This is a vocabulary lesson with speaking and listening for very young learners.

Jo Bertrand

This lesson focuses on reviewing vocabulary for parts of the body with the well-known song, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, and then goes on to introduce the characters from and tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Learners are encouraged to put the story into the correct order using flashcards, and then to participate in retelling the story. There are also suggestions for follow-up activities to review the language learned.


  • To introduce/review parts of the body
  • To introduce related verbs – i.e. to eat, to smell, to hear, to see
  • To practise listening skills
  • To practise sequencing a narrative

Age group

Early Years


CEFR level A1/A2


60 minutes


The lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need:

Lesson plan350.66 KB
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