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Mushroom Rain

Subject: Vocabulary

Skills: Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 6-8 y.o.

Number of Participants: 6-12 players.

Time: 20-30 minutes.

Place: Playground.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Pieces of chalk by the number of players.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (10-15 minutes). First provide each player with a piece of chalk. Next disperse the children on the playground and ask to draw circles around themselves, which represent mushrooms caps. Then ask each player to choose if their ‘mushroom is edible or inedible’. Those, who decide their mushrooms to be inedible, should draw spots ‘on their caps’, pretending they are fly-agarics.

How to Play. The children start to ‘walk in the forest among the mushrooms’. Suddenly you call out, e.g.: 'It's going to rain with potatoes!'. After that, the players should ‘hide from the rain under the caps of edible mushrooms’, i.e. run in the corresponding circles. If you call out, e.g.: 'It's going to rain with balls!', the players should ‘hide under caps of inedible mushrooms’ and so on. When you are sure that the players understand the rules, start the contest. In this, a player to last run in a right circle or to run in a wrong one, leaves the game, which lasts as long as only the winner remains.