Picture Dictionaries, Puzzles, Matching Activities, Flashcards, Games and Vocabulary Cards For Kids (Yr 3-4)

 

Worksheets

Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/worksheets/christmasPrint the worksheets about Christmas and complete the exercises to help you practise your English!  (Yr 2-4)

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Students

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Studentshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htmThis is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students language and traditions related to the theme of Christmas. – Requires time to explore but includes many gems (Yr 2-4)

Christmas Word Searches

Christmas Word Searcheshttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-word-searchesLots NEW! Here is our collection of fun, printable Christmas word searches for kids to enjoy in the classroom or home. We’ve tried to cover all aspects of Christmas here so that there is something that appeals to everyone! Where necessary, we provide both UK and US English spellings. (Yr 3-4)

 

Lesson Plans

FULL CHRISTMAS LESSON PLAN WITH FLASHCARDS AND MATERIALS

FULL CHRISTMAS LESSON PLAN WITH FLASHCARDS AND MATERIALShttps://www.thesingingscientist.com/2019/11/full-christmas-lesson-plan-with.html

  • A full Christmas plan lasting for 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Christmas flashcards
  • A Christmas Wordsearch
  • A ‘Jingle Bells’ song sheet
  • A downloadable timer (you will REALLY want to use it)
  • The Jingle Bells MP3 (yr 1-3)

The Christmas trip | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The Christmas trip | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-videos/the-christmas-tripWhere’s Kitty going on holiday? – A lesson plan from British Council based on a short video (Yr 3-4)
The busy elf | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The busy elf | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/songs/the-busy-elfListen to a song about the elves that help Santa at Christmas. Activities below (Yr 3-4)

 

Reading

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime - YouTube

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime – YouTube (15:07)https://youtu.be/YOpKuQO1FkA

Follow along as Ms. Linda reads the ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic — no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville! (Yr 3-4)

 

Listening

Santa, Where Are You? - YouTube

Santa, Where Are You? – YouTube (2:15)https://youtu.be/CXaOaz3a8CgWatch videos from Super Simple. It’s Christmas Eve. Where is Santa? – Two versions of the song and a worksheet (Yr 2-3)

Christmas Conversations + Vocabulary - Set 1 | English for Communication - ESL - YouTube

Christmas Conversations + Vocabulary – Set 1 | English for Communication – ESL – YouTube (4:49)https://youtu.be/u_7Z1n0iwrAJChristmas Conversations plus Vocabulary. There are 8 conversations which we will practice. Then we will practice important vocabulary. (Yr 3-4)

Christmas Vocabulary in English - ESL Words associated with Christmas - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary in English – ESL Words associated with Christmas – YouTube (5:03)https://youtu.be/r33MVi39A2gEnglish Vocabulary about Christmas – ESL Words associated with Xmas, The Christmas vocabulary (Yr 3-4)

ESL Easy Listening Comprehension 18: It's Christmas! - YouTube

ESL Easy Listening Comprehension 18: It’s Christmas! – YouTube (7:01)https://youtu.be/1Wb0dRAcSEsAn easy story for ESL listening comprehension. The story is repeated three times: 1st time, normal reading speed; 2nd time, slower, with pauses for dictation. (yr 3-4)

 

Viewing

The Snowman 1982 HD - YouTube

The Snowman 1982 HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/baaxRJzq4zw

Animated adventure about a young boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands - YouTube

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!

My Magic Christmas Present - My Magic Pet Morphle Episode #11 - YouTube

My Magic Christmas Present – My Magic Pet Morphle Episode #11 – YouTube (6:33)https://youtu.be/EzuafxnaJecIn this special Chirstmas episode Mila gets Morphle for Christas. – If difficult to understand, pick up the keywords: present, pet, cat, horse, dinosaur etc (Yr 1-2)

Santa's Surprise (1947) - Christmas cartoon (Classic Funny Santa Claus Cartoon in HD!) - YouTube

Santa’s Surprise (1947) – Christmas cartoon (Classic Funny Santa Claus Cartoon in HD!) – YouTube (8:20)https://youtu.be/rQRWcw7hHaQSanta’s Surprise (1947) – Christmas cartoon (Classic Funny Santa Claus Cartoon in HD!) Public Domain

The snowman | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The snowman | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council  (1:14) http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-snowmanIt’s snowing! What will happen when two children make a snowman? Watch and find out! (Yr 2-4)

Santa's Cat - A Christmas audio picture book for children of all ages! - YouTube

Santa’s Cat – A Christmas audio picture book for children of all ages! – YouTube (3:32)https://youtu.be/EL0pAkR8pPM

Far away in a land of ice and snow, lives a very special cat. Santa’s Cat. She isn’t always the sweetest pet on Earth but she has big, brave heart (Yr 2-4)

A Garfield Christmas Special Full Episode - YouTube

A Garfield Christmas Special Full Episode – YouTube (23:35)https://youtu.be/8I3imL7x0boGarfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon’s grandmother’s house for Christmas (Yr 3-4)

 

Writing

A letter to Santa

A letter to Santahttp://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/letter-to-santa.pdfStudents complete a letter to Santa, telling Santa the good things they have done this year. – A printable pdf to fill in (Yr 3-4)

Interactive

SANTA CLAUS POST OFFICE

SANTA CLAUS POST OFFICEhttp://www.claus.com/postoffice/index.php

Send an email direct to Santa!
Send him your wish list, let him know how hard you are trying to be good this year or thank him for what he left you.

Christmas fun - crossword - Interactive worksheet

Christmas fun – crossword – Interactive worksheethttps://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/English_as_a_Second_Language_(ESL)/Christmas/Christmas_fun_-_crossword_se13082jsChristmas interactive and downloadable worksheet. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf. (Yr 3-4)

 

Quizzes

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games - YouTube

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games – YouTube (3:28)https://youtu.be/9ndG3bR0-uQA super fun trivia game to get students into the holiday season. A great resource to get students relaxed and warmed up for the holiday season. (yr 3-4)

More Materials

Christmas Activity Pack

Christmas Activity Packhttps://oupeltglobal.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/oxfordchristmasactivities2013.pdfIn this 11-page pdf-document there are activities on various levels, one for each.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 1-3 Calendar 4-6 Featured Post Themes

Best of Christmas, 5-7

A Theme Page about mostly secular Christmas celebrations for elementary-level students, A1.2.-A.2.1, year 5-7 in Sweden

Related topics: Best of Christmas, 1-4, Winter Wonderland 1-9Best of Christmas, 8-B1, A Christmas Carol

Warm-up

Santa's Elves - Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys - Freshpet - YouTube

Santa’s Elves – Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys – Freshpet – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/y6NS77HLjEEAdorable dogs and cats dressed as Santa’s elves with human hands making toys: just another thing to love about the holidays.

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 "FROZEN" "Shake It Off" "Let It Go" wawrachristmas.com - YouTube

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 “FROZEN” “Shake It Off” “Let It Go” wawrachristmas.com – YouTube (2:31)https://youtu.be/88sthUSnogg It has always been a Wawra family tradition to get Monster Real Trees too big to fit in the room. – Lighting show with music from Frozen

 

Songs and Carols

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs [P1] - YouTube

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs [P1] – YouTube (14:09)https://youtu.be/-4I3492PjDQTA narrator without subtitles and Christmas songs with sing-a-long lyrics. Part 2

Top 33 Christmas Songs and Carols with Lyrics Playlist 2019 🎅 - YouTube

Top 33 Christmas Songs and Carols with Lyrics Playlist 2019 🎅 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/0Z0wz_8DXP8Top 33 Christmas songs and carols with lyrics is a popular Xmas playlist! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! – Searchable List of songs below

 

Vocabulary

Christmas | Learning Chocolate

Christmas | Learning Chocolatehttp://www.learningchocolate.com/content/christmas?st_lang=enChristmas vocabulary with matching activities fro Learning Chocolate

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheetshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/christmas.htmlChristmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets, Exercises, Picture Dictionaries, Puzzles, Matching Activities, Flashcards, Games and Vocabulary Cards For Kids

Christmas Vocabulary in English - ESL Words associated with Christmas - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary in English – ESL Words associated with Christmas – YouTube (5:03)https://youtu.be/r33MVi39A2gEnglish Vocabulary about Christmas – ESL Words associated with Xmas, The Christmas vocabulary

Christmas Words: Useful Christmas Vocabulary Words List - 7 E S L

Christmas Words: Useful Christmas Vocabulary Words List – 7 E S Lhttps://7esl.com/christmas-vocabulary/Christmas Words! List of useful Christmas vocabulary words with pictures and examples.

Christmas Traditions | People Do This For Christmas | Easy English Conversation Practice | ESL - YouTube

Christmas Traditions | People Do This For Christmas | Easy English Conversation Practice | ESL – YouTube (2:10)https://youtu.be/HRpKK_USmrkThings people do for Christmas | Christmas Traditions Hello Everyone! This video is designed for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn English.

