TeachingEnglish has lots of different lesson plans for teachers who are teaching English around the world to children aged 5-12. To help you find suitable lesson plans, we have three levels on our site. These lesson plans for level 1 are most suitable for children who can understand and use some words and short phrases, and can follow simple stories, songs and texts. Teachers can use the levels as a guide. For example, if they start to find level 1 lessons too easy, you can try more level 2 lessons. However, all children learn differently, so try lessons from different levels at any time, especially if it is a topic they enjoy.

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A green classroom

Use this lesson plan with your primary learners to explore ways of making the classroom more environmentally friendly.

My grandfriend

Use this lesson to look at the theme of 'grandfriends' in face-to-face classrooms or online teaching with your primary students.

Future learning

Use this lesson in face-to-face, online or hybrid teaching to explore the future of learning.

Food I like/don't like

Use this lesson in face-to-face or online teaching to focus on food vocabulary and speaking about likes and dislikes.


Use this lesson in face-to-face or online teaching to help students learn and practise clothes vocabulary.

My healthy lunch

This lesson for children aged 6–8 celebrates healthy food and can be used to raise awareness of World Food Day.

Invent a country

This short lesson plan is a supplementary activity on the topic of countries.

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