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…
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…
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!
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 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.
A fun idea on how to revise vocabulary and lexical lists using a puppet. Any teachers who’ve been to my workshops know this as Tommy’s game.
Ideas and a lesson plan on how you can exploit the book ‘Rosie’s Walk’. This is for teachers who want to make a class performance.
Introduce your puppet as the new teaching assistant. Students are much more willing to copy a puppet than to copy the teacher!
One aspect of puppetry we really enjoy is using hand-puppet books with very young learners. The key thing about using these books is to treat the puppet as if it's…
Here are some tips and suggestions to keep in mind while storytelling in the EFL classroom – my students love stories (well, most of them anyway).
This is how we’ve adapted the fantastic ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ book to use on top of a rap beat with EFL/ESL young learners (thanks,Miss Nina!).
'Please, Mr Crocodile' as a warmer, focus-changer or for revising vocabulary. We look at adapting playground games for young EFL learners.