Christmas Traditions - YouTube

Christmas Traditions – YouTube (3:18)https://youtu.be/sToPX-bsBmkA Christmas vocabulary presentation for ESL students. More Christmas learning resources

CHRISTMAS: The real meaning (English subtitles) - YouTube

CHRISTMAS: The real meaning (English subtitles) – YouTube (9:13)https://youtu.be/V2FfwoNkAMwThis video shows and describes American Christmas cultural traditions and shows the background and purpose of Christmas.

Traditional Christmas Foods - YouTube

Traditional Christmas Foods – YouTube (3:57)https://youtu.be/Tly6suosH7YThe following video provides a brief introduction to some of the more traditional Christmas food items

 

Worksheets

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Students

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Studentshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htmThis is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students language and traditions related to the theme of Christmas. – Requires time to explore but includes many gems 

Christmas Word Searches

Christmas Word Searcheshttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-word-searchesHere is our collection of fun, printable Christmas word searches for kids to enjoy in the classroom or home. We’ve tried to cover all aspects of Christmas here so that there is something that appeals to everyone! Where necessary, we provide both UK and US English spellings.

Christmas Worksheets for Children

Christmas Worksheets for Childrenhttp://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/worksheets.htmThese Christmas worksheets are more fun than work. – Behind each link, there is a variety to choose from for printing 

Read and Complete - Creative Santa Questions - English ESL Worksheets

Read and Complete – Creative Santa Questions – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/read_and_complete_-_creative_santa_questions/read-and-complete/63268Students answer the question, either individually or in group, either written or spoken (or both). Make sure to tell them there are no single correct answers. Creativity and imagination is needed to answer these sometimes – Free registration required

Christmas - All Things Topics

Christmas – All Things Topicshttps://www.allthingstopics.com/christmas.htmlall things topics – Free printable PDF lesson plans, word banks, quizzes and games for EFL/ESL teachers & learners

Lesson Plans

ESL Christmas Lesson

ESL Christmas Lessonhttp://www.elcivics.com/esl-christmas.htmlChristmas is celebrated on December 25. It is a Christian holiday, but it is also observed by many non-religious people who participate in its secular traditions. Three pages with short simple sentences and links to Worksheets and Activities 

A Funny Christmas Story

A Funny Christmas Storyhttps://busyteacher.org/26015-a-funny-christmas-story.htmlThis is a vocabulary gap-fill worksheet to help young learners retell a short animation film about Three Little Pigs and Santa.

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Christmas

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Christmashttps://listenaminute.com/c/christmas.htmlListen A Minute: Free 9-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Christmas – Handouts, online activities and mp3. English Lesson on Boxing Day

 

Reading

Christmas Tongue Twisters

Christmas Tongue Twistershttp://xmasfun.com/TongueTwisters.aspxSeven Santas sang silly songs. Tiny Timmy trims the tall tree with tinsel. Santa’s sleigh slides on slick snow…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime - YouTube

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime – YouTube (15:07)https://youtu.be/YOpKuQO1FkA

Follow along as Ms. Linda reads the ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic — no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville!

Gingerbread Man Story - Topmarks

Gingerbread Man Story – Topmarkshttp://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/GingerbreadMan.aspxA very well-known, traditional story in the English-speaking world – and a game for the IWB

Reading: Santa Claus - All Things Topics

Reading: Santa Claus – All Things Topicshttps://www.allthingstopics.com/reading-santa-claus.htmlWhen I was a young boy, I knew exactly who Santa Claus was.  He was a fat, friendly, old man with a long, white beard that visited my home once a year to put lots and lots of toys under the Christmas tree.

RUDOLPH THE REINDEER Short Christmas Story - YouTube

RUDOLPH THE REINDEER Short Christmas Story – YouTube  (4:08)https://youtu.be/MICFS-dJaLQWatch this great short Christmas video with your kids – Audiobook. Mute the sound, pause and read together with the class 

Christmas Traditions in England, Scotland and Wales (A British Christmas)

Christmas Traditions in England, Scotland and Wales (A British Christmas)http://projectbritain.com/Xmas/Every year in December we celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. – Everything there is to know and links to more reading (Yr 6-7)

 

Listening

ELLLO Views #21 English Village

ELLLO Views #21 English Villagehttp://www.elllo.org/english/0001/021-Steven-Home.htmSteven: Well, they don’t actually….my mom and dad live in the town. My brother and sister actually live pretty close to this town, so my family is all in that general area.

Christmas is Coming | Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Christmas is Coming | Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Labhttps://www.esl-lab.com/easy/christmas-gifts/Buying Christmas gifts for family members, especially children, can be difficult, but fun. Listen to this conversation with two children and their father.

My favourite day - Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

My favourite day – Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/my-favourite-day-christmasChristmas is this boy’s favourite time of year. How does he celebrate? Watch and find out! – Activities to download below 

Learn English With Christmas Songs - Winter Wonderland

Learn English With Christmas Songs – Winter Wonderlandhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/songs/christmas/elementary/winter-wonderland.htmlAn easy video listening lesson for adults and kids, with a gap fill practice test. – Multiple Choice Listening  Songs with Gap-fills

ELLLO Views #843 Christmas Day

ELLLO Views #843 Christmas Day (2:23)http://www.elllo.org/english/0801/T843-Fred-Day.htmFred: Well, Anja, the routine in Canada for Christmas is quite simple. The kids get very excited on the 25th because early in the morning, at around seven o’clock, that’s when we open the presents.

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas (4:55)https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/im-dreaming-of-a-white-christmas/1795953.htmlMusic fills the air. Colorful lights shine brightly in windows. Children and adults open gifts from loved ones and friends. These are all Christmas traditions.

 

Viewing

The Snowman 1982 HD - YouTube

The Snowman 1982 HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/baaxRJzq4zw

Animated adventure about a young boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands - YouTube

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!

Christmas in Britain - YouTube

Christmas in Britain – YouTube (8:10)https://youtu.be/YzSGEeaYvJcWhat is Christmas like in Britain? Watch the video and you will know all there is to it!

Christmas in the United Kingdom | Englisch-Video für den Unterricht - YouTube

Christmas in the United Kingdom | Englisch-Video für den Unterricht – YouTube (2:38)https://youtu.be/okVpri6kkxwChristmas time in Great Britain! Two teenagers talk about their Christmas traditions. 

Christmas in Sweden - YouTube

Christmas in Sweden – YouTube (7:00)https://youtu.be/tLA4uNm6c7AThis video is about Christmas in Sweden. It is shown in first grade class presentation on Christmas Around the World in the US.

▷ MY SWEDISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS - YouTube

▷ MY SWEDISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS – YouTube (6:23)https://youtu.be/M1ngRbfpetsA little Christmas clip about my Swedish Christmas Traditions, food, Christmas tree, beverages, the Swedish Fika and what not.

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas On December 25? - Christmas Facts by Kids Video Show - YouTube

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas On December 25? – Christmas Facts by Kids Video Show – YouTube (2:27)https://youtu.be/-iIJEiXEYFsDid you know why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25th? Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of of Jesus Christ

The Legend of Santa | Christmas | Holiday English - YouTube

The Legend of Santa | Christmas | Holiday English – YouTube (2:04)https://youtu.be/plhtubH3cwILearn all about the Legend of Santa in this fun, animated lesson. A powerful tool for building language skills through visual aids.

A Christmas Carol - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – YouTube (15:45)https://youtu.be/HqMfGq3okZYIt’s Christmas time, and the greedy Mister Scrooge is not feeling the holiday spirit. Three ghosts visit him overnight to change his ways.

Christmas traditions for kids - YouTube

Christmas traditions for kids – YouTube (7:27)https://youtu.be/h24X5ywDQiwA short video about some Christmas traditions and Santa Claus

The Polar Express - Book Adaptation - YouTube

The Polar Express – Book Adaptation – YouTube (8:52)https://youtu.be/UmUBGHtjGZ4A video chronicling the famous Chris Van Allsburg story of the same name. – Book Adaptation of the popular book and film 

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST - YouTube

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST – YouTube (25 min)https://youtu.be/iN6IMZFwY50The excellent 1971 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic by Richard Williams.

The 12 Labours of Santa Claus | Secret World of Santa Claus | ZeeKay Junior - YouTube

The 12 Labours of Santa Claus | Secret World of Santa Claus | ZeeKay Junior – YouTube (23:35)https://youtu.be/qV9LoWydtWUEvery 100 years, Santa Claus has to pass a test to make sure he’s still fit and healthy to deliver toys to children around the world. – No subtitles 

Christmas Stories for Children and Kids - Christmas Car Stancer the Santamobile Santa's Car - YouTube

Christmas Stories for Children and Kids – Christmas Car Stancer the Santamobile Santa’s Car – YouTube (6:26)https://youtu.be/MLHzxyy1VQYChristmas Stories for Kids and Children – A christmas story about Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer from the Santa Stories by Derek Buckham

Christmas Around the World - An Interactive Video - YouTube

Christmas Around the World – An Interactive Video – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/OPxVxNMIaGgThis interactive video gives second grade students information regarding different Christmas traditions around the world.

