Vocabulary: Ball, drum, teddy bear, train
Materials: Flashcards of ball, drum, teddy bear, train
English Adventure Unit: My First English Adventure 1Unit 6
Other Units from English Adventure: My First English Adventure Starter Unit 3; English Adventure Starter A Unit 6; English Adventure Starter B Unit 3.
The children sit in a big circle. Go round the circle, numbering the children from 1 to 4: "1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2." etc.
Say "Number 1" and the number 1 children put up their hands. Say "Number 2" and the number 2 children put up their hands. Do the same with numbers 3 and 4.
Place the four toy flashcards face up on the floor in front of the children, two metres apart from each other.
Say "Number 3. Go to the train." The Number 3 children run to the train flashcard. Wait until all the number 3s have found the correct flashcard and then encourage the other children to give them a round of applause. The number 3 children then return to their places in the circle.
Continue in the same way with the other numbers and toys.
Note: This activity can be adapted using differing numbers or colours, and different flashcards and vocabulary items to play the same game.