Who knows? Appliqué Game

Tatiana just sent in this very cool and very simple idea from Russia:

I would like to share with you one sort of activity that I often use in my lessons. It is applique work.

You can do it for different themes. It is a good practice of language and it is something that kids love to do.

  • I cut pictures of words from the lesson in advance.
  • I show one of the pictures to the kids.
  • The one who can name it gets this picture and can glue it on the sheet.

Here are some examples, the first one with vegetables, and the second one with fruits. They were done in a small group and more items could be used in large groups.

appliquegame fruits appliquegame veg

As always, it’s something very simple but a very nice extra to the class.

The mini cards are one good option for the pictures.   And of course you can use this in different ways during the lesson e.g. as a reward in the game or for doing something brave in class!

Thank you Tatiana, and to all the readers out there do let us know what you think in the comments!

Be genki,


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2 Responses to “Who knows? Appliqué Game”

  1. Laima

    It is a very nice and interesting idea to learn vocabulary. Thanks.

  2. Fanitsa

    I also use a similar approach, but use a felt board ( big cardboard with a coloured blanket over it) , place all the words on the floor ( pre cut and plastified pictured) and ask each child to come to the front, pick the asked word and place it on the felt board. The kids get very excited and all want to have a turn.

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