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Toolkit: Au Parc
Au Parc: At The Park
When working as a Babylangues instructor, going to the park is a fun way of adding a bit of variety and excitement into the children’s learning. However, it can be quite a daunting prospect, especially if you cannot read the French signs. Therefore, we have put together this language toolkit to help you navigate the park with success!
Game ideas for trips to the park:
- Hide and Seek: A great way to allow the children to let off a bit of steam. Just make sure that you know where all the park exits are, to avoid them disappearing out of a gate that you didn’t know about!
- Scavenger Hunt: Give the children a list of things that you want them to find, whether it be an acorn, or a leaf, or a stick, and ask them to bring them back to you. This is a really good way of teaching specific pieces of vocabulary in a fun context.
- I Spy With My Little Eye: Although your children may not yet be able to spell, you can still have fun playing I Spy with them, if you use clues such as ‘I spy with my little eye something that is green’ or ‘something that is really tall’. The repetition of the phrases will help the children to remember their meaning.
- Practise Counting: You can tell the children to run around the playground 5 times, or swing 10 times, to consolidate their knowledge of English numbers.