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas - Santa - YouTube

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas – Santa – YouTube (6:30)https://youtu.be/blnGfJJqdUgThe most recognisable symbol of the English Christmas is Father Christmas. Santa Claus, as he is also known, has a long history that goes back to the Germanic gods.

 

Writing

A letter to Santa

A letter to Santahttp://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/letter-to-santa.pdfStudents complete a letter to Santa, telling Santa the good things they have done this year. – A printable pdf to fill in

The Christmas Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

The Christmas Shed – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/the-christmas-shed.htmlLiteracy Shed Conferences 2019.  Several Short Films with Teacher’s Notes to inspire writing. ​Click the image for more details.

 

Interactive

 

Quiz

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games - YouTube

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games – YouTube (3:28)https://youtu.be/9ndG3bR0-uQA super fun trivia game to get students into the holiday season. A great resource to get students relaxed and warmed up for the holiday season.

 

Baamboozle - Featured Games

Baamboozle – Featured Gameshttps://www.baamboozle.com/search?param=christmas&fbclid=IwAR0kV6IwP_mZUECan5N91NUF4Vg6RfJ6h-fjtqB188axVkAn7JhU4C0Z4Y8Separate students into teams. Teams take turns choosing random questions. Press the Check button after an answer has been given. If the answer is correct press Okay, if not, press the Oops button.

More Materials

Christmas Activity Pack

Christmas Activity Packhttps://oupeltglobal.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/oxfordchristmasactivities2013.pdfIn this 11-page pdf-document there are activities on various levels, one for each.

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas -- whychristmas?com

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas — whychristmas?comhttp://whychristmas.com/customs/Find out how many Christmas Traditions and Christmas Customs started and how they are celebrated.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 4-6 Calendar 7-9 Featured Post Themes

Best of Christmas 8-B1

A Theme Page about mostly secular Christmas celebrations for intermediate-level students, A2-B1.

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9, Best of Christmas, 5-7 , A Christmas Carol

Warm-up

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands - YouTube

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!

BEST WISHES - Merry Christmas short film - YouTube

BEST WISHES – Merry Christmas short film – YouTube (1:20)https://youtu.be/ERS_6As77RETwo men are drawn into a duel over whose house has the best Christmas light display in this ultra-short film

Santa's Elves - Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys - Freshpet - YouTube

Santa’s Elves – Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys – Freshpet – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/y6NS77HLjEEAdorable dogs and cats dressed as Santa’s elves with human hands making toys: just another thing to love about the holidays.

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday - YouTube

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday – YouTube (3:57)https://youtu.be/iwlhgNcGss8An original Christmas song to celebrate the reflective joy and celebration of the holiday season.

 

Songs and Carols

Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano lyrics [HQ] - YouTube

Christmas Songs Collection lyrics [HQ] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/RTtc2pM1boE?list=PLvYMrMBAe3IFlVJBnwRxISlNQ4CTM8YueListen to 19 popular Christmas Carols of all time in this video with subtitles 

A Moose in a Maple Tree - The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas - YouTube

A Moose in a Maple Tree – The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas – YouTube (4:29)https://youtu.be/Gw8P8L1LfDMThis best-selling book and hit song is part of a series of illustrated Canadian Christmas classics. – A Canuck = a Canadian

Alessia Cara - Make It To Christmas (Audio) - YouTube

Alessia Cara – Make It To Christmas (Audio) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrmP9GBd3c&list=RDQLrmP9GBd3c&start_radio=1&t=37Music video by Alessia Cara performing Make It To Christmas (Audio) and a playlist with modern Christmas songs.

 

Vocabulary

Christmas Vocabulary | English Club

Christmas Vocabulary | English Clubhttps://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/festivals-christmas.htmHere are typical words and expressions that people use when talking about or at Christmas. After studying this page, test yourself with our fun Christmas Vocabulary Quiz.

Christmas Traditions English Vocabulary - Santa Claus, Trees, Gifts, Food, Carols, Cards.

Christmas Traditions English Vocabulary – Santa Claus, Trees, Gifts, Food, Carols, Cards.https://www.vocabulary.cl/Lists/Christmas_Traditions.htmChristmas is celebrated on December 25th each year. It is originally a religious celebration, marking the day that Jesus Christ was born.

 

Worksheets

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Students

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Studentshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htmThis is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students language and traditions related to the theme of Christmas. – Requires time to explore but includes many gems 

 

Lesson Plans

Christmas Scene 1 | Word on the Street - Christmas | British Council LearnEnglish

Christmas Eve | Mr. Bean Official - YouTube

Christmas Eve | Mr. Bean Official – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/925taL9yEFUMr Bean relaxes on Christmas Eve. When he can’t find anything nice on tv he’s glad to see a group of carollers arrive at his door. Lesson Plan here:The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Bean

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Christmas Eve

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Christmas Evehttp://eslholidaylessons.com/12/christmas_eve.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Christmas Eve – Handouts, online activity and mp3. Christmas Day Boxing Day

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claushttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1212/121225-santa_claus.htmlSanta Claus has decided to get with the times and make several key changes to how he operates. – A reading/listening lesson plan with many comprehension activities

ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus - Breaking News English Lesson

ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus – Breaking News English Lessonhttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/1712/171210-st-nicholas.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 27-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Santa Claus – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events.

Webquest: Christmas | Onestopenglish

Webquest: Christmas | Onestopenglishhttp://www.onestopenglish.com/teenagers/topic-based-materials/webquests/webquest-christmas/552444.articleThis festive-themed webquest includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus and global celebrations.

 

Reading

Christmas Facts: 15 Facts about Christmas ←FACTSlides→

Christmas Facts: 15 Facts about Christmas ←FACTSlides→http://www.factslides.com/s-ChristmasDid you know that… Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday?

Christmas Stories

Christmas Storieshttps://americanliterature.com/christmasWe have collected over 100 Great Christmas Stories, Books, Poems, and Christmas Carols for you to enjoy – Have students choose different stories and present to the others

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmas

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmashttps://www.allthingschristmas.com/christmas-games/christmas-jokes-stories/Funny Christmas jokes for kids, Christmas Cracker Jokes and more Holiday humour. Classic Christmas Stories, Free eBooks, and Christmas Stories for Children.

20 Famous Christmas Stories - Online Star Register

20 Famous Christmas Stories – Online Star Registerhttps://osr.org/blog/tips-gifts/20-famous-christmas-stories/1 1. The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry2 2. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson3 3. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens4 4. A Letter From Santa Claus – Mark Twain 5 5. Papa Panov’s Special Christmas – Leo Tolstoy6 6. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle – Sir Arthur Conan …


Christmas around the world | ESL Voices

Christmas around the world | ESL Voiceshttps://esl-voices.com/tag/christmas-around-the-world/#ESLVLessonPlanIt’s that time of the year when people world-wide celebrate Christmas. The following article highlights six countries and their unique traditions for celebrating Christmas.

The Nordic Goat of Christmas Past and Present - #FolkloreThursday

The Nordic Goat of Christmas Past and Present – #FolkloreThursdayhttp://folklorethursday.com/folklife/nordic-goat-christmas-past-present/#sthash.7muEqtk4.rmMSnz1E.dpbsHe used to bleat. Walking upright, a goat the size of a grown man would tramp in from the cold with a sack hanging over his shoulder, bleating. – Read about Swedish Folklore (yr 9-B1)

The Ten Ages of Christmas

The Ten Ages of Christmashttps://www.skillsworkshop.org/sites/skillsworkshop.org/files/resources/ll2tenageschristmascomprehension.pdf10 Reading Comprehension Pages. Suggestion: give one page to a pair/group and let them learn and then teach each other.

Twas The Night Before Christmas Reading Comprehension

Twas The Night Before Christmas Reading Comprehensionhttps://www.thoughtco.com/reading-comprehension-twas-the-night-before-christmas-1211199Reading Comprehension on ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas prepared specifically for ESL classes including difficult vocabulary definitions.

 

Listening

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel? (4:35)http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/santa-claus-saint-nick-kris-kringle-pelznickel-thomas-nast/1794841.htmlSome of the many names of the short, fat, jolly old man with a long beard, wearing a red suit with white fur who delights children at Christmas | Words and Their Stories

Christmas: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year?

Christmas: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year?http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/christmas-traditions-and-music/1814060.htmlWhether Christian or not, most Americans treat Christmas as a special time to celebrate with food, family and music | This Is America

NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPR

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPRhttps://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sportThis Christmas Eve people all over the world will log on to the Santa Tracker to follow his progress through U.S. military radar. official Santa Tracker

 

Viewing

A Brief History of Santa - YouTube

A Brief History of Santa – YouTube (3:54)https://youtu.be/RbUVKXdu4lQHow did Santa become Santa? Listen to the 12 Days of Hello Internet – Narrated with very fast speech. Change to .75 speed if needed.

Christmas in Sweden - YouTube

Christmas in Sweden – YouTube (7:00)https://youtu.be/tLA4uNm6c7AThis video is about Christmas in Sweden. It is shown in first grade class presentation on Christmas Around the World in the US.

