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Make a Face!

Target Language: Parts of the Face
Target Grade: All
You can find this song on vol. 6, the Teacher's Set
And in the new curriculum Level.

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Try out the characters above, or if you want individual parts have a look at: nose, ears, mouth, eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, hair, tongue


Face parts are always popular with the kids, and around New Year there's a "make a face" game called "fukuwarai" that is very popular in Japan. So with the help of this song the kids should be able to do it all in English!

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"Make a Face"
by Richard Graham

Make a face.
Make a face.
Make a face.
Make a face.

Put on the nose.
Put on the nose.
Put on the ears.
Put on the ears.
Put on the mouth.
Put on the mouth.
Put on the eyes.
Put on the eyes.

Make a face.
Make a face.
Make a face.
Make a face.

Put on the eyebrows.
Put on the eyebrows.
Put on the cheeks.
Put on the cheeks.
Put on the hair.
Put on the hair.
Put on the tongue!
Put on the tongue!


How to teach ....


This is a song in the new "easy to teach" style, so you simply sing a line and the kids repeat after you. To make sure they remember the words you touch the appropriate part of your face whilst singing. Very simple!

Thanks to the "Heads & Shoulders" song, the kids should already know the words in the first verse. What this song should really help out with are the other words such as "eyebrows" which can sometimes prove a bit tricky.

To spice things up a bit you can also pull a funny face after each line of the chorus, guaranteed to get the kids laughing.

Recommended Games

Once you've done the song a few times, have a look at the "Make a Face" game.


If you don't want to do a big game on the board, I've also recorded a "Draw a face" version. This time the kids will draw their own faces on a piece of paper after doing the song, something like in the "Monster Drawing Game". Or they can draw the face parts in the air in front of them.


Another great suggestion from Emyne, is to put the students in groups of 2 and let them touch the part of the face of their friend when you call out the name!


In the following lessons the "Mr Octopus" song is a great way to review these words, and there are more body parts in the "Doctor, Doctor" song.

Anyway, this song is really easy to teach and is lots of fun, so enjoy!



Be genki,

Richard


Readers' Feedback

This is a good song to mime, especially the "put on" part. The kids reach out and take the imaginary part (nose or tongue) and put it on their own face. Sometimes we practice "take off" the same way. For the board I made faces like the A4 flashcards but omitted the face part (ears, hair, eyebrows). The 7 face parts are on one side of the board and the 7 heads on the other side. I instruct a child to "Put on" - put the blue hair on the yellow face. Continue on until all faces have a face part. You can also play "Who finds it first?" Put the face parts somewhere on the floor. Say the word and two kids run and
find the face part. First one to find the card and slap it on the head gets a point. The fun comes when the kids can mix up all the parts and make their own faces. - Donna


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