As you might have heard I’m in the studio this week, and here’s a brand new song for you! This time it’s for words such as mine, yours, his, hers etc. As usual VIP Members can download it for free until it becomes a CD.
And here’s a video of the song from last weekend. (Big thanks to Nigel for the video!)
Whose is it? MP3 Download (right click and select “save as”)
As I say the song is still in beta form so any feedback good or bad, things to change or not to change would be much appreciated! And also any feedback on the iBooks version too, is it worth doing more? Comments please!
Mine, Yours, His, Hers Cops & Robbers Game
Here’s a quick game I used to use with this theme, it works much better when you have more space to run! 🙂
1. Tell the kids there is a thief about!
2. Accidentally find a bag with the missing thing inside.
3. Keep quiet till someone asks “Whose is it?” (they might say it in their native language, so then just say to them “in English?”)
4. Sing the song whilst mingling around (usually with kids I’d say do the whole song to get more practice in, obviously here everyone is pretty cool with the English!)
5. Stop the music and everyone asks “Whose is it?”
6. Point to someone and say “It’s hers/his/theirs/mine/yours or everybody’s!”
7. That person has to run and grab the object.
8. Everyone else has to try and arrest them before they grab the item!
9. Repeat from step 4, this time the previous thief choses the new thief!
Not too bad, but I’m sure you must have better games for this topic!
If so please share them in the comments! (free mp3 of the song to any non-member who posts a great game!)
WARNING: THIS NEXT GAME MIGHT NOT BE FOR ALL TASTES!!!
Then as luck would have it, the next teacher to present on Sunday was doing the “Everyone Poops” book.
This book is crazy popular, but of course equally hated by some people as being disgusting, and equally loved by others for teaching an important part of biology.
Anyway …. at the end of the book there are pictures of different animals along with their different “poops.” And as luck would have it, you could of course use this with this theme! i.e.
1. Give everyone a card with the animal and its poop.
2. Then in the middle put more cards with just the poops.
3. Pick one card from the middle and get everyone to ask “Whose is it?”
4. Go round the class with everyone saying “It’s not mine!” until of course, the person who has that card says “It’s mine!” and everyone else says “It’s his/hers!”
I’m sure we all know at least one class where this will send the kids into hysterics!
For more “reserved” classes you could just change the cards to be for any theme or pairs e.g. have animals with different clothing, then just place the clothing cards in the middle and ask “Whose is it?” But of course for those “too cool for school” classes it won’t get the same reaction!
Anyway …. do let me know what you think of the song and how it works in your classes. The more feedback I get the easier it is for me to get on with the next set of songs for you!
P.S. I also just found this “Whose is it?” game!