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The "How old are you?" Lesson

Target English: "How old are you?" + replies from 5 to 12
Target grade: Kindergarten to Junior High school 1
Song: is in the Teacher's Set

And in the new curriculum Level.

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To save you time, these pictures are also available in the printed Picture Card Pack B

Other workshop videos are here.

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Bonus Materials...

A4 Flashcards
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"1 to 8" version:

Progress Sheet
Classroom poster
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how to use

Mini Cards
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How old are you?

1 to 8 version:


Lesson Plan

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(give to class teacher)

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Dice Game
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Spaghetti Game
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Islands Game
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Snakes & Ladders
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"How old are you?"
by Richard Graham

How old are you?
How old are you?
How old are you?

How old are you?
How old are you?
How old are you?

I'm 5 years old,
I'm 6 years old,
I'm 7 years old,
I'm 8 years old,
I'm 9 years old,
I'm 10 years old,
I'm 11 years old,
I'm 12.

I am 5! I am 6!
I am 7! I am 8!
I am 9! I am 10!
I am 11! I'm 12!

In the classroom or at home ........

The "How old are you?" song is the first song on the Genki English CD vol. II. It's also the most popular song amongst little kids, they seem to pick it up and sing along straight away!

With all the Genki English songs, it is better if the kids are moving!

On the first set of "I'm five years old" etc, the kids count on their fingers (see the mini lesson)

Then on the "I am 5!" part do a big "pose" or jump on the 5! The kids seem to like this!!!

Or check out these great kids in Italy!

Recommended Games:

Traditional bingo is crazily popular, but doesn't provide much English other than a touch of listening.

With this Genki English version the kids get tons of English speaking practice but still love it because they get to play bingo at the end! Here's the video we took at the workshop the other day ....

Part A:

1. Give each kid a piece of paper.
2. In the middle square they write an age. Not their own age, but any age between 1 and 12. If the kids are all tending to write the same age, use dice to choose. Or tell them to write an age between 1 and 12 and then swap sheets with the person next to them!
3. They then go and ask their friends "Hello, how old are you?"
4. The friend responds by saying "I'm... " and then the age that is written in their middle square.
5. The person who asked then writes this age in one of his/her vacant places on the worksheet.
6. If they already have that age written down they must pass and go and find someone who has a different age!!
7. The game finishes when everyone has filled all 9 squares.

Part B

1. Everyone sits down in their seats.
2. You play the Ball and Music game.
3. When the music stops everyone asks the kid with the ball "how old are you?". And they respond.
4. If anyone in the class has the age they cross them out on their bingo card.
5. The first person to get 3 in a row wins!! (Or whichever bingo rules you wish to choose!)
6. Do the "How old are you?" song to finish on a high!

Or you can also try The Mingle Game

(super easy and very popular)

Picture Book

How old are you?


Kids can design their own Genki Alien in the middle circle! Use the computer software, play the quiz and then colour in and write down the ages of each Genki Alien! Or you could get the kids to colour the aliens in different colours (or ages) and play a Bingo Game.

OK, I'm sure your kids will love the song!

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The "How old are you?" song can be found on CD vol. II ! and the Download Pack.

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