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Circus Clowns and Carnivals, 1-6

A theme page on Circus Clowns and Carnivals with lesson plans for beginner and elementary level students (A1.1. – A.1.2.)

Related pages: Mardi Gras Carnival (year 4-9)

Warm-up

Vocabulary

Circus flashcards | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Circus flashcards | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/flashcards/circus-flashcards

Print a set of circus flashcards, or print some for you to colour in and write the words!

Clown's face | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Clown’s face | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/word-games/label-the-picture/clowns-face

A clown’s face will certainly make you smile. Label the parts of the clown’s face in this picture. An interactive matching game, 1:1 or IWB (Yr 2-4) 

CIRCUS PICTIONARY (2 pages: people- objects) worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

CIRCUS PICTIONARY (2 pages: people- objects) worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttp://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/circus_pictionary_2_pages_people-_objects/places-circus-people/25809

A pictionary of the objects and the people you are most likely to see at a circus. There is a matching worksheet with activities fas a follow-up. – ESL worksheets  (Yr 3-6)

English Vocabulary Words for the Amusement Park and Circus - YouTube

English Vocabulary Words for the Amusement Park and Circus – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/_WxbnOTQF4w

Vocabulary Builder Course – You may want to leave out the sound of the narrator for younger students  (Yr 4-6)

English Vocabulary: Carnival (Carnival Story) - YouTube

English Vocabulary: Carnival (Carnival Story) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/3dtrenz1Bb8

Level: Beginner/Intermediate Pictures and vocabulary from a carnival.

 

Songs

English songs for children: hey little clown - YouTube

English songs for children: hey little clown – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/jf9WVrsGRPc

Hey little clown, are you happy today? Are you ok? (Yr 1-2)

Nine Circus Mice- YouTube

Nine Circus Mice- YouTubehttps://youtu.be/19BW_CmaIBk

Number Songs for Kids | Learn Numbers | Preschool Songs | Juny&Tony by KizCastle (Yr 2-3)

Circus - Nursery Rhyme with Lyrics & Karaoke - YouTube

Circus – Nursery Rhyme with Lyrics & Karaoke – YouTube (2:20)https://youtu.be/q5pRF75xeKk

Circus is a beautiful song that talks about the delightful troop that you meet! – A song first with Lyrics then as Karaoke (Yr 2-4)

Everybody loves Carnival_0001.wmv - YouTube

Everybody loves Carnival_0001.wmv – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ZMnGolLNpR0

A happy children’s song about Carnival. Everybody loves Carnival, we are going to have a party (Yr 2-4)

A Day at the Circus | Happy and You Know It | Put on a Happy Face | PBS Kids | Kidsongs | for kids - YouTube

A Day at the Circus | Happy and You Know It | Put on a Happy Face | PBS Kids | Kidsongs | for kids – YouTube (22 min)https://youtu.be/JyLtMTNxjK8

It’s “A Day at the Circus” by Kidsongs with all the best kid songs your children will love!

 

Reading

119.Circus Clowns

119.Circus Clowns*http://eslyes.com/supereasy/se/supereasy119.htm

119. She went to the circus with her parents. She was excited. She had never been to a circus. There were many clowns at the circus. She liked the clowns. They had funny faces (Yr 3-5) Easier in present tense

 

Listening

ESLPod.com | Learn English With More Than 1800 Lessons

ESLPod.com | Learn English With More Than 1800 Lessonshttp://www.eslpod.com/website/show_podcast.php?issue_id=14347951#

Daily English lessons are dialogues and stories using conversational American English. – A short dialogue starts at 1:11 and finishes at 2:45. If you wish to hear it faster, go to 15:46 (Yr 4-6)

 

Lesson Plan

Lesson 4: Run Away With the Circus!

Lesson 4: Run Away With the Circus!https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lets-learn-english-level-2-lesson-4-run-away-with-the-circus/4034187.html

Anna and Pete visit a circus and talk about circus arts. Are the performers artists or athletes? Find out in the first episode of “He Said – She Said!” (yr 5-6)

 

Viewing

Funny Clown Steve | English Story for Kids | Steve and Maggie - YouTube

Funny Clown Steve | English Story for Kids | Steve and Maggie – YouTube (4:10)https://youtu.be/K7uZZcyysP8

Let´s learn about differences with a Funny Clown. Steve and Maggie are on their way to a circus.

