Learning while playing games is the best way to instill knowledge in children. The game allows the child to discover and learn while having fun. If the initiation to English is included in your babysitting mission, why not introduce games to teach English to children? This article will help you in this mission and reveal the great games to teach English to children in an ultra-fun way!
HERE ARE THE 4 BEST ENGLISH GAMES TO HAVE FUN WITH CHILDREN!
1. DRAW THE MONSTER GAME
This activity helps children to assimilate words and associate them with their meaning in an ultra playful way. This game is perfect for learning English while having fun. And above all, in order to enrich learning spelling for grade 4. To do this, provide the children with white sheets, pencils, colors, or markers and then explain the instructions. The object of the game is to draw a monster according to your instructions.
Have the children draw their monsters by part. And at each step, you will have to show the part you are describing in English. For example: ” Draw the face ” showing your face. “Draw 3 eyes” by designating the number 3 with your fingers while indicating the eyes and so on for each part of the body. To go further and according to the children’s knowledge, you can also indicate the colors of these parts and their shapes or sizes.
In addition to learning vocabulary, children will have fun making a monster straight out of their imagination and then proudly show their masterpieces to their parents!
You can create another version of this game in human body mode. So the children will have fun creating characters, and why not give them an identity!
2. THE GAME- TOUCH AND FEEL BOX
To start this game, you have to collect a box and a few items such as pencils, apples, plastic bottles, etc. The child wins each time he recognizes and names the object he is touching. This game was designed with the idea of developing the child’s sense of touch and his ability to identify objects. Let’s see a few tips for this game.
Tip 1: The smaller the child, the more you should try to use objects that are simple and large or that they already know. For example, a four-year-old will certainly recognize his plush easily.
Tip 2: If you want to make the game even more fun at snack time, you can also go on a snack hunt. Just put a few cookies or candles in a box. Bonus: kids can even eat the cookie once they’ve guessed what it is (they’ll definitely recognize them pretty quickly!).
3. THE LISTENING GAME
This spelling bee game is a little more complicated than the previous one since this time; the child will have to remember the objects. How does it work? Start by putting a few items on a table. After showing them to the child, take one (without the child seeing you, of course), then ask him which object is missing.
Important tips for listening to the game:
Tip # 1: Do not forget to adjust the difficulty of the object to your child’s age. You can also name different objects like “Mr.Pen,” and “Miss Bottle” to make them simple to learn.
Tip 2: You can also follow the topic. For example, if you just read Golden Onion and Three Bears together, you can put bowls of different sizes on the table and ask your child what dishes Golden Onion stole from the bear.
4. HOT POTATO Game
If you need to babysit a group of kids, here’s a cool game idea. It is played like this: each participant has a potato in their hand (if you run out of potatoes, you can always use a small ball), and music is playing at the same time. Everyone has to drop their potatoes as soon as the music stops. Whoever still holds it must step out of the circle.
This game resembles another very popular game, the Musical Chair. Simply, when the music stops, everyone sits on a chair. There is always one chair less than the number of participants, and whoever cannot find a chair when the music is stopped must leave the game.
Conclusion: It’s always a good idea to let the kids win a little bit at the start so that they have even more fun playing.On spellquiz.com, you will find a variety of games that will help children enrich their spelling and vocabulary skills.
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