My holiday English book

Use this lesson to help primary learners make their own activity book which they can use to practise English during school holidays. 

A number of books stacked together


In this lesson learners will plan and create their own activity book for the school holidays. First, they will do two reading activities to prepare them. They will then look at some ideas for pages they can include in their own books. They will work in small groups, sharing their ideas and planning their books, deciding how many pages to have and which activities to include. Finally, they will create their books. This lesson will encourage learner autonomy.

Teachers can use a presentation for this lesson as a no printing option. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Give reasons for making an activity book
  • Follow instructions to make an activity book
  • Choose activities which you find fun, interesting and that will help you learn English
  • Have a range of activities to recycle, revise and practise English in the school holidays

Age and level:

5-8, 9-12 (A1 / A2)


Approximately 70-90 minutes or two shorter lessons


Materials can be downloaded below.

  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation (PowerPoint or PDF)
  • Student worksheet 1 
  • Student worksheet 2 

In addition you will need:

  • Paper and card
  • Staples or string
Language Level


Submitted by andressaandrd on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 20:49

I don't work with the first levels but I LOVED this idea. I'm going to share it with my colleagues who work with A1 and A2 levels. Thanks for sharing! =)

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