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A special friendship – Groep 5-8

This activity is for children who can read fairly fluently in English. You can extend this activity to two lessons. The children read about a special friendship between a young girl: Chloe, and a tramp: Mr Stink. In one of the extension activities, they go speed dating!​

Acting out a Saint Nicholas Story – Groep 5-8

In this role play, children work with a story and act it out. Each group needs to prepare one part of the story. When all the parts are acted out in the correct order, the whole story is presented.

Air and space travel – Groep 5-8

In this activity about transport, the children will learn more about kites, hot-air balloons, planes and choppers, and also about rockets and satellites.

Backpack games – Groep 1-4

In this activity children learn to name classroom objects. They play three games! In one game, they pass a backpack full of classroom objects around to the music. Can they show what they know when the music stops?

Bikes! – Groep 1-4

This activity is about the book Duck on the bike. What better means of transport to focus on than the glorious bike!

Carnival in Brazil – Groep 5-8

In this CLIL activity children learn about Carnival in Brazil. They read a text aloud together and ask and answer questions in a cooperative activity.

Celebrations – Groep 1-4

There are a lot of festivals in December. It’s the time of year for people to get together and celebrate. In this activity the children collect words of things to celebrate!

Celebrations and festivals – Groep 5-8

​At this time of year there are many different festivals being celebrated around the world, for example Diwali, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and New Year. The children learn about these festivals around the world. This activity plan is for children who have more experience with English.

Celebrations and wishes – Groep 5-8

There are a lot of festivals in December. It’s the time of year for people to get together and celebrate. In this activity the children collect words of things to celebrate!

Christmas crackers – Groep 5-8

In this activity children work together to copy sentences from a Christmas song onto a Christmas cracker. When the crackers are cut in half and mixed the children find their missing piece in a mix and match activity.

Christmas song – Groep 1-4

Children are encouraged to sing a Christmas song to the tune of Are you sleeping, Brother John? (Vader Jacob).

Compliments – Groep 5-8

In this activity the children practise describing their classmates. They work with (online) dictionaries and write some nice things about their classmates.

Crazy about football – Groep 1-4

This summer, the Dutch national team will compete in the European Championships, which take place from the 11th of June until the 11th of July in eleven different countries. What fun English activities can you do to celebrate ‘the beautiful game’ with your class?

Crazy about football – Groep 5-8

Football is the most popular sport in the Netherlands. This summer, the Dutch national team will compete in the European Championships, which take place from the 11th of June until the 11th of July in eleven different countries. The European Championships are a great topic to do some CLIL lessons. The steps below can be spread out over two or three lessons. Have fun!

Easter bunny bop – Groep 5-8

Children are encouraged to sing along and dance in this fun Easter bop! They also read the lyrics aloud and find the correct order in a mix and match activity.

Energizers and Class Builders – Groep 1-4

Hier vind je EarlyBirds favoriete energizers voor de onderbouw, die niet alleen voor veel plezier zorgen, maar ook het Engels van de leerlingen oefenen. De energizers duren maximaal 5 minuten. Have fun!

Energizers and Class Builders – Groep 5-8

Hier vind je EarlyBirds favoriete energizers voor de bovenbouw, die niet alleen voor veel plezier zorgen, maar ook het Engels van de leerlingen oefenen. De energizers duren 5 tot 10 minuten. Have fun!

Find a friend who… – Groep 5-8

In this activity the children practise how to make questions. Then they do a cooperative speaking activity: they ask and answer questions in order to get five in a row.

Friends – Groep 1-4

In this activity, children learn to sing an echo song about friends in class. Being friends means doing things together, whether it is walking, playing or reading. The children echo parts of the lines in the song.

Introduction to English – Groep 1-2

Start je net met Engels in je klas of zit je in de oriëntatiefase voor een methode? Ga dan aan de slag met Introduction to English, een activiteitenprogramma van 6 weken over de thema’s Hello and my family, Colours, My body, Clothes​, Animals​ en Food​.

Introduction to English – Groep 3-4

Start je net met Engels in je klas of zit je in de oriëntatiefase voor een methode? Ga dan aan de slag met Introduction to English, een activiteitenprogramma van 6 weken over de thema’s Hello and my family, Colours and verbs, Counting and classroom objects, Animals, Weather and seasons en My body​.

Introduction to English – Groep 5-6

Start je net met Engels in je klas of zit je in de oriëntatiefase voor een methode? Ga dan aan de slag met Introduction to English, een activiteitenprogramma van 6 weken over de thema’s Hello and my family, Colours and verbs, Counting and classroom objects, Zoo animals and adjectives, Weather and seasons en My body​.

Introduction to English – Groep 7-8

Start je net met Engels in je klas of zit je in de oriëntatiefase voor een methode? Ga dan aan de slag met Introduction to English, een activiteitenprogramma van 6 weken over de thema’s Hello and my family, Colours and verbs, Counting and classroom objects, Jungle animals and adjectives, Weather and seasons en My body​.

Little Princess: I want to go on holiday – Groep 1-4

This activity is about the cartoon Little Princess: I want to go on holiday. The children think about spring cleaning and going on holiday. They also learn how to greet a member of the royal family! This activity can be spread over two lessons.

Making Saint Nicholas – Groep 5-8

This activity creates a starting point of Saint Nicholas vocabulary that is present in the group, after which a game is played to revise the spelling of the words.

