English Idioms for Children

English idioms for children

If you are a parent and your child studies English language, then this article is for you. Unfortunately, during the school hours of our conventional school, not every child can learn English language easily. Some children understand it, but they need a long time to learn to speak it and to carry on a conversation spontaneously without the need of teacher’s support.  One very effective method for improving the level of English language is the child to be enrolled in a  linguistic camp, such as Lucky Kids.


Because of the new foreign language teaching methods, which are applied there, lots of children, who become participants, manage to consolidate their language and to learn to communicate free in English in a fun way.

In the international camp Lucky Kids,  innovative and interactive methods are applied in the English language teaching through interactive training techniques. During the English classes, an interactive board is used; children use computers and tablets.

There are equipped interactive halls in the camp for the English language teaching and the training is in levels. The methods of teaching are diverse and vary according to the level of the group. As the children in the groups of the lower levels are younger and struggle with the work with electronic devices, they write on paper.

The educational program of the camp includes theoretical part, grammatical exercises, and different educational topics. The program is created by the camp team and includes in itself the latest global pedagogical trends in the foreign language teaching.  The lessons are taught by certified teachers with considerable international teaching experience, who are native speakers, and they include all aspects of language skills: Reading, writing, speaking, listening with understanding and grammar.

How Lucky Kids teaches idioms so that the children memorize them easily

One of the efficient methods for an effective foreign language study is listening to a nice classical music. In the camp classrooms, there is classical music playing like a quiet background. Some of the teachers’ favourite performers are Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms; they are among the favourite composers of the lecturers in the camp. It is proven that listening to classical music helps to improve the mood and in the memorization of the new information not only by children but also by adults.

Idioms for children in LuckyKids

Besides the achievement of a better command of English, the lessons in the children’s’ camp develop a number of skills in children. Different virtues are brought up in them like tolerance, politeness, respect, friendship, patience, love, complaisance, perseverance, diligence. The combination of intensive daily lessons with certified teachers and the fun educational games, including the communication in English gives good results in the foreign-language teaching.

The English Language lessons that the camp offers, help the children to learn the language quickly, as they include constant communication among the students and also the teachers spend more time to talk to the students. During the whole time in the camp, during the lessons and the free time, the communication is only in English. So having resided in the English-speaking environment, children, in a natural way perceive the language like their own one and easily manage to overcome the language barrier.

Another thing that the innovative teaching methods in the camp include, is the use of the special online application Prezi. With the help of it, several children can work on the same presentation at the same time from different electronic devices. This project development task is included in the educational program of the camp. Children participating in the educational program acquire presentation capabilities and learn to work together in a team as the program includes team tasks.

Once a week, lessons are delivered outside in nature and more exciting extracurricular activities are organized in the mountain, in the afternoon and in the evening, where, practically, the children have the opportunity to implement the acquired knowledge from the classes during the day. Mountain excursions are organized, mountain climbing, horse riding, cycling excursions, picnics, parties, dances, swimming, theme evenings, competitions, as night treasure hunting, paintball, culinary lessons, role games and others.

Here is a list with interesting idioms for children

Break a leg

It is used when we want to wish a good luck to someone.

Wild goose chase

-When something is a waste of time, / it is meaningless.

A leopard can’t change its spots

“A wolf changes its fur, but not its temper”

There’s no room to swing a cat

-It is too cramped

To bark up the wrong tree
– Choosing the wrong way/direction of action

To spill the beans

  • To expose a secret

It’s raining cats and dogs

  • It is raining heavily

To smell a rat

  • When you realize that something is not all right.

To eat a horse

– to be very hungry

a hot potato
controversial topic or something difficult to achieve

Kill two birds with one stone

-To achieve two things with one attempt

Piece of cake
-when we say that something is very easy to do

Spin a yarn
To tell a long history

When pigs fly

– When we want to say that something is impossible to happen.

Build castles in the air
-To dream

Tongue in cheek
– To speak with mockery or insincerely, to ironize

Stir up a hornet’s nest

-To get into a muddle

Mumbo jumbo
-Incomprehensible language/baby speech

As keen as mustard
-To burn with desire for something

Paddle your own canoe (to manage its canoe)
-Тo do something without other’s help.

Bob’s your uncle
-When something is very easy and fast to achieve

An elephant in the room

-An obvious problem or difficult situation, about which we refuse to speak

Born with a silver spoon in mouth

-To be of a wealthy origin

Everything but the kitchen sink

  • All the things in your home are /stowed away/packed/stolen.

To be sitting on the fence
-to refuse to take decision/being indecisive/I lack courage

All ears

-To be very stirred up to hear something, to be very careful.

To kick the bucket

It is said when someone has died.