Ben & Bella - Ben the Clown - Cartoon - YouTube

Ben & Bella – Ben the Clown – Cartoon – YouTube (4:51) https://youtu.be/wkdLSNEbv-I

The video version of “Ben the Clown” is an entertaining 5-minute cartoon clip (yr 1-3)

Veeru goes to the Circus: Learn English (IND) - Story for Children and Adults - YouTube

Veeru goes to the Circus: Learn English (IND) – Story for Children and Adults – YouTube (4:09)https://youtu.be/EQdPVWM6m5o

Veeru comes back from the Jumbo-Bumbo Circus with some very big ideas. Watch the story to find out more. (yr 3-4)

Story in English, efl, esl for kids, circus - YouTube

Story in English, efl, esl for kids, circus – YouTube (5:14)https://youtu.be/RJyyb_CT0ZE

Film adapted from Circus escape, the same as beow with simple narrative and fascinating painting.(yr 3-4)

Circus escape | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Circus escape | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council (5:03)http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/circus-escape

Minny the elephant escapes from the circus. What adventures will she have? – A story with audio and text (Yr 4-5)

 

Writing

Let the students draw and describe their own clown: What does it look like, what is it wearing and what can it do?

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Calendar Calendar 1-3 Calendar 4-6 Themes

Summer, 1-6

A Theme Page about Summer with songs, vocabulary, reading and listening activities for elementary students (A1), year 1-6 in Sweden

Related pages: Weather, 3-4, Spring is here, 1-6, End of the Year, 3-8

Songs

 

 

 

Frozen "In Summer" song -- Official | HD - YouTube

Frozen “In Summer” song — Official | HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/UFatVn1hP3o

(yr 3-5)                                                                …

 

Summer Holiday Cliff Richard lyrics - YouTube

Summer Holiday Cliff Richard lyrics – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/SxuapKdqIZw

(yr 3-6)                                                          …

 

 

Boom Chicka Boom ? Summer Dance Song for Kids ? Brain Breaks ? Kids Songs by The Learning Station - YouTube

Boom Chicka Boom ? Summer Dance Song for Kids ? Brain Breaks ? Kids Songs by The Learning Station – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/hfZ-438DrIs

Boom Chicka Boom Summer Songs for Kids by The Learning Station: Your kids will love this silly song for children; summer dance (yr 3-6)

KIDZ BOP Kids - Uptown Funk (Official Music Video) [KIDZ BOP 28] - YouTube

KIDZ BOP Kids – Uptown Funk (Official Music Video) [KIDZ BOP 28] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ohqYQG-TIas

Music video of the KIDZ BOP Kids performing “Uptown Funk” from KIDZ BOP 28! ? (yr 4-6)

 

 

 

DJ Sven - Holiday rap (Lyrics) - YouTube

DJ Sven – Holiday rap (Lyrics) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/OHkqCvQIZpk

A very fast rap song; you could change the speed to .75 (yr 5-6)                                        …

 

Vocabulary

 

Summer Worksheet

 

 

 

 

Summer Wordsearch Puzzle

Summer Wordsearch Puzzlehttp://busyteacher.org/5733-summer-wordsearch-puzzle.html

Fill fifteen minutes of your lesson with this Summer word search. (yr 3-6)

 

Summer at the Sea Side

Summer at the Sea Sidehttp://busyteacher.org/6442-summer-at-the-sea-side.html

This is a worksheet for elementary students on summer vocabulary. (yr 3-6)

 

Holidays and Leisure Activities Worksheet

Holidays and Leisure Activities Worksheethttp://busyteacher.org/11578-holidays-and-leisure-activities-worksheet.html

This is a worksheet for teaching future forms with going to, holidays and leisure activities related vocabulary.  (yr 4-6)

 

Summer Holiday

Summer Holidayhttp://busyteacher.org/6416-summer-holiday.html

This is an enjoyable activity to learn and to practice summer holidays vocabulary. (yr 5-6)

 

Lesson Plans

ESL Beaches Lesson

Pictures with simple sentences and some downloadable activities (yr 3-5), also in

 

Reading

 

Viewing

 

Holiday Story for Kids from Steve and Maggie | Speaking Stories Wow English TV - YouTube