Mr Bean 07 Merry Christmas Mr Bean 1992 - YouTube

How to Have a British Christmas - Anglophenia Ep 20 - YouTube

How to Have a British Christmas – Anglophenia Ep 20 – YouTube (4:54)https://youtu.be/v2W3QR9WXdAFrom explosives at the dinner table to burning letters to Santa, Siobhan Thompson looks at 10 ways Christmas differs in Britain.

What Happened to Christmas? - YouTube

What Happened to Christmas? – YouTube (13:28)https://youtu.be/wa6V8clU8i4A short film about how Christmas has changed since St. Nicholas took the rains.  A frustrated and burned-out Santa Claus stumbles through yet another bastardization of the Christmas holiday.

History of Christmas Part 2: Charles Dickens to Christmas Trees - YouTube

History of Christmas Part 2: Charles Dickens to Christmas Trees – YouTube (5:12)https://youtu.be/UwLceKmO2HcExplore the 19th century revival of Christmas through the writings of famous authors, and discover the possible roots of the Victorian Christmas.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts! - Ancient Origins - YouTube

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts! – Ancient Origins – YouTube (5:50)https://youtu.be/T770jv9crGcJoin us this holiday season to discover our top 10 facts about the historical origins of many Christmas traditions.

The True Story of Santa Claus: a documentary about Saint Nicholas - YouTube

The True Story of Santa Claus: a documentary about Saint Nicholas – YouTube (13:03)https://youtu.be/vPEiPxtLWxAMerry christmas at Christian Youth Channel – History from St Nicholas to Santa Claus

Bet You Didn't Know: Christmas | History - YouTube

Bet You Didn’t Know: Christmas | History – YouTube (2:53)https://youtu.be/IoBM3XQCC2gDid you know Christmas wasn’t always celebrated on December 25th? Get the whole story behind the holiday.

The True Story of Christmas: An Ancient Architects History Special - YouTube

The True Story of Christmas: An Ancient Architects History Special – YouTube (16 min)https://youtu.be/GeQZMHqMv6oDo we celebrate the birth of #JesusChrist on December 25th or are we in fact worshipping an ancient sun god, and continuing one of a number of pagan Roman festivals?

Holiday Traditions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in Virginia - YouTube

Holiday Traditions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in Virginia – YouTube (3:25)https://youtu.be/cTEwc_6eiioExperience the holiday traditions of Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, two living history museums.

Christmas Treasures: The History & Origins of the Season's Greatest Traditions (FULL DOCUMENTARY) - YouTube

Christmas Treasures: The History & Origins of the Season’s Greatest Traditions (FULL DOCUMENTARY) – YouTube (1:00:46)https://youtu.be/BO5Tnsu99TQWho can say what makes Christmas special? Twinkling lights on a tree, brightly wrapped gifts, choirs singing, Santa Claus, reindeer, friends and family?

 

Speaking

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions - Speaking and Listening Worksheet

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions – Speaking and Listening Worksheethttps://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/christmas-shopping-esol-conversation-questions.htmlWe hope that you enjoy using our free worksheets and handouts. We recommend saving them to your computer, before you print them out

Let's talk about Christmas - English ESL Worksheets

Let’s talk about Christmas – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_christmas/christmas-xmas-christmas/763This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a quotes box and a matching exercise. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults of all levels. – ESL worksheets

Christmas conversation questions - Teflpedia

Christmas conversation questions – Teflpediahttps://teflpedia.com/Christmas_conversation_questionsYou are free to use this material in class. For general advice on using conversation topics, see our ESL conversation questions article.

 

Writing

The Christmas Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

The Christmas Shed – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/the-christmas-shed.htmlLiteracy Shed Conferences 2019.  Several Short Films with Teacher’s Notes to inspire writing. ​Click the image for more details.

20 Christmas Writing Prompts - Minds in Bloom

20 Christmas Writing Prompts – Minds in Bloomhttps://minds-in-bloom.com/20-christmas-writing-prompts/The holiday season is so much fun, but of course you want your students to be engaged in meaningful work, right up till they finally go home for winter break. These 20 Christmas writing prompts will keep your students writing – and they will have fun too!

ESL Christmas Writing

ESL Christmas Writinghttp://www.excellentesl4u.com/esl-christmas-writing.htmlESL Christmas writing tasks so you can get practice of using Christmas vocabulary.

 

Quizzes & Games

Board Game - Christmas & Santa - English ESL Worksheets

Board Game – Christmas & Santa – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/board_game_-_christmas__santa/christmas-board-game/675With this easy Christmas Speaking Board Game, young learners will be able to ask and answer common questions about Christmas and Santa Claus. Especially suitable for smaller groups or one-on-one classes. (For bigger groups you could print more copies and split the class into groups). Have fun! – ESL worksheets

Christmas - English Exercises, Vocabulary and Worksheets

Christmas – English Exercises, Vocabulary and Worksheetshttps://www.esolcourses.com/topics/christmas.htmlChristmas – free English Lessons and Activities | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online

Baamboozle - Featured Games

Baamboozle – Featured Gameshttps://www.baamboozle.com/search?param=christmas&fbclid=IwAR0kV6IwP_mZUECan5N91NUF4Vg6RfJ6h-fjtqB188axVkAn7JhU4C0Z4Y8Separate students into teams. Teams take turns choosing random questions. Press the Check button after an answer has been given. If the answer is correct press Okay, if not, press the Oops button.

 

Interactive

Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quizhttps://www.carols.org.uk/0105.htm An interactive quiz starts over each time you make a mistake – with new questions

The Merry Merry Breakout

The Merry Merry Breakouthttps://sites.google.com/tcea.org/merrymerrybreakout/homeSearch the site for the answers. Merry Merry Breakout The Merry Merry Breakout Make your season merry and bright, and oh, so joyful by solving this breakout.

 

More Materials

Ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas Traditions | Study in Sweden: the student blog

Ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas Traditions | Study in Sweden: the student bloghttp://blogs.studyinsweden.se/2018/12/30/ultimate-guide-to-swedish-christmas-traditions/After spending my first Christmas in Sweden, I had to tell you all about the 6 things that you absolutely need to know about spending the holidays in Sweden

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas -- whychristmas?com

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas — whychristmas?comhttp://whychristmas.com/customs/Find out how many Christmas Traditions and Christmas Customs started and how they are celebrated.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 1-3 Calendar 4-6 Themes

Thanksgiving, 3-7

For the sake of the traditional holiday, the links on this page are aligned with the traditional story of Thanksgiving as it has been told since the 19th century. For the real historical view on the History of Thanksgiving Day, see Thanksgiving B1

Warm-up

Thanksgiving 2013 Google Doodle - YouTube

Thanksgiving 2013 Google Doodle – YouTube (1:24)https://youtu.be/oGspoOoK69sAs a motley crew of woodland creatures joins together for a Thanksgiving feast, a fox learns that everyone has something they can bring to the table.

Turkey Wisdom Video | The Skit Guys

Turkey Wisdom Video | The Skit Guys  (1:13)https://skitguys.com/videos/item/turkey-wisdomWatch the video Turkey Wisdom. Who knew a giant, talking turkey could have so much wisdom? Take a look at this humorous illustration of what happens when we say the words but miss the actual meaning of Thanksgiving.

11 Turkeys Who Won’t Get Eaten This Thanksgiving - YouTube

11 Turkeys Who Won’t Get Eaten This Thanksgiving – YouTube (1:10) https://youtu.be/G9Oqz8RfTQ0You can’t stop them. – Funny film clips with turkeys and text on the screen

 

Songs

Thanksgiving Songs for Children - Turkey Dance Freeze - Turkey Kids Songs by The Learning Station - YouTube

Thanksgiving Songs for Children – Turkey Dance Freeze – Turkey Kids Songs by The Learning Station – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/DpNZvy_ysVQYour kids will enjoy our popular Thanksgiving dance song for kids with lyrics, “Turkey Dance Freeze”.

