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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Colours + Alphabet

Skills: Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 6-8 y.o.

Number of Participants: 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). First draw a stream about 3 m wide. Next ask each player to draw three one-colour stepping stones about 0.5 m in diameter.

How to Play. You stand ‘on one side of the stream’. Ask the players 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 like this: '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 gets your side, he/she calls out 5 colours to Player B and so on. If Player A has not reached the ‘other side of the stream’, he/she leaves the game. In this case, this is you, who gives 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 lasts as long as only two winners remain.
Advice: In order to complicate the task, the callers can give commands, standing back to the 'stream'.