04 Dec 2012
Updated08 Dec2012

10 Easy Christmas Crafts to use in your lessons

Quick & Easy Crafts for your ESL Christmas Lessons

There are so many great activities you can do in your lessons in the lead up to Christmas.  Here at ESL KidStuff we have a lot of Christmas games & activities, Christmas themed flashcards and worksheets as well as craft sheets.

Crafts are always popular, kids of all ages love doing them, and they can really liven up your kids lesson.  Here are 10 great crafts you can use in your Christmas lessons:

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29 Nov 2012
Updated30 Nov2012

Dealing with Bad Behavior in an ESL Kids classroom

Bad Behavior in an ESL Kids classroomWe’ve all been there.  We’ve planned a great lesson with lots of fun and stimulating activities, the kids in the class are great, you’ve got wonderful materials … but it is all spoilt by one or two kids who seemingly have no interest in your lesson or learning English.

Or it could be small things where you just can’t seem to get control of the class in the way you would like to: constantly having to repeat instructions, always asking certain students to be quite or stop poking their friend with their pencil or just trying to motivate slow, unresponsive kids. Continue reading Dealing with Bad Behavior in an ESL Kids classroom

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27 Nov 2012
Updated30 Jan2013

Top 10 Simple Flashcard Games & Activities

Simple games & activities to teach vocab using flashcards

ESL Kids FlashcardsThere are so many things we can do with flashcards and having a number of quick flashcard games and activities up your sleeve really helps when going through your vocab teaching routine. All of the ideas below can be thrown in as you are teaching new words or phrases.  They are all meant to be quick, easy and fun, so don’t spend much time on them and vary them for each new flashcard word and each lesson so Ss don’t grow bored with the same activities. Continue reading Top 10 Simple Flashcard Games & Activities

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26 Nov 2012
Updated29 Nov2012

Pencil Case Craft Sheet Idea

Create a reusable Pencil Case craft for learning stationery

pencil case craft sheetWe received a great idea from one of our members today – thank you Paula Sifferd!  She has created a great reusable craft with our pencil case craft sheet.

” Just an idea . . . I used the pencil case craft sheets but I did it with a twist.  I printed the pencil case on card stock for the students, and then cut a slit for the opening and we taped snack sized zip locks on the back of the opening.  The students were then able to put the classroom items from the stationery sheet “into” the pencil case. Continue reading Pencil Case Craft Sheet Idea

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20 Nov 2012
Updated29 Nov2012

Alphabet Flashcards section updated

Alphabet flashcards section updated and new alphabet flashcards added!

Alphabet FlashcardsAfter receiving a few requests we have updated the alphabet flashcards sections (both lowercase and uppercase).

Alphabet Flashcards are now available with, as well as without, letters on the front.  of the cards All of the flashcards still have a picture on the front and the full size letter on the back.

For examples as well as free samples, please check:

Here are some free samples: Continue reading Alphabet Flashcards section updated

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12 Nov 2012

Thanksgiving games, activities, worksheets & flashcards

Gear up for your Thanksgiving lessons!

Thanksgiving turkeyNot long until Thanksgiving (22nd Nov)!

Get some great ideas for games & activities to use in your ESL kids lessons on our Thanksgiving Games & Activities page.

In addition, we have 10 Thanksgiving flashcards and 6 Thanksgiving worksheets for our members.

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03 Nov 2012
Updated02 Dec2012

New flashcards added: Animals

alligator flashcard27 new flashcards have been added to the Animals section:

Farms Animals: bull, calf, lamb, piglet, foal, kitten, puppy, kid goat, chick.

Insects: centipede, flea, praying mantis, moth.

Zoo & Wildlife: leopard, alligator.

Birds: chick, pelican, ostrich, peacock, stork, pheasant, woodpecker, robin, sparrow. Continue reading New flashcards added: Animals

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