Tags: esl lesson plan 2 to 4 year olds
I have not written much lately because I have been busy working on Dream English Kids Songs Volume 2. It’s almost finished, and I am really excited about it. In the meantime, I thought it might be nice to write out some simple lesson plans for young students. These are just some ideas and I recommend adjusting them to your students particular needs.
30 Minute English Lesson for Beginner 2-4 year olds.
1. Warm up- get the students comfortable by doing simple actions with them. Say and do the following, don’t worry if your students don’t follow you right away: clap your hands, jump, spin around, sit down, stand up. Also, I usually start out the lesson saying Hello and waving my arms.
2. Numbers- Practice counting objects from 1-10, or using flash cards. If the students are comfortable with numbers, play a simple touch game. Call out the number and ask the students to touch.
4. Alphabet-Using flash cards introduce the alphabet from A to Z. You may want to introduce phonics at this point, or just the alphabet letters. Next, have the students stand up and make the shapes of ABC with their body.
6. Colors- introduce the colors using flashcards, objects, or items around the room. Try to have the students repeat after you.
8. Coloring- this is optional, but you can use crayons to have the students repeat the names of the colors again. Then have them color something simple. MES English has many free coloring sheets.
9. Read a book- Any book for kids is great. I recommend asking the students questions when reading. “What do you see on the page? flowers, that’s right. What color are they? how many?”
10. Goodbye Song- I use the Dream English Goodbye song, though you can use anything you like. I just make sure to say thank you to the kids when we are finished, and ask them to repeat.
Ok, these are some suggestions and ideas. One other point is that it is important not to force the beginners to speak right away. Once they become comfortable they will begin speaking. The time this takes varies from student to student. Be creative, and have fun, I hope this helps!