Thursday, 20 November 2014

"Rudolph and your nose so bright" guessing game

Just found these Rudolph pictures on the internet! 
Brilliant for a simple warm up game in a December language learning lesson.
The objective of the lesson will be to ask and answer questions based on colour of Rudolph's nose!

  1. Just print out a class set and cut out each Rudolph so that you have enough cards - one per child.
  2. Make yourself three large versions of any of the Rudolphs for yourself and make them into finger puppets. 
  3. Ask the children to greet the first Rudolph you show them and to ask him how he is feeling.Respond as if you are Rudolph. ask the children the colour of Rudolph's nose
  4. Can the children guess the colour of the nose of the other two finger puppets you have made?
  5. Now set up a simple game for the children ,based on "Knock, knock , who is there?"In French we are going to say:

                                                           Qui est là?
           Rudolphe avec le nez ……..?
    Le nez .......

(The child who is guessing the other partner's Rudolph and the colour of the nose says the phrases in red.The child with the Rudolph being guessed says the phrases in blue)

In Spanish we are going to say :

¿Quién es?
Rudolph con la nariz ……
La nariz……


Adding extra challenge?
Have you noticed that the Rudolphs on the sheet at the top are also wearing ties? 
Well now this will work brilliantly in French as we can look at the adjective spelling change for some of the colours and the way we therefore pronounce them , when we use a "le " noun or a "la " noun.
Now we can add a DfE POS objective based on understanding basic grammar too and use this activity across all our language learners from KS1 and beginners to moving on learners with differentiated challenge !

And in Spanish? Well we can use la nariz with adjectives that agree and change the tie to a soft neck scarf and use the masculine noun el  pañuelo

Finally in German! We will need to tweak the verse abit for younger learners but can add a differing degrees of challenge with adjectival endings for more advanced learners....

Wer bist du?  
Rudolph und meine Nase ist .....
Ja/ nein

To be more challenging add the preposition"mit" and practise the positioning of the adjective before the noun with the correct adjectival ending
( Rudolph  mit der ...........Nase) 
Or to add even more challenge introduce the changes in the definite article too by using die Nase and also das Halstuch ( e. mit der .....Nase/ mit dem........Halstuch) 

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