Holiday Story for Kids from Steve and Maggie | Speaking Stories Wow English TV – YouTube (7:19)https://youtu.be/K7ZJp63pYL0

Steve is going to the airport to catch a plane with Maggie. Steve needs to hurry up, because he doesn’t want to be late (yr 3-4)

Kid President's 5 Things That Make Summer Awesome - YouTube

Kid President’s 5 Things That Make Summer Awesome – YouTube (3:16)https://youtu.be/4MlZR691of0

It’s SUMMERTIME! Summertime is awesome, but unfortunately not for everyone.Summer Worksheet A bit difficult to understand everything (yr 5-6)

 

Worksheets

 

Speaking

Conversation Questions About Summer! - ESL Airplane

Conversation Questions About Summer! – ESL Airplanehttps://eslairplane.com/speaking-questions/conversation-questions-summer

This list of 20 questions is designed to get your ESL students chatting about their own opinions and past experiences related to summer (yr 3-5)

 

 

Writing

Informal Letter to a Friend Inviting for Summer Vacation in English - MyEnglishTeacher.eu Blog

Informal Letter to a Friend Inviting for Summer Vacation in English – MyEnglishTeacher.eu Bloghttps://www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/letter-to-a-friend-inviting-for-summer-vacation/

Example of an informal letter to invite a friend for summer vacation Dear Patricia, I hope you are well. Are you looking forward to the summer holiday?

Games

7 ESL Summer Lesson Plan Ideas ☀️ - Premier TEFL

7 ESL Summer Lesson Plan Ideas ☀️ – Premier TEFLhttps://premiertefl.com/7-esl-summer-lesson-plan-ideas/

Now with summer in full swing, these warmer months provide the perfect time to ‘heat up’ the classroom with these fun and adaptable ESL summer lesson plans.

 

Holiday Board Game

Holiday Board Gamehttps://busyteacher.org/11686-holiday-board-game.html

This colourful board game is designed to create conversation about holidays and includes a variety of question structures (yr 5-6)

 

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Spring is here! 1-6

A Theme Page about Spring with songs, vocabulary, reading and listening activities for elementary students (A1), year 1-6 in Sweden

Warm-up

 

Spring is Here - Preschool Song - YouTube

Spring is Here – Preschool Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7ESZTg4ai5o

Join Ms.Tracey as she sings this fun song for preschoolers about Spring. (year 1-3)

 

Spring is Here Song - YouTube

Spring is Here Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Qhv29_M-P5Q

In the Spring is Here Song, a squirrel, a turtle, baby birds and other forest animals sing about the coming of spring. From Lost in the Woods: The Movie (yr 2-6)               

 

More Songs

English Time Songs, Spring Is Here - YouTube

English Time Songs, Spring Is Here – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/I4LPLGwFb-A

This is one of the 60 songs from English-Time. (yr 1-2)

 

 

 

Spring Arrival | Song for Kids by Little Fox - YouTube

Spring Arrival | Song for Kids by Little Fox – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/-7L0OxixbgA

Little Fox – Stories & Songs for English Learners. All the birds have come again, Hear the happy chorus (yr 2-4)                                     

 

 

Let's Sing A Gay Little Spring Song - Bambi Lyrics HD - YouTube

Let’s Sing A Gay Little Spring Song – Bambi Lyrics HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Zj-21Sm4lhk

Let’s Sing a Gay Little Spring Song (From “Bambi”/Soundtrack Version) (yr 5-6)                        

 

Vocabulary

 

Spring vocabulary, seasons, ESL - YouTube

Spring vocabulary, seasons, ESL – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/nOqlvHhY284

Spring Vocabulary, read, write and draw words related to the spring season. March, April, May. Suitable for ESL students (yr 1-3)

 

Spring - Picture Vocabulary

Spring – Picture Vocabularyhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/seasons/spring/picture-vocabulary.html

A Picture Dictionary with a Matching Quiz and a Word Search Puzzle (yr 2-6)

 

 

 

Spring Flowers vocabulary for kids learning English | Printable resources

Spring Flowers vocabulary for kids learning English | Printable resourceshttp://www.anglomaniacy.pl/springFlowersPrintables.htm

There are ten different worksheets designed to learn and practise English vocabulary connected with the theme Spring Flowers. Our printables are in pdf format. (yr 3-6)

 

Spring

Springhttp://busyteacher.org/19657-spring.html

This worksheet contains vocabulary related to spring. Students have to match the words and the pictures, find some other spring words in the word search, and colour a picture according to the instructions (yr 4-6)

 

Lesson Plans

Spring Lesson | ESL Resource

Spring Lesson | ESL Resourcehttp://www.elcivics.com/esl/spring-lesson-1.html

Spring is the season after winter and before summer. Simple sentences with pictures. Activities available below. (yr 4-5).

