Friday, October 02, 2009

EFL Game: Animal Noises

This game is great if you have the book Inside the Barn in the Country. You can find it on Amazon.com.

Cut out farm animals and laminate them. Make some headbands and put Velcro on the backs of the cut-out animals as well as on the fronts of the headbands. Take the same animal images used for the headbands and make large versions of them. Laminate them and put them on the board. Give each student a headband and an animal. (If you have a copy of the book Inside the Barn in the Country, read it to them, but any animal story will work, whether it be ‘Old MacDonald’ or ‘Goodnight Gorilla’). Have the children sit in a row facing the front of the class. Go through the animals on the board, reminding the children what noise each animal makes. Now start the game. Each time you point to an animal, have the child with that animal on their headband stand up and make that noise. The first time it is best to go slowly, but the fun of the game is to go faster and faster. As you go through the list the children get better and better, so then you can mix up the order of the animals so they don’t know which to expect. The faster you go and the more you mix it up, the more mixed up the children become, and the funnier it is for both you and the children.

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