Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Adjective Cards - Time Filler

When teaching the adjectives, there are so many fun things you can do with your kids. The kids love describing celebrities, other classmates, their parents and family, etc. 

One thing I like to do is the Adjective Cards...when there is only 3 minutes left of class or half my class leaves for a field trip...this is a fun and awesome learning activity. 

Here's how it's done:

Give every kid a flashcard. If you don't have any, tell them to use 1/2 sheet of paper. 

Have them answer these questions on their cards in this exact same order:

1. Chico o Chica (Boy or girl)
2. Pelo (Hair) - Brown, Blonde, Black, etc. (but in spanish) ;) 
3. Alto o bajo (short of tall)
4. Comico o serio (funny or serious)
5. Inteligente o estupido (intelligent or stupid)...the boys usually put "stupid" lol
6. Perozoso o ambicioso (lazy or ambitious)

and interesting thing about yourself (encourage them to make it funny but appropriate)...I have had kids who say "I like to wear one sock and dance in the rain." or "My nick name is wormy" 
The class usually gets a good laugh.

Here's how you play:

1. Have everyone stand up. The teacher stands on top of a chair (if you want) to see everyone.
2. As the teacher reads the card...if it doesn't apply to you...sit down...if so...keep standing.
3. The teacher keeps reading the cards until there is only one person standing. 

My kids LOVE this game. I keep their cards the whole year and if time, we always go to it. 

You can always do more cards for your favorite food, favorite class, favorite time of the day, favorite color, etc. This game is super flexible :)

God Bless
-Brittany B. 

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