- Write the names of the parts of the house that you are going to deal with on the board. Read the words and as you do so check that the children understand their meaning. You can do this using pictures from magazines showing the parts of the house or drawing simple explanatory pictures on the board, matching them to the word you have written.
Playing the game
- You can show the children what they have to do by miming that you are sleeping, for example. Children have to guess what you are doing (sleeping) and tell the class that we usually sleep in the bedroom (note that various answers might be right).
- Once they have understood what they have to do, children come out and mime an action. The rest of the children have to guess the action and say in which part of the house it takes place.
- Some suggestions in case a particular child doesn’t know what to do are:
– Washing your hands in the bathroom
– Cooking in the kitchen
– Eating in the kitchen or in the living room
– Getting dressed in the bathroom or in the bedroom
– Playing football in the garden
Completing the Mice! Worksheet
- Tell the children to look at the Mice! Worksheet and explain that mice have taken over the whole house.
- They have to count how many mice there are in each room. Next they have to read the sentences and fill in the gaps with the part of the house that is missing, using the number of mice that they previously counted as a clue.
- You can set the colouring of the worksheet for homework.