Little Turkey Song (Good for Thanksgiving) | Song for Children - YouTube

Little Turkey Song (Good for Thanksgiving) | Song for Children – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/xnAmu9n5cwgThanksgiving song. I created this song for the children who I teach English to in a kindergarten.  (yr 3-4)

Thanksgiving Songs for Children - Ten Little Turkeys - Kids Song by The Learning Station - YouTube

Thanksgiving Songs for Children – Ten Little Turkeys – Kids Song by The Learning Station – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/N_F8XSsd5OM“Ten Little Turkeys” From, “Children’s Favorite Autumn Songs & Fingerplays” (yr 3-4)

Thanksgiving & Autumn Songs for Kids🌽Thanksgiving Feast🌽Kids Turkey Songs by The Learning Station - YouTube

Thanksgiving & Autumn Songs for Kids🌽Thanksgiving Feast🌽Kids Turkey Songs by The Learning Station – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/IvMKKlvZPWAEnjoy this popular Thanksgiving song for kids, “Thanksgiving Feast”. – Simple song about food on Thanksgiving (yr 3-4)

Thanksgiving Song | Let's Give Thanks - YouTube

Thanksgiving Song | Let’s Give Thanks – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/flf3QLTEkG8come sing along! Let’s give thanks Let’s give thanks In this day of Thanksgiving Let’s give thanks For the Joys of life For the friends we have (yr 3-5)

Let's Have a Dinner-Thanksgiving Story - YouTube

Let’s Have a Dinner-Thanksgiving Story – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/8zw34H0bdmk?t=50The Pilgrims were cold, So cold. A song that reminds us of how the Indians helped the Pilgrims (yr 3-5) Lyrics here

 

Lesson Plans

ESL Thanksgiving Lesson

ESL Thanksgiving Lessonhttp://www.elcivics.com/esl-thanksgiving.htmlThanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. It is a federal holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed. (yr 5-7)

Thanksgiving - ESL Resources for Learning About The Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving – ESL Resources for Learning About The Thanksgiving Holidayhttp://www.esolcourses.com/topics/thanksgiving.htmlVocabulary, listening and reading activities. – Lessons and Quizzes for English Beginners and Elementary Learners  Click on each line to get to the activities.

 

Vocabulary

Thanksgiving Worksheet

Thanksgiving Worksheethttp://busyteacher.org/8021-thanksgiving-worksheet.htmlThis is a two page worksheet for teaching or revising Thanksgiving related vocabulary. It includes a picture dictionary which can also be used as a study sheet followed by a pretty easy matching excercise

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Video - YouTube

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Video – YouTube (1:54)https://youtu.be/DFI7GITwbHgThanksgiving Vocabulary Video is a great learning resource. In this video we review some of the Thanksgiving Words.

English Vocabulary: Thanksgiving - YouTube

English Vocabulary: Thanksgiving – YouTube (1:25)https://youtu.be/yVWrhq_k-70Level: Beginner/Intermediate English Learning Video for English as a Second Language (ESL) Words with audio and video clips (yr 2-4)

Thanksgiving Vocabulary

Thanksgiving Vocabularyhttp://busyteacher.org/17914-thanksgiving-vocabulary.htmlThis is a power point presentation on Thanksgiving vocabulary. Students have to look at the pictures and choose the correct option

Thanksgiving Vocabulary - YouTube

Thanksgiving Vocabulary – YouTube (2:39)https://youtu.be/wUxH_AqrbvIThanksgiving vocabulary presentation for learning about Thanksgiving customs and traditions (yr 5-7)

 

Listening

Quia - Let's celebrate Thanksgiving.

Quia – Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving.http://www.quia.com/quiz/2035906.html?AP_rand=1840808018Stephanie, our American assistant, is telling you about Thanksgiving in her country, listen to her and do the activities.

ESL Easy Listening Comprehension 12: Thanksgiving Dinner - YouTube

ESL Easy Listening Comprehension 12: Thanksgiving Dinner – YouTube (8:31)https://youtu.be/sMTuo3U0daIAn easy story for ESL listening comprehension. The story is repeated three times: 1st time, normal reading speed (yr 4-5); 2nd time, slower, with pauses for dictation (yr 6-7)

 

Reading

The First Thanksgiving Book - TeacherVision

The First Thanksgiving Book – TeacherVisionhttps://www.teachervision.com/thanksgiving/printable/43256.htmlFacts about the first Thanksgiving are featured in this printable mini-book. Students will enjoy this arts & crafts activity that will also teach them about Thanksgiving history. (yr 5-7)

Reading for Information - Thanksgiving

Reading for Information – Thanksgivinghttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/thanksgiving/elementary-thanksgiving-reading.htmlAn online English lesson for esl learners about Thanksgiving in Canada and The United States. – For more from this site, look under “Lesson plans” above (yr 5-7)

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditionshttps://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/thanksgiving-traditions/People all over the United States celebrate this day in many different ways. See how folks make this holiday special. (yr 6-7)

 

Viewing

Thanksgiving - YouTube

Thanksgiving – YouTube (4:21)https://youtu.be/D1gLuc3HsL4EFL teaching, Thanksgiving, 6th grade, Korea The traditional story of Thanksgiving and some vocabulary (yr 3-5)

The Story of Thanksgiving - YouTube

The Story of Thanksgiving – YouTube (3:10)https://youtu.be/faUYJ9fMiGgAn animated story from the Pilgrims’ arrival till Thanksgiving as told by Plymouth Rock (yr 3-5)

The First Thanksgiving Story - YouTube

The First Thanksgiving Story – YouTube (4:40)https://youtu.be/wFDSobNnfQsThanksgiving video of the Story of Thanksgiving. The best video resource in simple language (yr 4-6)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) - YouTube

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) – YouTube (25:15)https://youtu.be/ukVaFrUIUBQHappy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! – A Peanuts cartoon about Thanksgiving (yr 4-7)

History of Thanksgiving Day - YouTube

History of Thanksgiving Day – YouTube (Stop at 2:35 / 5:21)https://youtu.be/CzVXun4Uyp0History of Thanksgiving (USA) Although you can find various stories about the original Thanksgiving, this harvest celebration of pilgrims and Native American…

Thanksgiving Henry - YouTube

Thanksgiving Henry – YouTube (3:14)https://youtu.be/w0FSXtPjGAEHenry the turkey hears some alarming news about what people eat on Thanksgiving. (yr 5-7)

The Traditions For Thanksgiving - YouTube (1:49)

The Traditions For Thanksgiving – YouTube (1:49)https://youtu.be/QEGwvb12U-ETwo girls tell about the basics of the traditional Thanksgiving Feast (yr 5-7)

Thanksgiving History EFL | ESL Video

Thanksgiving History EFL | ESL Video (3:18)http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_low_intermediate.php?id=21203History of Thanksgiving with subtitles and comprehension questions on YouTube (yr 6-7)

Explainer: Thanksgiving - YouTube

Explainer: Thanksgiving – YouTube (1:13)https://youtu.be/irP68wjI_7oOn Thursday, November 23, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a day for all people, religions and cultures in the country to give thanks. (yr 6-7)

 

Writing

Thankful Turkey

Thankful Turkeyhttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thankful-Turkey-Craft-166712Students write things for which they are thankful on the turkey feathers and then assemble the turkey. The turkey can be assembled alone or onto colored construction paper. These turkeys make a great hallway display! (yr 3-4)

Thanksgiving and November Writing Prompts: Creative Writing Prompts and Journal Ideas

Thanksgiving and November Writing Prompts: Creative Writing Prompts and Journal Ideashttp://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/November-writing-prompts.htmlUse this large list of Thanksgiving and November Writing Prompts to help you create some fun journal writing topics for November for your elementary school students. (yr 4-7)

 

Interactive

Control Alt Achieve: Turkey Templates for Thanksgiving Creativity and Writing

Control Alt Achieve: Turkey Templates for Thanksgiving Creativity and Writinghttp://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/11/turkey-templates.htmlA brief description of the two templates, as well as links to get your own copies for your students to use.

Starfall HTML5 Support Cookie

Starfall HTML5 Support Cookiehttp://more2.starfall.com/n/holiday/turkey/load.htm?f&n=main&redir=wwwIf you are using an older device or browser that does not support HTML5, which is needed for Starfall Version 2, we may be able to serve you the original Starfall with Adobe Flash. But your browser…

 

More Materials

ReadWorks

ReadWorkshttp://www.readworks.org/search/site/thanksgiving

Assign articles and research-based reading comprehension curriculum to your students at http://www.readworks.org, completely free, but you need to sign in (free) to access them.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 4-6 Calendar 7-9 Themes

Martin Luther King Jr.

A Theme Page about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and work as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA (A2-C1)
Related Pages: Black History – Civil Rights, Slavery, Racism, Tolerance, Human Rights

Background

Martin Luther King, Jr., Biography

Martin Luther King, Jr., Biographyhttp://www.factmonster.com/spot/mlkbiospot.htmlBorn in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., graduated from Morehouse College (B.A., 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D., 1951), and Boston University (Ph.D., 1955). (For Teachers)

 

Warm-up

Martin Luther King: a biography – The Thinking Caps Café

Martin Luther King: a biography – The Thinking Caps Caféhttps://thethinkingcapscafe.net/2018/01/14/martin-luther-king-a-biography/?fbclid=IwAR3SBfYH8d3wzzghSPgqjp5A2P-Dcb0l-pl8qAQd36p0I9e6RE0ipNgXB54

Martin Luther King Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. Photos to discuss: What do they tell you?  (yr 4-9)

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President - YouTube

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/4xXZhXTFWnEOnce upon a time, there was a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. He taught us that things won’t always be awesome, but your response can be. (yr 8-9)

 

Songs

Martin Luther King Song | Song Lyrics Video for Kids | The Kiboomers - YouTube

Martin Luther King Song | Song Lyrics Video for Kids | The Kiboomers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1bitFKzQoNoThe Kiboomers! Martin Luther King Song! I Have a Dream Song. Lyric video. (yr 4)

