Games for younger learners involving body vocabulary
Games for younger learners involving body vocabulary Games for younger learners involving body vocabulary Games for younger learners involving body vocabulary

Games for younger learners involving body vocabulary

Body in language

During the visit of Romanian and Italian students we made games involving vocabulary related to the body for younger learners. Students were split into 10 groups and each team was responsible for making one game and testing it on pupils. There was a lot of fun, However, no one of the older students wants to become a teacher after this experience!

1. Cross the river

Making flashcards with body parts, each card represents a stepping stone. A pupil has to tell a name of the body part which is drawn on the stone. If he can’t, he is not able to cross the river where a crocodile is awaiting him.

2. A fish tank

Building a fish tank, making fishing rods with a magnet and 30 tags with paper clips on them which bear names of body parts, colours, and animals.

3. Bottle caps.

Making a route on a piece of cardboard, a pocket of questions, preparing a set of bottle caps which can be moved by snapping fingers only when a pupil answers the question.

4. Draw a monster

Making 3 dices - one with names of colours, one with numbers and one with body parts, what they throw – they must draw.

5. How are you feeling?

Making a column of faces expressing emotions on a board, next to them making a column of adjectives , fixing pieces of string next to the faces and making some slots next to the words, pupils will pull the strings to let them match the adjectives.

6. A Body-umbrella

Making a round board and dividing it into 6 equal zones with body parts in each of these parts. Preparing wooden clips tagged with verbs. Children should match a clip and fix the verb to the appropriate body part.

7. Puzzle

Writing the lyrics of Knees and toes on a coardboard. Then, making puzzles of randomly cut pieces.

8. Build your favourite character

Making a game board and a set of tasks – draw a left hand, draw a nose, draw a right leg… . They throw a dice, draw their bodies and the person who finishes his/her body as the first is the winner. Some of the tasks can be distractors – jump on one leg, say hello to your teacher or something like that.

9. Memo cards

Making a set of memo cards, 10 pairs of parts of the body and their labels.

10, Twister

Cutting off 16 figures: circles, triangles and squares, each of different colour. Fixing them to the floor with blue tack or sticking tape. Making a spinner with instructions.

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