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Astronauts

Subject: Planets + Spelling + to be going to

Skills: Listening.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 8-10 y.o.

Participants Number: 6-10 players.

Time: 20-30 minutes.

Place: Playground.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: A piece of chalk.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (10-15 minutes): Draw a circle of such a diameter that you and the children can freely stand within it. Write'Earth' in the circle. Draw around nine more circles about 1 m in diameter and sign them: Jupiter, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Introduce the planets to the players. Then stand in the center of the Earth circle and group the children around yourself.

How to Play. Ask the children, e.g.: 'Who is going to fly to the planet with the third letter 'a'?'. The first player to call out 'I am!', jumps in the Uranus circle. After that, you ask, e.g.: 'Who is going to fly to the planet with the fifth letter 'n’?’ and so on. The last remaining child becomes the caller in the next round. The game lasts as long as each player, at least once, act as a caller.
Note. If there are more than nine children in your group, repeat the planets, using other descriptions.