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Ideas for English Lessons

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Stream

Subject: Colours + Alphabet

Skills: Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 6-8 y.o.

Participants Number: 6-10 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Playground.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Pieces of chalk of the colours known to the players.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes): Draw a stream about 3 m wide. Ask each child to draw 3 one-colour stepping stones about 0.5 m in diameter.

How to Play. Stand ‘on one side of the stream’. Ask the children to line up ‘on the other side’ in alphabetical order according to the first letters of their names. After that, you give commands to Player A, e.g.: 'Green! ... Red! … White! ... Blue! ... Yellow!'. He/She jumps ‘from stone to stone’ of the named colours to get the ‘opposite side of the stream’. If he/she managed to reach your side, he/she calls out 5 colours to Player B and so on. If Player A failed to get the ‘other side of the stream’, he/she is out of the game. In this case, this is you, who give commands to Player B, and so on. The round lasts as long as the only player remains on the other side. Now it is his/her turn to give commands to the first player. The game continues until only two winners remain.
Note: To complicate the task, the callers can give commands standing back to the 'stream'.