- Introduce or review the family members by drawing your own family tree on the board:
This is my family. This is me.
This is my Daddy Juan. This is my Mummy Carmen. This is my sister Marta. This is my brother Pablo.
- Then ask some children to draw their family trees on the board. Help them to describe their families to the class.
- Write the names of the family members below the rectangles on the board:Daddy, Mummy, brother, sister.
- Read the names of the family members aloud and get the children to repeat them.
- Finally introduce the cut-out by explaining that the children are going to meet the Mouse Family.
Making the cut-out
- (Optional) The children can colour the mice (Worksheet 1). Suggestion: get them to colour the male mice brown and the female mice pink, in order to avoid confusion among the pictures.
- The children cut out the mice from Worksheet 1: Cut out Daddy Mouse. Cut out Baby Mouse, etc.
- Then they glue the ends of each mouse together (see illustration below).
- Next the children cut out the tails from Worksheet 1 and glue them onto the back of their mice, putting glue on the shaded area. If necessary, help them match the tails to the mice correctly.
- (Optional) Alternatively, children can use pieces of wool for the tails instead of the paper tails provided.
- Finally the children cut out the oval display from Worksheet 2, match their mice with the labels on the display and glue each mouse in the appropriate place (see illustration below).
- Children take turns to go to the front of the class and introduce their Mouse Family (encourage them to give their mice names): This is the Mouse Family. This is Daddy mouse, Jerry. This is Mummy mouse, Jane. This is brother mouse, Tommy. This is sister mouse, Jessica. This is baby mouse, Little Jim.