 

Reading

Welcome Back Spring! | Spring read aloud books for kids | Sing-Along | ages 3-7 - YouTube

Welcome Back Spring! | Spring read aloud books for kids | Sing-Along | ages 3-7 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Aof4SeemEwE

Fly through the sky with Flitzy the butterfly as she welcomes back the plants and animals of spring!

 

 

What is Spring?

What is Spring?http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Spring/WhatIsSpring.aspx?age=ks2

A text and image to learn about the meteorological spring. Find more to read in the links on the left (yr 4-6)

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing

Springtime - YouTube

Springtime – YouTube (3:29)https://youtu.be/pfEnO35ynGo

A vocabulary presentation for ESL students on the theme of springtime. More spring ESL resources at http://bogglesworldesl.com/spring.htm (yr 4-6)

 

Seasons for ESL Learners --Learn Why We Have Summer, Fall, Spring and Winter - YouTube

Seasons for ESL Learners –Learn Why We Have Summer, Fall, Spring and Winter – YouTube (4:44) https://youtu.be/qCdv4d6jQZw

Learn Why We Have Summer, Fall, Spring and Winter, A pedagogical presentation (yr 5-6)

 

Speaking

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Calendar Calendar 1-3 Calendar 4-6 Themes

Valentine’s Day, 1-6

Lesson Plans and Materials for celebrating Valentine’s Day for the whole month of February
for beginner and elementary level students

Warm-up

Valentines, Valentines, What Colors Do You See? | Valentine's Day Song for Kids - YouTube

Valentines, Valentines, What Colors Do You See? | Valentine’s Day Song for Kids – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Ey2IMp49gtE

The Kiboomers! Valentine’s Day Song! Valentines, Valentines, What Colors Do You See? (yr 1-2)

 

 

More Songs

Valentine's Day Google Doodle - YouTube

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle – YouTube (1:11)https://youtu.be/WTGUjRJiqik

“Cold, Cold Heart” performed by Tony Bennett. Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony/ATV. (yr 3-6)

 

"I Love You, Je T'aime" - Learn to Say "I Love You" in 14 Languages, Kindergarten Kids Song - YouTube

“I Love You, Je T’aime” – Learn to Say “I Love You” in 14 Languages, Kindergarten Kids Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/2ngmmkgDllw

Sing this Catchy Song to your Happy Valentine. Share this Vid with your Family and Friends and tell them “I Love You” in 14 Languages. “I Love You, Je T’amie…

 

Vocabulary

ESL-Kids - ESL Flashcards | Valentine's

ESL-Kids – ESL Flashcards | Valentine’shttp://esl-kids.com/flashcards/valentines.html

ESL-Kids.com – ESL stuff for teaching kids including flashcards, worksheets, classroom games and children’s song lyrics. A great resource for teachers of ESL kids. (yr 1-4)

 

Valentine's Day vocabulary for kids learning English | Picture dictionary

Valentine’s Day vocabulary for kids learning English | Picture dictionaryhttp://www.anglomaniacy.pl/valentinesDayDictionary.htm

Try to guess the English words! Look at the pictures below. Do you know what these are?Move your mouse pointer over them to see if you are correct. (yr 2-4)

 

English for Kids - Valentine's Day Vocabulary for Kids - YouTube

English for Kids – Valentine’s Day Vocabulary for Kids – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/usSNVC-IPqg

Kids Vocabulary – Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14 (yr 2-4)

 

Elements-fo-love-vocabulary

Elements-fo-love-vocabularyhttp://www.eslflow.com/Elements-of-love-vocabulary.html

 This is an  English  language  exercise  introducing and exploring the vocabulary and common expressions used to talk about love (yr 5-6)

 

Lesson Plans

ESL Valentine's Day Lesson

ESL Valentine’s Day Lessonhttp://www.elcivics.com/valentines_day_esl.html

Valentine’s Day is on February 14th. Short sentences with pictures. Downloadable Printables and PowerPoint presentations available below (yr 5-6)

 

The EFL SMARTblog: What is love?

