Teaching English Skits & Plays!

One of the most popular requests on the Monday Morning Coffee chats (every Monday morning VIP members get together for an hour’s video call to chat about teaching!) is for more Skits & Plays.

They are a really great way to join together different English themes, plus of course stories have always been one of the most powerful ways to learn.

And we’ve got lots of very “Genki” (fun, exciting and full of life!) ways to do this!

First up, there is a big list of skit & story ideas over on the old VIP Forum.

We have a few purpose made lessons that combine other lessons e.g. the Musicians of Bremen lesson that combines


And also all the Genki English Picture Books can be performed as a skit or play too – the kids LOVE the endings! πŸ™‚

The advantage of the Genki English Picture BooksΒ are that you only need to teach one lesson and the kids can do the whole thing!

The kids all have the narrated versions in their Genki English Online homework so they can hear the narrations to practice at home & get all the pronunciation right.

The lessons with Picture Books have the picture icon on the right of the lesson.


The narrated Β versions are also in the Teacher’s Set Superpack.

And VIP Members ( VIP Membership comes with the Teacher’s Set Superpack) can download all the pdf Picture Books to use in class below:

Β Β How's the weather? Β Β  Β Β  Β Picture Book Days of the WeekΒ Β  Where are the Christmas presents? Β gingerbreadmanbookcoverΒ  Β Β 


I think that should be enough to keep you going!

If not we’re collecting together even more ideas and suggestions in the VIP Facebook Group.Β 

And if you’d like to make more requests, suggestions or have any questions then do pop along to our VIPΒ Monday Morning Coffee chats on Facebook this month and ask away!

Be genki,

P.S. Β VIPs can also access the picture books anytime from the “VIP Printables” menu at the top of the site!

Richard Graham

I'm on a mission to make education Genkiβ€”fun, exciting, and full of life! Genki English has now been researched by Harvard University and licensed by the British Council around the world. The results have been magical! Now I'm here to help you teach amazing lessons, with all the materials prepared for you, and to double your teaching income so you can sustainably help many more students in the future!