Children's song - Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr - Littlestorybug - YouTube

Children’s song – Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – Littlestorybug – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/8tSs1i7_z_gThis song is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a song of hope and portrays all that Dr. King stood for. (yr 4-5)

Sing About Martin - YouTube

Sing About Martin – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/dF3-hPT3PDIAn old American children’s song, Sing About Martin, in a slide show for kids to sing along. Lyrics on the screen (yr 4-6)

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR SONG (Children Song) - YouTube

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR SONG (Children Song) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/5Kd07Tyxcc0A song for educational and celebration purposes in homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The official title is MISTER KING (yr 4-7)

I Celebrate MLK! (song for kids about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation, etc.) - YouTube on Vimeo

I Celebrate MLK! (song for kids about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation, etc.) – YouTube on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/57419270This is “I Celebrate MLK! (song for kids about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation, etc.) – YouTube” by Katie Romero on Vimeo, the home for high…

Martin Luther King Jr. For Kids | Song & Rap - YouTube

Martin Luther King Jr. For Kids | Song & Rap – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/xAUvvAbzkUkLearn all about the Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr and how he rose to become one of the greatest men in History by his message of nonviolent resistance (yr 7-9)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" Parody - YouTube

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” Parody – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/jeWBq4T5qy0When he was our man… thank you, Dr. King, for everything you did for this country. (yr 8-9)

 

Vocabulary

Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary Worksheet

Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary Worksheethttp://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/mlk/vocab/Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary. – A list of keywords with definitions (yr 6-7)

Martin Luther King Jr. A Teeny Tiny Book

A Teeny Tiny Book about MLK. A printable booklet to study or project on IWB  (yr 6-7)

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.http://www.5minuteenglish.com/jan24.htmHave you heard of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Every year on the third Monday of January, we have a holiday. It’s called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. – Vocabulary and short text to read  (yr 6-8)


Quotations of Martin Luther King,Jr.

Quotations of Martin LutherBiography of Dr. ML King Jr. A timeline book to read online  (yr 6-7) King,Jr.http://www.rhlschool.com/read11n5.htmlDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famous for his courageous leadership in the fight to end racial segregation in mid 20th century America. – A matching activity, match the quotation with its meaning (yr 8-9)

(Segregation Story #3) - Rosa Parks, Dr. King, & the Montgomery Bus Boycott

(Segregation Story #3) – Rosa Parks, Dr. King, & the Montgomery Bus Boycotthttp://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/RosaParks.html

One day in December 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks boarded a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was tired from a busy day at work. She was tired of sitting in the back of the bus.

1956 Martin Luther King

1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Bookhttp://www.ep.tc/mlk/

1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Book front cover. A comic book to either project on the IWB or print out pdf copies (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet and Questions for MLK Day and Black History Month. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Grade and up, for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet and Questions for MLK Day and Black History Month. http://worksheetsplus.com/mlk/ML6MLKDay.htmlMLK and Black History Learning Games: MLK Scrambled Quotations Word Order Game Martin Luther King Memorial Quotations Missing Words Game (yr 8-9)

MLK Jr.: His life, his monument and why we celebrate him – Orange County Register

MLK Jr.: His life, his monument and why we celebrate him – Orange County Registerhttp://www.ocregister.com/news/life-335525-martin-jan.htmlThe federal holiday honoring the life and civil rights achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated on Jan. 16. Graphic looks at the new monument in Washington, D.C. and the forces that shaped his life (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension - free online printable informational biographical text worksheets and interactive questions for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers

Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension http://worksheetsplus.com/mlk/MLKReadingWorksheet.htmlFree online printable informational biographical text worksheets and interactive questions for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers

Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech August 28 1963 < 1951- < Documents < American History From Revolution To Reconstruction and beyond

Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech August 28 1963 < 1951- < Documents < American History From Revolution To Reconstruction and beyondhttp://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1951-/martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-speech-august-28-1963.phpMartin Luther King’s I have a dream speech August 28 1963 “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation!

 

Listening

Martin Luther King speech: " I Have a Dream " - SchoolTube - K12 Video Management System

Martin Luther King speech: ” I Have a Dream ” – SchoolTube (1:19)https://www.schooltube.com/video/bcef4580516f12afcad4/Martin_Luther_King_speech{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}3A_{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}22__I_Have_a_Dream_{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}22Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, shortened version but actual footage. (yr 4-7)

Online English - Martin Luther King Jr Video Listening Quiz

Online English – Martin Luther King Jr Video Listening Quizhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/famouspeople/martin-luther-king/martin-luther-king-video-quiz.htmlLearn and practise using English words for jobs and workplace situations. Video Listening Comprehension Excercise (yr 8-9)

 

Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speechhttp://freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=Speech

Freedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, animated.

Listen to and read the whole speech or start at 12 min for ‘I have a Dream’ (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" 50 years ago | ESL Video

(ESL Category: listening) 50 years after Martin Luther King – Speech by Obama with a quiz (yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

MLK- The King and His Dream - YouTube

MLK- The King and His Dream – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/k6Au81aHuSgSchool Project Children’s story -The Life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr animated and narrated

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK Day! (Animated) - YouTube

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – MLK Day! (Animated) – YouTube (9:38)https://youtu.be/PyurjhRNOmwThis kid-friendly video on the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses animation, music, and narration to share Martin’s vision for the world (yr 5-7)

BrainPOP Martin Luther King, Jr - YouTube

BrainPOP Martin Luther King, Jr – YouTube (4:22)https://youtu.be/jDzELyarIbsDescription: – Animated story of Martin Luther King’s Life, spoken in easy words (yr 5-7)

The Man Who Changed America | Scholastic

The Man Who Changed America | Scholastic (1:41)https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/videos/teaching-content/man-who-changed-america/Use this video from Scholastic News to help you teach about Martin Luther King Jr., a man who changed America.  (yr 5-7)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Biography for Children, American History for Kids - FreeSchool - YouTube

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Biography for Children, American History for Kids – FreeSchool – YouTube (6:04)https://youtu.be/pG8X0vOvi7QDr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was a famous Civil Rights leader, pastor, and humanitarian. He is best known for his peaceful, nonviolent protests (yr 6-8)

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech | History - YouTube

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech | History – YouTube (4:57)https://youtu.be/fo_X12hv8LELearn about the political and social context behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King Memorial ~ Washington DC - YouTube

Martin Luther King Memorial ~ Washington DC – YouTube (3:10)https://youtu.be/m5BqLwb0TBsThe Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC is a fitting tribute to Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights movement (yr 8-9)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2:33)http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/mlk-day-vin?source=searchvideoThanks to the efforts of a Baptist preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr., U.S. law upholds equal rights for all people across the country regardless of race, color, or creed. (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement | Biography - YouTube

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement | Biography – YouTube (3:51)https://youtu.be/iED_05R5MOgLearn about MLK’s family life, his role in the Civil Rights Movement, and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. (yr 9-B1)

 

Writing

Printable: "I Have a Dream" Mobile | Scholastic

Printable: “I Have a Dream” Mobile | Scholastichttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/printable-i-have-dream-mobile/Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by inspiring kids to share their own dreams with our handy templates! – Sign-in required. (yr 4-9)

 

More Materials

Search for "martin luther king" - Biography

Search for “martin luther king” – Biographyhttps://www.biography.com/search?query=martin{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}20luther{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}20kingAn array of videos to browse for more information (yr 8-9)
Categories
Calendar Calendar 4-6 Themes

Halloween 4-6

A Theme Page about All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween, on October 31st, suitable for level A1.2. – A2.1., year 4-6 in Sweden

Related Themes: Halloween 1-3, Halloween 7-9

Warm-up

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - Intro Only - YouTube

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – Intro Only – YouTube (2:24)https://youtu.be/TRGkEDADmRUThe first few minutes are MAGICAL…to this day, this cartoon is proof that holiday magic exists! (yr 3-6)

 

Songs

Holidays & Celebrations – Halloween - Super Simple

Holidays & Celebrations – Halloween – Super Simplehttps://supersimpleonline.com/halloween/Five Little Monsters Jumping On The Bed The Skeleton Dance Goodbye, My Friends Knock Knock, Trick Or Treat? A collection of simple songs (yr 1-5)

Creepy Zombies | Halloween Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children - YouTube

Creepy Zombies | Halloween Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/GnLCzixReCQPINKFONG! Sing and play in the classroom. It’s time to celebrate. From ghosts, witches, mummies, zombies, skeletons, Dracula to Frankenstein, your favorite monsters are all here. (yr 3-4)

Too Spooky For Me - Halloween Song - YouTube

Too Spooky For Me – Halloween Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7gZy-vQ0RnQIt’s a Halloween song for children It’s a Halloween song for children – with lyrics. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. (yr 3-4)

Halloween Day, Halloween Night - YouTube

Halloween Day, Halloween Night – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/FxXH-M3jIrQFrom the CD THERE’S A VAMPIRE AT MY DOOR–Silly Spooky Musical Fun (yr 3-4)Lyrics here

