Games for Children
Everybody knows how difficult it is to make lesson of English interesting for children in the primary school. Pupils will like the lesson and will do English with enthusiasm if the material is interesting and bright for them. And the content of the lesson will interest children if the material is corresponding to their age and interests as well.
VARIANTS OF GAMES
I. Lexical Games
1. What is missing?
Materials: a number of thematic cards or toys (their number depends on the age of the pupils).
2. Mouse Game
Materials: a blackboard
With the help of instructions (mouse up, mouse down, mouse left, mouse right) teacher makes the players follow the mouse.
Materials: thick paper and pencils to make domino cards of a suitable size (their number depends on the age and level of the pupils)
4. Find the words.
Materials: printed forms with selected words (the number of the words depends on the age and level of the pupils)
The aim of these games is to help pupils differentiate the sounds of English and Russian words.
II. Phonetic Games
1. Funny Sounds
How to play: the teacher explains to the pupils: �In the English alphabet, there are a lot of little funny sounds. Sound [ei] is a very funny sound, it likes to play. Its favourite game is hide-and-seek. Let�s play with it now. The sound [ei] will hide and you will seek it. When you hear it � clap your hands (jump, sit down, etc.)�.
2. English Teacher
How to play: the teacher tells the pupils �The English teacher is going to learn Russian. It is very difficult for him. Let�s help him. Now listen attentively. When you hear the Russian word � clap your hands.�
3. Find the house.
The aim of the game is to help the pupils to learn the letters and the sounds they have.
How to play: teacher explains that every letter has its house, and asks the pupils to help the sounds. The children must draw the roads from each sound to a certain house.
III. Grammar Games
The aim of these games is to revise some grammar rules, to help children to realize and memorize the material. It is a kind of the situation for using some rules in speaking or writing.
Plural form of the nouns:
You can also practice degrees of comparison of the adjectives, tenses, modal verbs and etc.
2. Where is it?
How to play: you should show several toys (or objects) to the players and then position the toys on the chair, under it, near it, in the bag (the number of the toys depends on the level of the pupils). Ask the pupils to close their eyes and then change the toys and their positions. Ask the players to open their eyes and notice the differences: �The cat was under the chair. Now the dog is under the chair. Put the cat under the chair.�
3. What are you doing?
Materials: a blackboard
IV. Activities for Relaxation
All the children sit on the floor. They sit with their legs and knees close to their chest. They put their arms around the legs. They tighten their muscles of their bodies, even the muscles in their faces.
2. Class Discipline
All of the class sit on the floor. One child acts as the leader and begins to make a low sound. And other children begin to make this sound softhy and then the sound gets louder and louder. Then the teacher begins to stand up, and when the all of the class are on their feet they begin to jump, to shout. The class can choose a word or a phrase for shouting.
The teacher should say the words expressing different emotions and feelings. The children should mime these words. (happy, angry, sad, excited, tired)
6. A Funny Letter
You can write a funny letter and show it to the children for fun. Then you can role-play.
I am sorry you are in hospital. And I am sorry you ate Little Red Riding Hood and then lost her.
By Tatyana Skrynnik,
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