A Midsummer Night's Dream for kids

This lesson introduces learners to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 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 A Midsummer Night's Dream through a short animated video. They will complete comprehension activities and then think about and discuss the ideas of 'dreams' and 'magic' from the play, with the teacher's guidance. Finally learners will develop their creative writing skills by imagining and writing about either a magical dream or a magic potion or spell.


  • Learners will develop strategies for watching and understanding a short video based on the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • 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 A Midsummer Night's Dream 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 alishba on Mon, 05/09/2022 - 12:11

I want to teach this lesson

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