- Write the names of the activities on pieces of card (big enough for the children to see held up in front of the class).
- Mime the actions corresponding to the activities (see Language focus above) or draw simple diagrams of the activities on the board, holding up the word card and getting the children to repeat the name of the activities as you go.
- Ask a child to come out to the front of the class and whisper to him/her an activity (whisper the activity in English, but repeat it in the child’s L1 if he/she does not understand). Show the child the word card as well.
- Ask the child to act out that activity in front of the class. The children call out the activity as soon as they have guessed it.
- For extra reinforcement, you can then model a sentence using the child’s name, eg Pablo is fishing, by writing it on the board and getting the class to repeat the sentence.
- Choose another child to act out the next activity, repeating this until you have gone through all of the activities at least twice (or until the class have understood the meaning of each of the activities).
Completing the Summer Camp Worksheet
- Hand out Summer Camp 1 Worksheet and get the children to look at the illustration.
- Ask the children simple questions about the worksheet, eg What is Alberto doing? Accept simple answers such as fishing, but to make it more complicated you could get the children to answer using complete sentences, eg Alberto is fishing.
- Hand out Summer Camp 2 Worksheet. Ask the children the questions on the worksheet orally first (either mixed up or in order, depending on the ability of the group) and then get them to focus on the questions written on the worksheet, encouraging them to answer the questions independently.
Children can colour the worksheets and make up simple sentences about the children doing the activities, eg Alberto is fishing.