Boom Chicka Boom Halloween Song 👻 Halloween Dance Songs for Kids 👻 by The Learning Station - YouTube

The scary skeleton | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The scary skeleton | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/the-scary-skeletonPractise parts of the body with this song about a skeleton. – A funny song (yr 3-5)

Halloween Rules - Kids Halloween Song - YouTube

Halloween Rules – Kids Halloween Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/du06K8aSK1sKids Halloween song – Halloween rules! What are you going to dress up as this Halloween? A superhero? A monkey? A princess? So many choices! 🙂 (yr 3-6) 

THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN | Scary Nursery Rhymes and Halloween Songs for Children by HooplaKidz TV - YouTube

THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN | Scary Nursery Rhymes and Halloween Songs for Children by HooplaKidz TV – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/LFil5Dl9XqQHello All! Celebrate Halloween with HooplaKidz TV! – This song is for older children (yr 5-6)

"Halloween" by Kay Lande and Wade Denning - H-A-double-L-O Stop Motion Animation - YouTube

“Halloween” by Kay Lande and Wade Denning – H-A-double-L-O Stop Motion Animation – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/yorLPuUMPYU?t=57Stop-Motion iPhone + Hipstamatic interpretation of the classic children’s song by Kay Lande and Wade Denning. Directed by Jason Willis (yr 5-6)

 

Vocabulary

Learn Halloween Vocabulary #2 | Kids Learning Videos | ESL for Kids | Fun Kids English - YouTube

Learn Halloween Vocabulary #2 | Kids Learning Videos | ESL for Kids | Fun Kids English – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/mw7tbaUrQToHappy Halloween! Do you know your Halloween characters? Come and learn Halloween characters with Fun Kids English’s Vocabulary series. (yr 4) Learn Halloween Vocabulary #3

Learn Halloween Vocabulary #3 | Video Flashcards | Kindergarten, Preschool & ESL | Fun Kids English - YouTube

Learn Halloween Vocabulary #3 | Video Flashcards | Kindergarten, Preschool & ESL | Fun Kids English – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/UT0WILW40SgHappy Halloween! What do you know about Halloween? Come and learn lots about Halloween (yr 4)

Halloween Vocabulary - YouTube

Halloween Vocabulary – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/8nSY_XSBSYMHalloween vocabulary for ESL students. A language activity for teaching about the holiday Halloween. (yr 4-6)

Halloween for kids in English - Vocabulary - Halloween words - YouTube

Halloween for kids in English – Vocabulary – Halloween words – YouTube (10:12)https://youtu.be/cNFVnJ9_nwwLearn Halloween words with this English vocabulary video for kids. (yr 5-6)

Halloween Vocabulary Word List, With Definitions

Halloween Vocabulary Word List, With Definitionshttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/autumn-festivals/halloween/halloween-vocabulary-list.htmlWhen you have finished reading through the list, why not try some of the free online Halloween exercises on our site and test how much you know about the Halloween holiday! (yr 5-6)

 

Lesson Plans

The haunted house | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The haunted house | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/the-haunted-houseBob the dog has run away into a haunted house. Can the children find Bob? Watch and find out! (y 4)

ESL Halloween Lesson, Worksheets, and Activities

ESL Halloween Lesson, Worksheets, and Activitieshttps://www.elcivics.com/halloween.htmlOctober 31 is Halloween. – Three pages of short facts with links to vocabulary in the text and activities underneath the text, by http://www.elcivics.com (yr 5-6)

The Ghostly Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

The Ghostly Shed – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/the-ghostly-shed.htmlShort films with lesson plans. Teachers should watch all films in full before using them at their discretion with their pupils.(yr 5-6)

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Halloween

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Halloweenhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/10/halloween.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Halloween – Handouts, online activity and mp3. (yr 5-6)

 

Reading

Halloween Night #Halloween #scary_night #the_bedtime #kids_stories #stories - YouTube

Halloween Night #Halloween #scary_night #the_bedtime #kids_stories #stories – YouTube (1:48)https://youtu.be/erQnipakvuUThe Halloween night. – Short sentences with audio and animated pictures and a spooky sound. (yr 4-5)

Dark, dark wood | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Dark, dark wood | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/dark-dark-woodThere are strange things in the dark, dark wood! What are they? Watch and find out! (yr 4-6)

The History of Halloween

The History of Halloweenhttp://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/holidays/halloweenhistory.htmOn This Site • The First Trick-Or-Treaters • The Story of the Jack-o-Lantern • The History of Halloween. A simple text (yr 5-6) The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween | All About the Holidays | PBS LearningMedia

Halloween | All About the Holidays | PBS LearningMedia (0:54)https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/c909d77b-e7fc-487e-8ae6-80c92609af1f/halloween-all-about-the-holidays/Halloween hasn’t always been about candy and costumes. Take a look back at the historical traditions about spirits that are the basis for this holiday. You’re in for a treat! (yr 6)

 

Listening

ESL Halloween Conversation

ESL Halloween Conversationhttps://www.excellentesl4u.com/esl-halloween-conversation.htmlExample ESL Halloween conversations and videos so you can listen to natural English usage.

 

Viewing

Casper The Friendly Ghost 👻 Halloween Special 👻 Spook and Span 🎃Kids Cartoon 🎃Videos For Kids

Casper The Friendly Ghost 👻 Halloween Special 👻 Spook and Span 🎃Kids Cartoon 🎃Videos For Kids (22:20)https://watchkin.com/6c3e0dea7bWhen the citizens decide to each enter an animal in the County Fair contest, Casper picks a pig as his choice, though the pig is not real happy leaving his mud puddle. (yr 3-4)

Scary Halloween Story for Kids 2 - Trick or EAT! by ELF Learning - YouTube

Scary Halloween Story for Kids 2 – Trick or EAT! by ELF Learning – YouTube (10:36)https://youtu.be/DK9I7DwHTJsA scary Halloween Story for Kids. Is there a full moon out tonight? Beware… (yr 3-4)

Spooky and Scary Stories for Kids from Steve and Maggie | Free Speaking Halloween Wow English TV - YouTube

Spooky and Scary Stories for Kids from Steve and Maggie | Free Speaking Halloween Wow English TV – YouTube (11:33)https://youtu.be/T-NMirE_CFYMONSTERS EVERYWHERE! Spooky and scary stories for children from Steve and Maggie. Are you afraid of monsters? No, you don’t have to be. (yr 3-4)

Haunted House for Kids + MORE Halloween Stories for Children from Steve and Maggie | Wow English TV - YouTube

Haunted House for Kids + MORE Halloween Stories for Children from Steve and Maggie | Wow English TV – YouTube (10:48)https://youtu.be/3H3uRAXGcEcHappy Halloween everyone! Haunted house again. Maggie uses her Maggie Magic to scare Steve. Which monsters does he see? (yr 3-4)

This is Britain - Hallowen - YouTube

This is Britain – Halloween – YouTube (4:46)https://youtu.be/TSsPTSMWoJEChildren show how Halloween is celebrated in Britain: “Hi, I’m Jack and I live in London.” (yr 4-6)

History of halloween. Great for kids and esl. - YouTube

History of halloween. Great for kids and esl. – YouTube (2:25)https://youtu.be/pw2PAAAKTO0Vídeo  Halloween history with subtitles: “Halloween means holy (hallow) evening (een)…” (yr 4-6)

Halloween History for Kids - YouTube

Halloween History for Kids – YouTube (2:26)https://youtu.be/91EstdKw4CEThe History of Halloween Halloween falls on the October 31st each year in Britain, North America and other parts of the world (yr 5-6)

Halloween Spooky Party for Kids from Steve and Maggie | Halloween Songs and Stories Wow English TV - YouTube

Halloween Spooky Party for Kids from Steve and Maggie | Halloween Songs and Stories Wow English TV – YouTube (6:05)https://youtu.be/9CtFNemHlywIt’s Halloween Party with Steve and Maggie! Every great Halloween party starts with a wonderful song and story from Steve and Maggie! (yr 5-6)

Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids-The Broken Down Cottage - YouTube

Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids-The Broken Down Cottage – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/m41y4VZfyMcIf you ever run away from home then do take more then 1 chocolate biscuit – There a plenty more where this one came from (yr 5-6) Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids

Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween | History - YouTube

Bet You Didn’t Know: Halloween | History – YouTube (3 min)https://youtu.be/dHQZErtwA3EIt’s one of America’s favorite holidays, but what’s the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween? (yr 5-6)

Halloween Scares up Tricks, Treats in US - YouTube

Halloween Scares up Tricks, Treats in US – YouTube (2:52)https://youtu.be/5EucFzLgB80#Every year, on the last day of October, children in the U.S. dress up in their most creative costumes to celebrate Halloween. (yr 5-6)

Ghost Stories: Episode 1 (English Dub) - YouTube

Ghost Stories: Episode 1 (English Dub) – YouTube (ca 23 min each)https://youtu.be/O7NsecGidOY?list=PLTcPkRlEQEMUb4fguqO5YOSObyB8K0R5_Ghost Stories, also known as Ghosts at School, is a 20-episode anime series created in 2000. (yr 5-6)

