Tagged: Kim’s game
Target language: Concrete nouns
Time: 5 minutes
Preparation: Bring objects and a suitable cloth to class
1: Bring a number of real objects to class. These could also be toy versions of the actual object.
2: Lay the objects on a table or surface. Allow students to examine the objects for up to a minute.
3: Cover the objects with a sheet or cloth. Carefully place your hand under the cloth and remove an object so that students cannot see. Remove the cloth and ask students what is missing.
1: Instead of removing an object, you can ask students to work in groups to list the objects that they remember.
2: If bringing objects to class is impractical, you could play a similar game with flashcards.
3: Instead of simply remembering all of the objects, students could be told to try to remember as many details as possible.
Example Vocabulary or Objects:
Toys (e.g. animals, doll’s clothes)
Classroom objects/office supplies
Bathroom objects (e.g. toothbrush/paste, toilet paper)
Items in your bag/pockets
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