 

Quia - St Valentine's day by Stephanie.

Quia – St Valentine’s day by Stephanie.http://www.quia.com/cz/305649.html?AP_rand=1467911014

Here are 6 pages about St Valentine’s day. Listen to Stephanie, our American assistant, and play the games. The last pages teach you about fun superstitions. (yr 5-6)

 

 

Reading

Lil' Fingers Storybooks: Hearts

A short interactive “book” to read together (yr 2-3)                  …                                                      …                                       

 

Valentines Tongue Twisters for Kids

Valentines Tongue Twisters for Kidshttp://www.bethanyroberts.com/ValentineTongueTwisters.htm

VALENTINESTONGUE TWISTERS Can you say these 10 times fast? (yr 3-6) 

 

VALENTINES - Silly Poems for Kids, Children and Adults

VALENTINES – Silly Poems for Kids, Children and Adultshttp://www.brownielocks.com/valentinepoems.html

A compilation of poems written by many authors. Excerpts Taken from a book titled “Valentine Poems”  Read for fun and/or write your own (yr 5-6)

 

Listening

Jessica and Jenny Short Valentine stories to listen to, no text (5-6)

 

Viewing

 

My Fridge 6: Happy Valentine's Day! - The Kids' Picture Show (Fun & Educational Learning Video) - YouTube

My Fridge 6: Happy Valentine’s Day! – The Kids’ Picture Show (Fun & Educational Learning Video) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7lR2QvJmFXI

Celebrate everyone’s favorite February holiday with My Fridge! The Kids’ Picture Show: Fun & Educational Learning Video about a talking fridge (yr 3-4)

 

 

CUPIDON on Vimeo

CUPIDON on Vimeo (7:23) https://vimeo.com/51924598#

A cute, wordless animated story to use as a discussion or writing prompt (3-6)

 

 

The History of St Valentine's Day - YouTube

The History of St Valentine’s Day – YouTube (1:31) https://youtu.be/CaRgHQjC1WE

Saint Valentine was a bishop who lived in the third century in Rome who fight against Emperor Claudius II who ban marriage between two young lovers.  (yr 5-6)

 

Valentines, ESL/English lesson for children or beginners - YouTube

Valentines, ESL/English lesson for children or beginners – YouTube (9:35) https://youtu.be/VpvYd9djq38

This is a children’s English lesson for Valentine’s Day.  (yr 5-6)

 

ESLpodTV Lesson 32 - A Valentine Story - YouTube

ESLpodTV Lesson 32 – A Valentine Story – YouTube  (2:40) https://youtu.be/XjwLa_Eenvo

A Valentine’s Day story of a young man in love whose passion is thwarted by an evil old crone.  (yr 5-6)

 

Speaking

Dialogues Two dialogues to download, practice and elaborate (5-6)

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Valentine's Day

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Valentine’s Dayhttp://www.esldiscussions.com/v/valentines_day.html

Speak in pairs or groups, mix the questions and leave out the ones that do not suit your group (yr 5-6)

 

Interactive

Starfall HTML5 Support Cookie

Send a Valentinehttp://more2.starfall.com/m/holiday/valentine-card/load.htm?f&ref=main

An interactive program to help you write and send a Valentine to a toy creature.

Worksheets

Valentine's Day ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises

Valentine’s Day ESL Printable Worksheets and Exerciseshttps://www.englishwsheets.com/valentines-day.html

Ability / Inability Adjectives Adverbs Articles Auxiliary Verbs Because/Because Of Comparatives Conditionals Conjunctions Contractions Countables/Uncountables…

 

Valentine's Day - minibook worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Valentine’s Day – minibook worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/valentines_day_-_minibook/valentines-day-valentines/3060

The present printable, downloadable handout is meant for elementary school students and kindergartners and nursery school students at Beginner (pre-A1) and Elementary (A1) level.…

 

More Materials

Valentine's Day Worksheets, Vocabulary, Exercises, Teaching Resources and Activities

Valentine’s Day Worksheets, Vocabulary, Exercises, Teaching Resources and Activitieshttp://www.esolcourses.com/topics/valentines-day.html

Self-study lessons and classroom resources about Valentine A page with excellent materials (yr 3-6)

 

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