(File) Name: skeleton bones
Suitable Age FROM 5 UP.
Skill Focus PRAGMATIC VOCABULARY
Strategy PRONUNCIATION, ENTONATION, COMPREHENSION, ORAL
(It develops…) PRACTICE, LISTENING;
(Using the language
(Students will practice...)
Procedure TEACHER SHOWS PICTURES AND TOYS TO INTRODUCE VOCAB,
STUDENTS SIT IN A CIRCLE, TEACHER MODELS THE GAME PLACING
A BONE BEHIND ONE OF THE STUDENTS WHILE THEY CHANT THE
FOLLOWING RHYME WITH THEIR EYES CLOSED.
“ Mr. Skeleton where’s your bone?
Someone stole it from your home.
Guess who? Maybe you!
Maybe a ghost from Kalamazoo.
Mr. Skeleton find your bone!”
THE STUDENT WHO RECEIVES THE BONE CHASES THE ONE WHO GAVE IT
TO HIM, AS IN THE TRADICIONAL GAME “LUCY LOCKET” (“OVO PODRE”).
Have a cooking class when cookie dough is used to produce
bones and even skeletons.
The teacher may link this Halloween activity to the next subject
which could be body parts.
Contingency Plan USE BOUNCE PLAY DOUGH TO MAKE A BONE. USE IT TO PLAY STOP
WITH YOUR STS.
IF YOU HAVE ROOM:
- EACH ST IS A PART OF THE BODY, STUDENT A STAYS IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE CIRCLE, COUNTS TO THREE AND SCREAMS
THE WORD FOR A PART OF THE BODY. THE ST DESIGNATED
FOR THAT PART (ST B) CATCHES THE BALL AND SCREAMS:
THE ST B THROWS THE BALL AT ONE OF THE OTHERS. IF HE/SHE
MISSES HE/SHE GOES BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE CIRCLE. IF
HE/SHE HITS A ST, THAT ST IS “IT”.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE MUCH ROOM:
ST SIT IN A CIRCLE. ONE ST STARTS PASSING A BONE TO THE NEXT
WHILE THE WHOLE GROUP CHANTS THE SKELETON RHYME, WHEN
THE RHYME FINISHES THE ONE WHO HAS THE BONE HAS TO PLAY A