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target_English: words, phrases, sentences
big_small: Small Groups
Just like passy the parcel, or pass the bomb really.
Have a lot of flashcards and put them into a bag.
Put the children in a circle. Play the genki songs CD (or nursery rhyme CD or other esl music etc) and get the children to pass around a bag filled with flashcards ( or mini cards ). Have the children sing along to the CD as the bag is passed around.
When you stop the music, the child with the bag has to pick out a random card and then, depending on their age etc, say what is on the card, or make a sentence which includes the name of the picture.
If you have a lot of older children maybe try 2 groups/circles. One group has a bag of flashcards with questions, the other has a bag of flashcards with words so when the music stops, one group picks out a question and asks group 2. Group 2 pick out their flashcard for a reply.
So you could get things like group 1 asking "What's your name?"
Group 2 pull out a picture of a tomato and have to say something like, "My name is tomato".
Or group 1's flashcard says "What do you like to do?", group 2 picks out of the bag a flashcard of an egg and says something like "I like to throw eggs" or "I like to eat eggs "
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