Mini ESL Lesson Fillers Archives

Spring Poem

Discuss the 10 words in green with your class.

“The Season of Spring” businesswoman and billboard

the season of spring

weather seems to sing

lovely lovely days

are coming our ways


the season of spring

blooming blossoming

of nature of all kind

let roots unbind


the season of spring

birds unfold their wings

diving high into sky

wish one could fly


the season of spring

careful hearts love sting

reaching out towards others

some persons might bother


the season of spring

nice sound bells ring

new wave new style

faces have on a smile


the season of spring

an new awakening

busy humanity on earth

as if it’s a new birth


listen listen to my words

the season of spring is near

now a look into your lovely eyes

and one can see spring is already here


Easter Words

A. Write the following words in all upper case letters.

B. Write or speak the meaning of each word.

C. Draw a picture of each. 

1. bunny

 2. egg

3. basket

4. chick

5. chocolate

6. hunt

7. jellybeans

8. spring

9. flowers

10. card

11. hope

12. shell

13. decorate

14. dye

15. colorful


Easter Self Survey

A. Give 10 reasons why you like Easter using “I like Easter because…”  

B. Now, ask these questions to others in your class, or find a practice partner. preschoolers

1. I like Easter because __________________________________.

2. I like Easter because __________________________________.

3. I like Easter because __________________________________.

4. I like Easter because __________________________________.

5. I like Easter because __________________________________.

6. I like Easter because __________________________________.

7. I like Easter because __________________________________.

8. I like Easter because __________________________________.

9. I like Easter because __________________________________.

10. I like Easter because _________________________________.


Work with a partner to discover what the idiom means.

  1. To egg someone on
  2. To put all your eggs in one basket
  3. To walk on egg shells
  4. You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs easter
  5. Like a rabbit caught in the headlights
  6. To be like a rabbit caught in the headlights
  7. To pull a rabbit out of the hat
  8. A goose egg
  9. To have egg on one’s face
  10. Pull a rabbit out of a hat

How Many Words can You Make from “Happy Easter”?

1. _________________________________happy easter wondering

2. _________________________________

3. _________________________________

4. _________________________________

5. _________________________________

6. _________________________________

7. _________________________________

8. _________________________________

9. _________________________________

10. _________________________________

11. _________________________________

12. _________________________________

13. _________________________________

14. _________________________________

15. _________________________________

16. _________________________________

17. _________________________________

18. _________________________________

19. _________________________________

20. _________________________________



Valentine’s Word Find

How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day?

1. ______________________________

2. ______________________________

3. ______________________________

4. ______________________________

5. ______________________________

6. ______________________________

7. ______________________________

8. ______________________________

9. ______________________________

10. _____________________________

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Valentine’s Conversation Starters

  • What is Valentine’s Day?
  • What is the origin of Valentine’s Day? (Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?)
  • Is Valentine’s Day celebrated in your country?
  • How is Valentine’s Day celebrated in the United States?
  • How do children celebrate Valentine’s Day in school?
  • What do you usually do for Valentine’s Day?
  • What do you plan on doing this Valentine’s Day?
  • Do you make any special food for Valentine’s Day?
  • On Valentine’s Day, is it more common for men to give gifts to women or for women to give gifts to men?
  • What are common gifts that people give on Valentine’s Day?
  • What is your favorite Valentine’s Day memory?
  • What is your Valentine’s dream? If you could do anything or receive anything on Valentine’s Day, what would it be?
  • Do you know anyone that has become engaged or married on Valentine’s Day?
  • Would you want to get engaged or married on a holiday? Why or why not?
  • What is a “valentine”?
  • Have you ever gotten a valentine or love letter on Valentine’s Day?
  • What is Valentine’s Day like for singles? (What do single people do on Valentine’s Day?)
  • Do you think Valentine’s Day makes single people feel lonely?
  • Do you think Valentine’s Day is too commercial or consumerist?
  • What are common gifts that people give?
  • Do you know anyone that has gotten engaged or married on Valentine’s Day?

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I Like / I Don’t Like

Write “I like” or “I don’t like” in the blank space.

______________________ Valentine’s Day

______________________ the colour red

______________________ chocolates

______________________ going on a date

______________________ candlelight dinners

______________________ surprises

______________________ holding hands

______________________ heart-shaped balloons

______________________ going out to eat

______________________ romantic music

______________________ going to the movies

______________________ red roses

______________________ choosing a Valtentine’s Day card

______________________ talking on the telephone

______________________ going for romantic walks

______________________ stuffed animals

______________________ watching “romantic comedies”

______________________ love poems

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Valentines Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters to discover the words!

ucdip          ________________________________

eolv            ________________________________

erhat          ________________________________

locctohea     ________________________________

oramtnci      ________________________________

sreo            ________________________________

saospni         ________________________________

sweheertat    ________________________________

rehat           ________________________________

faftecion       ________________________________











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Winter Hokey Pokey

Use this activity to talk about clothing that’s worn during winter. Get your class to brainstorm all kinds of winter clothing ideas and then incorporate them into the song.

The Winter Pokey (to the tune of “The Hokey-Pokey”)

  • You put your right mitten in,
  • You take your right mitten out.
  • You put your right mitten in,
  • And you shake it all about.
  • You do the winter pokey, [shiver]
  • And you turn yourself around.
  • That’s what it’s all about!
  • You put your left mitten in….
  • You put your right boot….
  • You put your left boot….
  • You put your long scarf in….
  • You put your warm cap in….
  • You put your snowsuit in….


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