- To revise and consolidate the prepositions in this activity (see Language focus above), play a sort of Simon Says game but without necessarily having to eliminate children if they are wrong.
- Start by writing the prepositions in front of and behind on the board. Tell the children to stand in front of their chair, behind the table, etc. Repeat different orders using these two prepositions and varying speed to make it more active.
- Repeat the same process using next to and between (for example stand next to your friend, put your rubber between two pencils, etc).
- Then do the same thing with the prepositions on and under.
- Once you consider they are familiar with all the prepositions you can do the same thing using all of them at the same time.
Suggestion: If the children already know how to play Simon Says, you can play it directly, eliminating the children who don’t do the right action or who do it without having heard Simon says at the beginning of the sentence. Nevertheless it is important that you introduce the prepositions little by little even if you are revising, or there will be too much information for the children to deal with.
Completing the Family picture Worksheet
- Tell the children to look at the Family picture Worksheet and explain that they have to put the farm animals in order so that a family picture can be taken.
- To do this they have to colour and cut out the pictures of the animals of the Worksheet.
- Then they have to read the sentences which show the order that the animals should be standing in.
- Following the instructions, they have to place the pictures of the animals inside the picture frame.
- It is important that the sticking is left till last, after reading all the instructions and placing all the animals inside the frame, so that the animals can be reorganized if necessary.