A free downloadable activity to learn about the Halloween tradition of apple bobbing. The pupils practise the language of instructions.
To draw attention to the language of instructions and put instructions in order.
To learn about the Halloween tradition of apple bobbing.
A copy of How_to_apple_bob_worksheet per pupil.
Language of instructions and following a process from start to finish.
- Make sure your pupils understand the meaning of apple bobbing. You can show them some photos of children apple bobbing at Halloween parties.
- Give the pupils a copy of the How to apple bob worksheet.
- Read the introduction together and talk about apple bobbing. Write up any new vocabulary on the board.
- Ask your pupils to work in pairs and match the photos to the instructions.
- Once the pupils have completed the task get them to report back as a class by putting the instructions in the correct order as a whole class. Correct order:
- 6. Find a container to put the water in. The container needs to be big enough to fit a head in!
- 4. Fill the container with water.
- 3. Put some apples in your container. They will float. You can put as many apples as you like in the container but remember you want them to move around.
- 5. You are ready to play. The players must take a bite from one of the apples. The players must not use their hands.
- 1. Time each player as they try and bite the apples.
- 2. The player with the fastest time wins.
- If you have time, you could set up a class apple bobbing session.