The great thing about teaching children is that there is never a dull moment; they force you to be kind, generous, and patient and to give the best of yourself everyday. They love it when you play, sing and laugh with them. Children make you feel you are an important part of their lives, and you are! If your English teachings have a positive impact on them, they’ll love language learning for the rest of their lives!” (Miranda Legge, Kids English Theatre)
Eline Snel from Holland in her book Sitting Still Like a Frog advises:
Show the flashcards with the G and H words and pictures. Say the words garden, grass, game, grandfather, grandmother, glass, gentleman, gate, gold, goat, gorilla, gift, hotel, hair, holiday, handsome, hundred, hand, horse, house, heart, honey and get the children to repeat .
Divide the class into teams., and see who is the first team to say for example “gorilla” or “heart”. Help them to pronounce correctly.
The teacher gets the class to stand and face them.
They will then give them an order such as “Simon says, touch your toes”.
The students must act out the teachers order correctly. If the students do
the wrong action then they are out of the game.
Variations and extensions: Teacher can give orders depending on the
category or topic that they are teaching. She can speed up the orders they give to make them think faster. She can also get the students to come up and become ‘Simon’.
This game gets the students moving around and is competitive.the class in a large circle. Draw the happy, sad, angry, crying, laughing, surprised, hungry, thirsty faces on the board – or show flash cards. Also do the facial impressions of the emotions
The teacher gives each of the student a sticker or an English through Drama certificate or something of your choice for doing so well in the competitions. Remind them to fill in their colouring sheets by the next lesson or draw or paint any pictures with words beginning with the letters in the lesson.