- Introduce or review the prepositions in, on and under by writing them on the board and drawing pictures to explain their meaning.
- If possible, bring a soft toy to class and introduce it to the children. Put the toy on a chair and ask the children where the toy is (on the chair). Then, put the toy under a desk and ask the children where the toy is (under the desk). Finally, put the toy in a schoolbag and ask the children where the toy is (in the schoolbag).
- Place the toy in various places around the room and asks the children where it is.
- Ask the children to take a rubber or a pencil sharpener. Tell them to put iton, in or under their hands.
Making the cut-out
- Hand out the Art and Crafts: Where is it? Worksheet and ask the children to cut out the big rectangle.
- Tell the children to fold the rectangle in half three times. When they unfold it again, it will be divided into eight sections.
- The children fold the paper in half and cut a slit (starting at the folded edge) along the dashed line. Then they unfold it again (there is a slit in the centre).
- The children then fold the paper lengthwise (there will be an empty space in the centre).
- Now the children hold the two ends of the paper and push and fold until a book is formed (the front cover is section number 1 with the title Where is it?). Help them to do this if necessary.
- The children cut along the dashed lines on pages 3, 5 and 6 in their minibooks (make sure they cut only the pages with the dashed lines, not the ones behind them).
- The children write their names on page 1. Then they draw pictures on pages 2, 4 and 7 to illustrate the sentences on those pages (a dog under a chair, etc). They can also colour in the letters of the prepositions in the sentences (under, in, on).
- The children turn to page 3. They read the sentence, lift and fold the flap under the desk and draw a ball under the flap. Then, they write the preposition under in the gap in the sentence.
- The children turn to page 5. They read the sentence, lift and fold the flaps on the cupboard and draw a spider in the cupboard. Then, they write the preposition in in the gap in the sentence.
- The children turn to page 6. They read the sentence, pull down and fold the flap on the TV set and draw a book on the flap. Then, they write the preposition on in the gap in the sentence.
The children colour all of the pictures in their minibooks.