- Write the names of the sports on the board, acting out each one and getting the children to repeat the name as you act it out.
- Ask a child to act out a sport. Get the rest of the class to guess the sport.
- Hand out Sport memory game Worksheet. Read the names of the sports on the worksheet, asking the children to point to the picture of the sport as you read it. When they have found the correct sport ask them to repeat the name of the sport (checking for pronunciation)
- Tell the children to colour the pictures, then cut out both the words and the pictures along the dashed lines. (Optional) The children can stick the words and pictures onto white card before cutting to make the cards more durable.
Playing the game
- Put the children in pairs and get one of the children to place his/her cards face down on the table (for a longer game, children can use both sets of cards).
- Children take turns at turning over two cards, saying the name of the sport (either reading the word or guessing from the picture).
- If a child turns over two matching cards (a picture of a sport and the name of that sport) they keep the cards. The children do this until there are no more cards left.
- The child with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
- Children can ask other questions about the word/picture cards:
Do you like (basketball)? Yes/No.
- Children put the Yes cards in one pile and the No cards in another and compare them.