22 Jan 2013
Updated18 Jun2013

The Hello Song & The Goodbye Song

Download songs from ESL KidStuff: The Hello Song & The Goodbye Song

ESL Kids Songs

The Hello Song

Song Theme: Greetings
Target Vocab: Hello, How are you?, I’m fine, thank you, And how about you?
Song length: 1:02

This is a great song to start your lesson with younger learners.  Here is a sample:

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09 Jan 2013

New Flashcards Added: Body Flashcards

Body Flashcards Added and Updated

Body FlashcardsBody FlashcardsThank you for all of your flashcards requests!  Many of you have asked us to add more flashcards to the body section – we now have 55 flashcards in the Body section.

Please see our Body flashcards section for the new cards.


New cards: face, eyes, ear, tooth, beard, moustache, eyebrow, eyebrows, cheek, chin, throat, shoulder, back, waist, arm, wrist, hands, finger, thumb, fingernail, leg, knees, calf, ankle, toe, toenail, brain, muscles, heart, lungs.

Updated cards: lips, legs, knee.

Body Flashcards

As always, please let us know if you have any flashcard requests.

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08 Jan 2013
Updated31 Jul2018

Top 10 listening activities (without a CD)

Listening practice activities to use in your ESL Kids Classes which do not require CDs.

Listening activities for ESL kidsListening is a really important skill and there are lots of activities we can do in class to help develop this ability which do not require a formal listening practice set up (CDs, videos, etc.).  Of course, having regular listenings in class is great but we can also combine this with listening to the teacher and fellow students.  Below are some fun and interactive ways to provide listening practice in your lessons.

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19 Dec 2012

Kids ESL Songs coming soon!

New songs to download and use in your English lessons

ESL Kids SongsWe are currently working on some kids ESL songs that you can download and play in your lessons!

The songs are based on ESL lesson themes and vocab related to these themes. Some of the songs are adapted versions of well-known children’s songs (e.g. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes) and some are original songs which we have written to slide nicely into your themed lessons (e.g. a weather theme song).

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08 Dec 2012
Updated10 Jan2020

Christmas Carols for ESL Kids

Christmas Carols adapted for children learning English

Christmas Carols for ESL kidsIn the run up to Christmas, putting together and teaching Christmas themed lessons (see our Christmas Lesson Plans) creates a really nice learning experience for our students and is one of the highlights of the teaching calendar.

On problem though, is using traditional Christmas carols in our Christmas lessons.  Almost all contain multiple verses with complex vocabulary which is often antiquated and therefore unused in normal speech.

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04 Dec 2012
Updated15 Sep2022

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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