- Introduce or review the rooms in a house by drawing on the board simple pictures of objects usually found in each room. Ask Where can you find a flower? In a kitchen or in a garden?, etc
- Then ask the children to say other objects they can find in the different rooms in a house (accept words in English and in L1) In a living room we can find a TV and … In a kitchen we can find a fridge and … Note: the important thing here is that children volunteer appropriate objects for each room, helping them remember the names of the rooms.
- Write the names of the rooms below the pictures on the board.
- Read the words aloud and get the children to repeat them.
- Finally introduce the cut-out activity by explaining that the children are going to build a house – they are going to be architects and builders!
Making the cut-out
- (Optional) The children can colour the cut-out (Worksheets 1 and 2).
- Children cut out the house along the dashed line (Worksheet 1).
- Children fold the house in two along the dotted line.
- Next they cut out the big rectangle with the pictures of the rooms from Worksheet 2 and then fold it along the dotted lines.
- Now the children glue shaded areas A and B to the corresponding shaded areas on the house:
- Review the parts of the house byasking questions: What room is number1? And number 2? etc.
- The children cut out the labels with the names of the rooms and match them to the house, gluing the labels to the blank rectangles on the house. Note: the garden label should be glued in the blank rectangle in the garden next to number 6.
- The children cut out both trees. Then they fold and glue them.
- The children glue both trees to the appropriate spaces in the garden.
- The children can fold and unfold the finished house like a pop-up card.
- In pairs the children take turns to ask questions about the house: What room is number 5?, etc