Author Archive for: Chris Jensen
Similar to Animal Sounds, but in this case the children imitate the animal with their whole body, not just the voice.
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If you are interested in the environment, you may well have already heard about The Story of Stuff.
What many don’t know is that there is also a great teaching resource that goes along with it called “Buy, Use, Toss”, a really useful eBook that was made in collaboration with Facing the Future.
The eBook is a free download (you just need to register a free account) and has many classes worth of material that would make great programmes for a class module or extended learning for your school’s green group.
Here’s a game that I’ve had great fun with youngsters – animal sounds. It takes a bit of explaining and is very noisy but everyone is sure to have a good time.
It gets a bit messy with the pre-schoolers, but they still have fun and it’s a good challenge for them.
For younger kids, it’s helpful to go through animal noises first, so pick the animals your going to use, and ask the children
“What sound does an elephant make?”
Once they’re secure in their sounds, tell them they have to close their eyes, and explain the rules.
I’m going to whisper an animal in your ear.
Once everyone has an animal, you have to make that sound, keeping your eyes closed, and find the other animal that makes that sound.
Once you’ve found them, hold hands with them, and open your eyes.
There’ll be a huge noise when they all start, but they’ll all finish smiling!