I got this great game from Lesley Ito’s great new kindle book: Fifty Ways to Teach Young Learners: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers
(The book is only $1 and is a total bargain, I’d totally recommend it. Even I got two great new ideas from it!)
3. Finally review some classroom furniture (desk, chair etc. there are a few part way down this page.) put them on the right side of the board, again numbered from 1 to 6.
4. Ask the kids a quick review question e.g. even a quick “What’s this?” by pointing to one of the cards.
5. The fastest kid to answer comes to the front and they throw 3 dice.
6. They make a sentence according to the dice thrown e.g. if they threw a 3, a 4 and another 4, and say the number 3 card on the left was “brush”, the number 4 preposition was “on” and the 4th classroom furniture was “door” they have to say the sentence “The brush is on the door.”
7. But then they only get the point if they actually put the item in this place – fun with a brush on a door! 🙂
8. Repeat from step 4.
Pretty cool, eh? It’s a great way to not only get some fantastic grammar learnt in a fun way, but you also review several different themes.
Lesley’s new book is chock full of other ideas (including a few you might have seen before on Genki English! 😉 ) and for a $1 I think you are going to like it.
And the only other question is …. if I was going to do a “classroom furniture” theme for you, what 8 items would you like to see included? Do let me know in the comments – remember anyone can write a long list, the skill is in keeping it short to just 8 items! 🙂
P.S. Whilst you’re on kindle you might also want to check out my “Success Secrets of Learning English” book, also only $1 on Kindle Japan or Kindle International and we got up to number 16 on the Japan Self Help charts over the holidays!