by Hans Mol
© Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2007
YOUNG LEARNERS / Arts and crafts / Making an animal mask
O FR BE C O DO O M W P W N IA EB LO B SI AD L TE E E D •
Level: Elementary Target age: 8-10 Time needed: 30 minutes Objectives: To make a lion mask Vocabulary: face, eyes, cheeks, noseand head Task nouns: whiskers, paper plate, string, pipe cleaner, glue, scissors, pencils, hole punch and elastic band Verbs: check, put, make, use, cut, glue, draw and punch Materials (for each child): a copy of each worksheet, string, pipe cleaners, scissors, pencils, glue
This worksheet shows an outline of a lion’s head. You can copy this and the children can cut out the shape,if you do not have paper plates. Show the worksheet to the children and say: This is a lion’s head. We are going to cut this out. Speak slowly and use very clear hand movements to illustrate the instruction.
Talk about your lion. What is your lion like? Complete the sentences. Check understanding of the adjectives and their opposites, for instance by miming and writing thewords on the board. Show children pictures from magazines of animals showing some of these characteristics. Hand out the worksheet. Let the children fill in the sentence about their lion and make a drawing of it. Let the children act and show who they are as a lion (show their personality). They must say I am … and I am not … and put expression into the adjectives when they say them. So, say old asan old word, friendly as a friendly word, etc. You can also let them say other things like how old they are, what they like doing etc.
Introduce the language
Tell the children they are going to make a lion mask and that you will give them instructions in English. Tell them that later on they will also describe their lion. • •
Listen to the instructions. Write the wordsin your language. Explain to the children that they are going to listen to instructions in English. Pre-teach the vocabulary, using worksheet 1. The children will not need to know all words actively, but need to recognize them during the task. Let the children write the translation of the words on the worksheet. You can also deal with the words as you go along (see next paragraph). Hand out thematerials to each child. Hold objects up, while you say This is … . Say each instruction line. Speak slowly and use very clear hand movements to illustrate the nouns and verbs, and then let the children guess what it is they need to do. While children are making the mask stimulate and help them, using phrases like Well-done; That’s nice; That looks great; Glue it well; Nice colours; Is this thenose?; This can be the mouth; Put it here.
Follow up The children work in pairs. They make up a story with their lions. Ask them to first mime their story and let other children guess what the lions are doing and saying (reinforcement of present continuous); then let children act their dialogue while speaking.
TEACHER’S NOTES Making an animal mask
by Hans Mol
© MacmillanPublishers Ltd 2007 YOUNG LEARNERS / Arts and crafts / Making an animal mask
AN T O FR BE C O DO O M W P W N IA EB LO B SI AD L TE E E D •
Instructions Check you have everything on your table. Put the plate on your face. Draw two eyes. I will help you. Cut out the eyes. Draw two circles for the cheeks. Cut out a nose and stick it on. Drawthe eyebrows. Make whiskers with pipe cleaners. Glue them on. Glue string around the head. Punch two holes in the mask. Put elastic bands in the holes. Put your mask on!
Hints for the teacher Say: Have you got … a paper plate, string, etc. Show the children how to do this. Draw the eyes on each mask. Help children if they need help. Show them how to do this. Help children if they need help....