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Action Puppets: get a plush toy or any other toy to show the actions.
Teacher: Hop ! Have all the students hop as the toy and repeat the action.
Park Board Game: you can create your own board game using the pieces provided and a colored file folder. The players will move game pieces in the spaces naming the verbs. Give them simple rules to follow. Students can play in small groups or with the teacher.
Teacher: run. Jump.
Students: run. Jump ( perform the actions)
Teacher: run. Jump. Walk.
Students: run. Jump. Walk. ( perform the actions)
Playground Verb Bingo Game: Print 2 copies of the verb cards .Glue one set of the cards onto a colored file folder. Make copies of either the blank format where the children will draw 4 of their favorite actions in the playground or the spelling Bingo where children will write 6 verbs. Call out Bingo with the other set of cards.
On the board: have a student come to the front. Have him/her walk.
Teacher: he is walking.
Write walk + ing on the board. Explain that the ING is for actions that are occurring as the same time as we speak. Practice with more verbs
Books: give children access to lots of books. I always include a book in each blog post because I know how hard it is to find the adequate reader and how expensive they are abroad.
Read the story aloud to the class. Point to the pictures, words, letters, sentences and periods in each page. Have the book easily accessible so the children can grab it to read at any time. Parents can help at home, give them access to the stories you use if they are online or have them borrow from you.
This is a version for younger children.
Teacher: Hop three times.
Run until five. One, two, three, four, five.
Walk steps. One, two.
Teacher: Number 1.
Teacher: runStudents: Number 4.
Match Cards: use them as memory cards or as matching picture card to a word card activity.
Have students mime all the actions.
Students: (Mime ) Jump ! Jump !
Have a student come to the front.
Teacher: Can you hop? Show me, please.
Student: (hops) I can hop. Point to himself.
Class: He can hop. (Points to the boy.)
Use the HE /SHE pointer
Flashcard s help children learn key vocabulary. Pronounce each word as you demonstrate and interact with the flashcard. The flashcards can be used as word wall, hang them using a clothespin.
Have children find the words in the flashcard as they read the story book.
Activity 1: Teacher: What is he doing ?
Students: He is running.
Repeat with all the other flashcards.
Also, have students find a similar action in their student book and point to it.
Activity 2: Place all the flashcards on the floor .Have students throw the bean bag to the verb and mime the action.
Teacher: The girl is walking.
Teacher: What can she do ?
Students: She can walk.
Activity 4: place the actions flashcards on the board ledge. Point to each one and ask the class if they can do it and have them perform the action.
Teacher: Can you run ?
Student: Yes, I can. (Students run.)
Activity 5: place all the flashcards on the board. Name an action and have a student come to the front, point to it and name the action.
Activity 6: place the flashcards on the floor. Have enough bottle caps in a box.
Teacher: He is riding a bike. Put one bottle cap on the flashcard.
She is walking. Put two bottle caps.
Graphing and pocket charts: use the printables for both. The children can use a card with their name to place below their favorite playground object.
Sentence Association game: This game is always a favorite even with adults. It as simple as matching a sentence with a picture.
Anchor charts: use them for children to refer to. An anchor chart too far away from their sight is not useful. Children can create an anchor chart small enough to keep near at their group table and check it when needed. I did this one with a file folder.It is a resource for children to remember new vocabulary words. Place a border around the anchor chart if displaying in class to give focus to the chart.
Write on cards: place clear contact paper or place the sheet into transparent paper sheets protector. Students can write with white board markers and then erase it.
Create your park scene .
Teacher: This is a park. Look !Point to all the park items. Students read the colors assigned to each park item.