Actions vocabulary games, worksheets, stories and songs

Photocopiable actions vocabulary classroom activities

Draw an animal which can do the action in each box

Actions vocabulary songs

We like to walk (go to sleep, wake up, skip, run, jump, hop – from Shane/ Saxoncourt textbook Fab Red – lyrics here)

Walking Walking (hop, running, stop, sleep, wake up, tiptoe, jump, swimming – from Super Simple Songs)

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear (many different versions available, I tend to do turn around, touch the ground, touch your head, go to bed, wake up, take a bow, reach up high, wave goodbye)

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (brush your teeth etc)

Come on and join into the game

I Can Run (one of the rare songs on LearnEnglishKids with decent actions)

Actions vocabulary stories

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (a whole article of mine on using it here)

My Very First Book of Motion by Eric Carle (nice idea with students helping the teacher flick through pages to match animals to motions, but unfortunately some actions fit more than one animal, and it’s not very well graded)

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