Activities for DESCRIBING

DESCRIBING

1. Hot seating: (TTF) Ask one child to pick a famous personality or fantasy character of his / her choice. Then have her / him sit in the centre of the circle and ask the other children to ask her / him questions about the personality / character being portrayed like in a press conference . This game can be used for description and questioning functions.

2.20 Questions: Ask one child to pick a famous personality or fantasy character of his / her choice. Then have her / him sit in the centre of the circle, Divide the rest of the class into two teams and ask the children to ask her questions about the personality. But here the Child in the centre can answer only in yes and no’s and hence the questions must be asked accordingly and the fastest team that finds out who the personality is Wins!!

3.Bio Data: Making the children write and then speak their own Bio Data is a great way to teach describing. Every child is extremely interested in writing this and you can help them do it themselves by putting the right words in the repo

4. Your Favourite: Once the repo is well constructed, then asking the kids to describe their favourite till the others guess it.

5. Your friend: Another simple description activity is to make the child describe his friend sitting next to him, or if he was an animal, what would he be and how would he be etc.

6.Make a Story: Ask the children to make a story using X number of words from the repo or 2 words each from every attribute or something similar. This will invariably ensure they are describing something.

7.Show the Children a picture pertaining to your theme. Ask the children to describe the picture in at least 5 complete sentences using stems like the following.

~ I see..

~ I hear…

~ I smell…

~ I taste…

~ I feel…

8. Detective Detective: Show the children a picture and ask them to guess what happened before of or after the event. The kids will enjoy the game simply because its lets their imagination run wild. All you have to do is set them thinking by giving them a really weird explanation from your side.

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Comments

  1. Rocky says

    Great idea of building a repository of activities… will really help the new volunteers as a ready reference. ;)

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