These first two are Quiet Time Worksheets for kids to work on individually. You could also keep a few of these on standby in a “Fast Finisher Box”, for any students that finish other work too quickly.
Practising and/or assessing listening skills – teacher says, “Number 1 is caterpillar.” Students circle caterpillar.
If you are lucky enough to have fewer than ten students, here are ten sets of simple Bingo cards. Instructions: (in case this is new to you)
- Laminate and cut cards. Give each student one card, a whiteboard marker/felt-tip pen, and a piece of tissue for erasing.
- Call out words, marking them on a piece of paper as you do, so you don’t forget what you’ve called. This helps you to check the winning student’s card for mistakes in listening.
- Students circle the picture or put a cross next to it. The winner is the first one to mark all five pictures on their card.
- Erase markings and play again!
If you have more than ten (so, the other 99% of us!), give one card to each pair of students, or divide students into groups of 11 and have them play within their group – the 11th student is the “Caller”.
Another alternative is to give students a blank grid and ask them to choose five items from the book to draw onto the grid. Play as usual.