Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Where's the lost butterfly?

If you've been following my blog, you'll certainly recognize this house. (Or another very simmilar to this one)
Today, as my students had already learnt some vocabulary, I decided to create a story about a buterfly who was always getting lost.
I took a magnetic butterfly to class and asked the kids to close their eyes. While they did that, I would put the butterfly either in the bedroom or in the toilet or on the roof of the house.
Each time I would ask :"Where's the lost butterfly?" The students would quickly point and say: "toilet", "kitchen". Then I would help them say the whole sentence: "The lost butterfly is in the kitchen."
This activity had a magical effect on my kids specially the girls who were almost "in love" with the butterfly.
You can do the same activity using a different animal or a member of a family like a father or a mother...