My body – Groep 1-4

The body is an excellent topic for TPR (Total Physical Response) activities. These activities are a great way to get the children up and about. With only little preparation you will have lots of fun while all the body parts are practised and revised.

My body – Groep 5-6

The body is an excellent topic for TPR (Total Physical Response) activities. These activities are a great way to get the children up and about. With only little preparation you will have lots of fun while all the body parts are practised and revised.

My body – Groep 7-8

The body is an excellent topic for TPR (Total Physical Response) activities. These activities are a great way to get the children up and about. With only little preparation you will have lots of fun while all the body parts are practised and revised.

Our classroom rules – Groep 5-8

This activity is about classroom rules. You are going to talk, read and write about classroom rules. The activity is suitable for children who have more experience with English.

Owl and the Moon – Groep 1-4

In this activity, which you can extend to two or three lessons, children listen to a story about a special friendship: Owl and the Moon are friends. You can read a simplified version of the story or listen to the original one—whatever is best for your children.

Pancake Day – Groep 1-4

Pancake Day is a special day celebrated in many English-speaking countries. On this day many people eat pancakes. They do this to use up their flour, eggs and milk before Lent (Dutch: ‘vastentijd’). You can use this activity during the carnival period or any time before Easter.

Pancake Day – Groep 5-8

Pancake Day is a special day celebrated in many English-speaking countries. On this day many people eat pancakes. They do this to use up their flour, eggs and milk before Lent (Dutch: ‘vastentijd’). You can use this activity during the carnival period or any time before Easter.

Pass the present – Groep 1-4

In this flashcard activity the children practise the keywords by passing on a box which is wrapped up like a present filled with toy flashcards or real toys.

Saint Nicholas Charades – Groep 1-4

This TPR activity encourages the class to speak, first through copying keywords and actions in chorus, then by repeating simple sentences, and finally by playing a game in small groups.

Saint Nicholas poems – Groep 5-8

In this activity, children who have more experience with English and have some experience writing English learn about different poems. They are also encouraged to write a poem: either a poem using end rhyme or a haiku!

Spot goes on holiday – Groep 1-4

This is a lesson to prepare for summer! The playful puppy Spot is off to the beach with his mum and dad. Children will learn words for toys and beach activities and will also learn what sun protection is.

Summer fun! – Spelletjes voor alle groepen

Summer is nearly here so it is time for some fun. We have collected some games from all over the world to play outdoors on sunny days or indoors on rainy days. You can make your own selection of games. Have fun!

That’s like me! – Groep 1-4

In this activity, children learn to say what they like and they discover that they may like the same things as their classmates. In this way, they find out what they have in common, a good basis for friendship.

The life cycle of butterflies – Groep 1-4

Spring is in the air! Nature is waking up again and soon we will see all sorts of insects, including butterflies! In two lessons we are going to focus on the life cycle of butterflies using Eric Carle’s famous book The very hungry caterpillar.

The life cycle of frogs – Groep 5-8

Are you looking forward to spring, too? In two lessons we are going to look at frogs. There are many kinds of frogs, but they have one thing in common: they all go through metamorphosis.

The life cycle of insects – Groep 5-8

Spring is in the air! Nature is waking up again and soon we will see all sorts of creepy crawlies! In two lessons we are going to focus on the life cycle of different insects.

The Mitten – Groep 1-4

The children watch a YouTube video of The Mitten and do several activities to practise the vocabulary and phrases of the story.

The same and different – Groep 5-8

In this activity the children learn how to describe themselves and others. In doing so, they reflect on what similarities and differences they have with their friends. Whether they are the same or different, classmates can be friends.

Two Easter lessons – Groep 1-2

Twee lessen voor groep 1-2 vol leuke activiteiten over het thema ‘Easter’! De leerlingen zingen o.a. TPR-liedjes, doen een Easter egg hunt en kijken een filmpje van Maisy over Pasen. Veel plezier!

Two Easter lessons – Groep 3-4

Twee lessen voor groep 3-4 vol leuke activiteiten over het thema ‘Easter’! De leerlingen zingen o.a. TPR-liedjes, doen een Easter egg relay en kijken een filmpje van Peppa Pig over Pasen. Veel plezier!

What do animals do in wintertime? – Groep 1-4

Winter has arrived! Jack Frost is reminding us to wrap up warm and put on our scarfs and gloves. This CLIL activity for the onderbouw looks at how animals keep warm in winter by going in to hibernation.

What do animals do in wintertime? – Groep 5-8

Winter has arrived! Jack Frost is reminding us to wrap up warm and put on our scarfs and gloves. This CLIL activity for the bovenbouw looks at how animals keep warm in winter by going in to hibernation.

Why do leaves change colour in autumn? – Groep 1-4

Autumn is on its way! The leaves on the trees are changing colour and falling down. Before we rake them up to make a pile of leaves to jump in, let’s look at the changing of the colours. It is suggested that this CLIL topic is taught and recapped over a number of lessons.

Why do leaves change colour in autumn? – Groep 5-8

Autumn is on its way! The leaves on the trees are changing colour and falling down. Before we rake them up to make a pile of leaves to jump in let’s look at the science behind these phenomena. It is suggested that this CLIL topic is taught and recapped over a number of lessons.