1 Apple Na Na Na -Counting Apples Song for Children’s English Class

Practice counting yummy apples from 1-6 in this fun numbers song. Lyrics below:

Lyrics: 1 Apple Na Na NA
one apple, two apples, three apples
na, na, na, na, na na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
four apples, five apples, six apples
na, na, na…
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy, apples
six apples, five apples, four apples
na, na, na….
three apples, two apples, one apple
na, na, na….
I’m hungry. Ohh!
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy,
apples na, na, na…

Song available soon on Spotify and Apple Music!

Original song by Matt. Copyright Dream English

Halloween Lesson Plan for Preschool English Learners (2020)

It’s time again for Halloween! Halloween can be a lot of fun in the young English learners classroom (ESL, EFL). I enjoy teaching Halloween as it offers a chance to break out of the normal (fruit, jobs, colors) to something more fantastical (monsters, witches, pirates).

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Halloween Lesson Plan (20-30 minute preschool English class)

This is an idea of what you can do in your classes for a fun and simple Halloween lesson.
1. Warm Up– Simple action warm up: clap your hands, wash your hands, brush your teeth, jump, etc.
2. Greetings– Hello! My name is Matt. What’s your name? (students answer)
3.  Numbers– Practice counting numbers 1-10 or higher depending on level. This month we have been singing the Dinosaur Chomp to Ten song to practice numbers. It is not Halloween, but not everything in the lesson has to be, I think.

After the song, I use some Halloween numbers flashcards to count to 10 with Halloween objects. For example, 1 vampire, 2 ghosts, 3 pumpkins
4. Book Time-This week we are reading My Favorite Pumpkin. The book teaches body parts, numbers, and some actions. You can download the book for Free Here. There is a song that goes with the book that we will sing next week.
5. Halloween Song Time – I have about four new Halloween songs this year. This week we are singing the Halloween Shake Song. Before singing the song, I teach the vocabulary and lyrics.

6. Halloween Vocabulary Practice-I use the MES English Halloween flashcards. You can download those by going to this page. For the first week I teach the vocabulary word, or you can practice “It’s a bat.”
7. Game Time-Depending on your situation (online classes, in person classes with no contact) you can play a simple touch game, or quiz game with the Halloween vocabulary flashcards. To read some more classroom game ideas click here.
8. Goodbye Song- I always finish the class with the Goodbye Song. These days I often sing the song without backing music, and usually do the short version like you see here:

I hope you find some of these ideas useful for your classes. You can go all out and wear a Halloween costume or hat, or just keep it simple with the vocabulary and songs. Be creative, and have fun. If you are enjoying the class, the students will too! I’ll leave some more Halloween resources below. Happy Teaching!

Halloween Teaching Resources from Dream English:
Dream English Halloween Page (Free song downloads and more)
Dream English Halloween Songs YouTube Playlist
Dream English Halloween Songs on Spotify

It’s A Dog Animal Song and Video

Enjoy this new animal song for your Young Learners English Class (ESL, EFL). Target vocabulary: dog, cat, bird, fish, cow, mouse. Full lyrics below video:

Lyrics: 

It’s a dog, It’s a dog, dog, dog, dog

It’s a cat, It’s a cat, cat, cat, cat

It’s a banana, Oh, hmm
It’s a dog, No!

It’s a bird, It’s a bird

It’s a fish, It’s a fish, fish, fish, fish

It’s a cow, It’s a cow
cow, cow, cow

It’s a banana
Oh, hmm,
It’s a fish, No!

It’s a mouse, It’s a mouse

It’s a dog

It’s a cat

It’s a bird

It’s a fish

It’s a cow

It’s a mouse

All right!

Check out the video on YouTube. Click here. Happy Singing!

What’s New with Dream English – Week of September 28, 2020

More fun new songs and videos this week for your beginner English young learner classes (ESL and EFL). New Halloween Songs in the mix!

New Videos on Dream English Kids YouTube Channel:

New Songs and Albums on Spotify:

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Click on the link to go to the song on Spotify. Also available on Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon:

  1. A to Z Chants
  2. Mr. Golden Sun
  3. Today I’m Wearing Clothing Song

    That’s the wrap up for this week. Please follow Dream English Kids on YouTubeand Spotifyto get notified of new releases right away. Or, stay tuned for the next What’s New! Thank you for your support! – Matt

What’s New with Dream English – Week of September 21, 2020

More fun new songs and videos this week for your beginner English young learner classes (ESL and EFL). Let’s get started!

New Videos on Dream English Kids YouTube Channel:

New Songs and Albums on Spotify:

Halloween-Shapes
Click on the link to go to the song on Spotify. Also available on Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon:

  1. Halloween Shapes
  2. BINGO
  3. Halloween Let’s Go
  4. Santa Wears a Red Hat (Christmas Song)
  5. Christmas Shapes Song
  6. Finger Family Songs Album

That’s the wrap up for this week. Please follow Dream English Kids on YouTube and Spotify to get notified of new releases right away. Or, stay tuned for the next What’s New! Thank you for your support! – Matt

What’s New with Dream English – Week of September 14, 2020

I love this time of year! The weather starts to cool, coffee gets tastier, and I really get down to work. I’m starting a new weekly blog post of all of the new songs and videos I’m releasing. I hope some of these will be helpful for your classes and young learners! Here we go:

  1. Learn Some Words Episode 1: Animals.

    This special new series from Dream English Kids teaches six words each episode with songs, repeat-after-me, and a quiz. Join Matt, Tunes, Bell and our friend the Pencil in this exciting learning adventure!
    YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/eHSTJuUpVQs

  2. ASL Phonics Video:

    Over the years I’ve received many request to make some sign language videos. I do use a little sign language in many videos, but this is the first time I am using the alphabet. More to come in this series.
    YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/pI1ZjdZd62o

  3. New Songs on Spotify and Apple Music: As more people use Spotify I will only put links to the Spotify releases here. Please search on Apple Music for the titles. Halloween Songs Album (Six Songs), Halloween Shake Song,  I See A Car Vehicles Song, Dinosaur Chomp to Ten

That’s the wrap up for this week. Please follow Dream English Kids on YouTube and Spotify to get notified of new releases right away. Or, stay tuned for the next What’s New! Thank you for your support! – Matt

Learn Some Words Episode 1: Animals New Original Learning English Show

New Show on YouTube: Learn Some Words! 😀
Perfect for the ESL/EFL Children’s English Classroom!

Learn Some Words Episode 1: Animals. This special new series from Dream English Kids teaches six words each episode with songs, repeat-after-me, and a quiz. Join Matt, Tunes, Bell and our friend the Pencil in this exciting learning adventure!

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/eHSTJuUpVQs

Count to 1000 by 1s Video

Counting is really important for young English learners (ESL, EFL). Numbers are useful in every day life (shopping, cooking) and numbers also contain many important phonetic sounds of the English language. More below video:

It takes a bit over 23 minutes to count to 1000 by 1s in this video. That is a long time to sit through a video! However, you can use parts of this video to practice. For example, try counting from 1-100 one day, and the next 101-200.

Put it on in the background before class, and let your students listen to the numbers. These are just a few ideas. I hope you find this video useful for your classes and students! Happy Teaching!