Sesame Street: Sharing Things (Stranger Things Parody) - YouTube

Sesame Street: Sharing Things (Stranger Things Parody) – YouTube (6 min)https://youtu.be/npcqBt_e4k0In this parody of Stranger Things, the Cookiegorgon has eaten everything in the Snackside Down and is still hungry! (Yr 5-6)

 

Writing

12 Halloween Writing Prompts for kids (+ Free Printable) | Imagine Forest

 

Quiz

It's a Spooky Day in the Neighborhood Worksheet - FamilyEducation

It’s a Spooky Day in the Neighborhood Worksheet – FamilyEducationhttps://www.familyeducation.com/printables/decoding-puzzles-printables/its-spooky-day-neighborhoodFollow the directions in this printable to figure out where each child lives in this spooky neighborhood. (yr 5-6) 

 

Games

Pass the Pumpkin | Halloween Game for kids | Halloween Pass the Ball - YouTube

Pass the Pumpkin | Halloween Game for kids | Halloween Pass the Ball – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/JXcgD3ShgCAPass the Pumpkin is a fun Halloween game for kids. Read the instructions below and prepare your questions

Haunted house | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Haunted house | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/games/haunted-houseDare you enter the Haunted House? Can you find the things you need for your magic spell? – A vocabulary game  (yr 5-6) Level 2

 

Worksheets

Halloween Worksheets and Activities

Halloween Worksheets and Activitieshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/halloween_worksheets.htmThis crossword reviews vocabulary on the theme of Halloween witches. It can be more difficult as it includes words and collocations such as put someone under a spell and cauldron. (yr 4-5) More vocabulary here:Basic Vocabulary

Why a Disguise? Crossword Puzzle - FamilyEducation

Why a Disguise? Crossword Puzzle – FamilyEducationhttp://www.familyeducation.com/printables/decoding-puzzles-printables/why-disguiseAnswer as many of the clues in this printable as you can, to break the code in the grid. (yr 4-5)

Halloween - All Things Topics

Halloween – All Things Topicshttp://www.allthingstopics.com/halloween.htmlall things topics – Free printable PDF lesson plans, word banks, quizzes and games for EFL/ESL teachers & learners  (yr 5-6)

Studyladder, online english literacy & mathematics. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans.

Studyladder, online english literacy & mathematics. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans.https://www.studyladder.com/guides/halloweenHalloween is on Thursday October 31st. Explore our free Halloween resources for students which can be used at school or home. Click on

“Halloween K-2” to get a booklt in pdf. (yr 6)

 

Interactive

Halloween

Halloween – vocabularyhttp://learningapps.org/399582Learning apps. Halloween Vocabulary. Match the word and the picture – Interactive game for individual practice.  (yr 4-6)

Halloween Vocabulary word search

Halloween Vocabulary word searchhttps://www.eslgamesplus.com/halloween-vocabulary-word-search/This interactive ESL word search puzzle will help you practice Halloween words like (bat, graveyard, broom, witch etc). (yr 4-6)

Online ESL Halloween Quiz - BINGOBONGO

Online ESL Halloween Quiz – BINGOBONGOhttps://www.bingobongokids.com/online-esl-halloween-quiz/Test your knowledge of Halloween with the BINGOBONGO free online Halloween quiz. You can even download a copy of it and use it in your classes!(yr 6 challenge)

Control Alt Achieve: Build a Jack-O-Lantern with Google Slides

Control Alt Achieve: Build a Jack-O-Lantern with Google Slideshttps://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/09/build-jackolantern.htmlThis is a great way for students to be creative and to work on their writing skills by describing or writing about their Jack-O-Lantern.

 

More Materials

Categories
Calendar Calendar 4-6 Calendar 7-9 Themes

The UN and Child’s Rights, 6-9

Thirty years ago, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – an international agreement on childhood.

Related Topics: Human Rights, Malala Yousafzai

Lesson Plans

United Nations Lesson for Citizenship and ESL Students

United Nations Lesson for Citizenship and ESL Studentshttp://www.elcivics.com/united_nations_1.html

The United Nations is an international organization that was established after World War II to keep the world at peace (yr 6-7)

The Worlds Largest Lesson

The Worlds Largest Lessonhttp://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/In September 2015, the United Nations launched global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030 (yr 7-9)

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Global Warming

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Global Warminghttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0705/070505-global_warming.html

A United Nations committee on climate change has said we can control global warming (yr 9)

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on United Nations Day

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on United Nations Dayhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/10/united_nations_day.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan/worksheet on United Nations Day – Handouts, online activity, and mp3 (yr 9)

 

Reading

CBBC - Newsround - What is the UN?

CBBC – Newsround – What is the UN?http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_1720000/newsid_1721800/1721851.stmGuide to United Nations What is the UN? What does it do? What is a resolution? Who are the Security Council? What is a veto? Who’s in charge? (yr 7-8)

The United Nations Organization - English ESL Worksheets

The United Nations Organization – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/the_united_nations_organization/present-simple-tense/88724This work contains the text to be read either in class or at home by the students themselves.Their understanding is checked by their answers to the questions (yr 8-9)

Sustainable Development Goals | UNDP

Sustainable Development Goals | UNDPhttp://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.htmlThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity (yr 9)

Teaching Tips 58

Teaching Tips 58http://www.developingteachers.com/tips/pasttips58.htm#unReading Comprehension activities below. Scroll down the page (yr 9)

 

Listening

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on United Nations

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on United Nationshttp://www.listenaminute.com/u/united_nations.htmlListen A Minute: Free 9-Page lesson plan / worksheet on United Nations – Handouts, online activities and mp3. (yr 9)

 

Viewing

Cartoons on Children's Rights 1 - YouTube

Cartoons on Children’s Rights 1 – YouTube (14:35)https://youtu.be/442yLFwrzs8A collection of animated short films presenting one of the Children’s Rights each

United Nations for kids - Episode 1 - YouTube

United Nations for kids – Episode 1 – YouTube (7:16)https://youtu.be/0baMsmuR29QCreated and directed by Andreas Sandre von Warburg, “United Nations for kids” is a short cartoon documentary about the UN and its mission (yr 7-8) Episode 2 (6:21)

How does the United Nations work? | RMIT University - YouTube

How does the United Nations work? | RMIT University – YouTube (1:55)https://youtu.be/QoIafzc0k74RMIT University academic Dr Binoy Kampmark explains how the United Nations (The UN) works (yr 7-8)

Child Rights - Classroom - BTN

Child Rights – Classroom – BTN (2:59)http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4126803.htmNearly 25 years ago, many countries around the world signed a very important agreement. Its aim was to guarantee every child in the world would be given certain rights (yr 7-8)

What is United Nations and What Does it Do? - Mini Documentary - YouTube

What is United Nations and What Does it Do? – Mini Documentary – YouTube (8:10)https://youtu.be/FTykHVuXPUgThis mini-documentary explains to you what United Nations (UN) is, what it does and what role it plays in shaping the future of the world (yr 8-9)

The United Nations Explained - YouTube

The United Nations Explained – YouTube (10:33)https://youtu.be/WF6g23ydyuUHere’s everything you need to know about the United Nations. What does the United Nations do? How did it get created? Why did it get created? (yr 9)

 

Worksheets

The UN matters: teaching pack | UNA-UK

The UN matters: teaching pack | UNA-UKhttps://www.una.org.uk/get-involved/learn-and-teach/un-matters-teaching-pack‘The United Nations Matters’ is a teaching resource that aims to develop students’ awareness and understanding of the UN system and the global issues it tackles. Downloadable worksheets

 

Writing

55 United Nations Day Writing Ideas • JournalBuddies.com

55 United Nations Day Writing Ideas • JournalBuddies.comhttps://www.journalbuddies.com/journal_prompts__journal_topics/writing-ideas-united-nations-day/Encourage students to think about the value of diverse viewpoints, tolerance, and acceptance on United Nations Day with these journal prompts.

English Express YES! - Medium ESL Dictations - The United Nations

English Express YES! – Medium ESL Dictations – The United Nationshttp://englishexpressyes.com/medium-level-dictations—the-united-nations.htmlIt’s easy to learn with English Express Medium Level Dictations! Listen to each mp3 file and write or type what you hear! Re-play as much as need (yr 8-9)

 

Speaking

United Nations: A Fantastic ESL Negotiation Exercise

United Nations: A Fantastic ESL Negotiation Exercisehttp://busyteacher.org/22185-united-nations-fantastic-esl-negotiation.htmlA few years ago, I found the need for an ESL discussion task which was fun, flexible, suitable for almost any level, and dependent on the minimum of resources. – A plan to organise a team debate in the classroom (yr 9)

 

Interactive

The United Nations Trivia Quiz | United Nations | FunTrivia

The United Nations Trivia Quiz | United Nations | FunTriviahttp://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/World/The-United-Nations-25866.htmlTrivia Quiz. How much do you know about the United Nations? Test your knowledge and take this quiz