Animal-Themed Lesson Ideas

There are thousands of really cool and engaging animal-themed lesson ideas that you can use your puppets for.  Kids of all ages go crazy for animals!

Using Toys as a Speaking Stimulus in ELT

Using toys as a speaking stimulus works really well with early-years students. They love being involved with class preparation, especially if that involves their favourite toys!
EFL Terms

EFL Definitions of Terms: A Glossary

EFL and CLIL are full of acronyms and abbreviations!  So I’m going to reread my posts, highlight any I haven't fully explained, and link them to this glossary page here! 

Origami finger-puppets

Making origami finger puppets helps students follow simple instructions, learn by doing, learn about fractions and keep focused in class.It's a good TPR lesson, it can be used for maths…

3D Animal Ideas for Classroom Use

Google's given us lots of this great way of bringing animals to life with their 3D animals. You can film & save the video, so it lends itself to many…

How to Make a Very Simple Puppet Dog

Teachers often say that it’s really difficult to make puppets with their younger learners.  So here's how to make a very simple dog puppet from one piece of paper! 
multiplication + fingers

Multiply Numbers Using Your Fingers

Students often have a hard time learning their times tables, so here's a neat way to multiply numbers using your fingers (for times-tables from 6 to 9).
Devised Theatre workshop

Devised Theatre for the EFL Classroom

Devised theatre is a collaborative creation involving the whole class. Here are some ideas on how to set up a non-scripted play or performance for EFL/ESL students.