Twelfth Night for kids

This lesson introduces learners to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with the support of a short animated video.

Rachael Ro

It is one of a series of lesson plans to accompany the short animated videos of six of Shakespeare's plays on LearnEnglish Kids.


In this lesson plan, which can be delivered as a 45-minute lesson or as shorter segments over three lessons, learners will be introduced to the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night through a short animated video. They will watch the video and complete comprehension activities, and then will be guided to think about and discuss the idea of 'disguise' from the play. Finally learners will develop their creative writing skills by imagining and writing about disguising themselves as someone for the day.


  • Learners will develop strategies for watching and understanding a short video based on the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night.
  • Learners will develop comprehension and speaking skills by discussing ideas from the play.
  • Learners will develop writing skills through a personalised writing activity based on an element from the play.


Older primary (9–11 years)


1 x 45-minute lesson or three shorter segments


The lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF format below. 

The Twelfth Night video, worksheet and other materials can be accessed here:

The Shakespeare extension activities for kids can be accessed here:

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Submitted by Ijazcty on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:06


May i know what the flash card is all about? where can i get it?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:52

In reply to by Ijazcty


Thanks for your comment. The flashcards are to go with the lesson, and they show the different characters in the play. You can access them from our LearnEnglish Kids site here: - you will have to log in to the site to be able to access them, but it is free to do that. Hope that helps, Cath

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