Sunday, 28 October 2012

Hallowe'en pictures

Spooky Spot the Difference and Frankenstein colouring pictures from a couple of books published by Usborne can be used as a treat on these late days of October.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Reading: All About Me

It's Fun to Read: All About Me activity allows children to choose the features of a character that would represent them, a pet, a bedroom, and a toy. They can also work on vocabulary related to the house.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Reading about art

It's Fun to Read: Starfall Art Gallery web site presents six texts about different painters accompanied by pictures showing their artwork. Children can listen to the pronunciation of each word by clicking on them.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Story Starters

Story Starters generates sentences at random to begin a story.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


PicLits website allows users to write on a set of pictures. It can be useful to create short stories, haikus, picture labelling...

An example:

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Short stories for children to teach values

Bedtime Stories website presents a set of stories aimed at working on values. Most of them can be listened to in different varieties of English and Spanish. Audio recordings are accompanied by the corresponding text and pictures.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Interactive whiteboard resources: Topmarks

Topmarks Education website includes a selection of resources suitable for using them on an interactive whiteboard. Although it is addressed to native speakers of English, many activities can be useful in the EFL primary classroom.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Songs and rhymes for very young learners

Muffinsongs video channel collects a good number of children's songs and nursery to sing along.

Another collection of similar songs -this time in an interactive Java format- can be accessed from this blog.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Some online resources for young learners

In this blog post there are links to a set of Flash digital activities aimed at nursery or first levels of primary education.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Some resources for promoting early reading skills

Reading is Fundamental web site includes a set of resources (readings, games, songs, colouring images...) aimed at pre-school children. Some of them can be also useful in the primary EFL classroom. These are a couple of examples:

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Language activities related to football

Soccerlingua presents a set of five games aimed at practising some basic vocabulary and structures through games based on football.