Number one for English language teachers

Arts and crafts

This lively section contains a variety of arts and crafts lesson ideas to use with young learners, including matching activities with shapes and colours, and creating a model clothes line.

A teacher helps young learners with an arts and crafts activity

These colouring-in activities and cut-outs help pupils consolidate their content learning while stimulating their creativity at the same time. Each themed activity comes with teacher's notes that give detailed instructions on exactly what is needed for the lesson, how to assemble the cut-outs and the language focus of each activity.

Try these FREE sample worksheets on shapes and the parts of wild animals' bodies.

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  • Wild Animals: Parts of their bodies

    In this lesson plan, pupils assemble a cut-out to learn the names of wild animals and label the parts of their bodies.

  • A shape exhibition

    A great lesson plan that uses coloured pencils and cut-outs to introduce or review shapes.

  • An obstacle course

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    In this lessson plan, pupils create an obstacle course using cut-outs to practise ‘over’, ‘through’ and other prepositions of movement.

  • Colour

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    In this lesson plan, pupils add primary colours to determine the resulting secondary and tertiary colours and use a numbered key to colour a picture. Teacher’s notes include suggested warm up activities to relate the lesson to students’ own experiences with colour, as well as additional project ideas.

  • Meal times and bedtime

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    Pupils match activities to the appropriate time of day in this fun arts and craft exercise.

  • Picasso

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about influential artist Pablo Picasso while consolidating key art vocabulary.

  • Shapes and colours

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn to distinguish between two- and three- dimensional shapes, and recognise these shapes in their immediate surroundings by matching and counting. Includes project ideas.

  • The clothes line

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    In this lesson plan, pupils practise clothing vocabulary by creating a model clothes line.

  • Sports

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    A lesson plan with colouring and cut-out activities to teach the names of different sports.

  • The four seasons

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    In this lesson plan, pupils assemble a cut-out to revise the seasons and weather vocabulary.

  • What are you doing?

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    This lesson plan reviews the present continuous tense and key verbs expressing day-to-day activities.

  • What shops are there in your town?

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    This lesson plan teaches the names of shops as well as ‘there is’ and ‘there are’.

  • Where is it?

    In this lesson plan, pupils create a mini-book while practising prepositions of place, including ’on’ and ’under’.

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