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Finger Family Puppet


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Finger Family Puppet


Objective(s):

By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

·       sing about members in the family and do actions.

·       make family finger puppets.

·       label the family finger.

Target Language:

Family members (father, mother, brother, sister, baby) greetings (“where are you?” “here i am”, “how do you do?”)

Time needed for preparation:

5 minutes

Time needed in class:

55 minutes

Level:

Level 2
Year 1

Language Focus:

Language Arts
Speaking
Listening

Activity Use:

Practice
Production
Presenetation

Pupil Task:

Individual
Whole Class

Which learning institute:

School

Materials:

Finger puppet template, colour pencil, scissors and tape.

Procedure before class:

1.       Make a copy of finger puppet template for each pupil.
2.       Prepare a set of completed finger puppet as example for pupils. 

 

Procedure in class:

1.       Review the family members (father, mother, brother, sister, baby).
2.       Teacher shows some pictures of family members and pupils identify the members.
3.       Teacher models a family finger song and finger play to silent the class (without the puppet). Pupils sing the family finger song 2-3x times.
4.       Teacher shows example of finger family puppets. 
5.       Teacher explains and demonstrates correct ways of making finger puppets.

  • Label the puppets (i.e. father, mother, brother, sister, baby)
  • Colour them.
  • Cut according its shape.
  • Tape to fit the fingers.

6.       After pupils have finished their puppets, teacher checks pupils’ understanding by asking pupils to show a certain family finger.
(e.g.       “Show me your Father Finger. “
“Show me your Mother Finger.”

7.       Pupils sing their finger family song using their finger puppets.

 

Follow Up:

Pupils can take the puppets home to sing with parents

Teacher helps pupils to keep the puppets to be used with other lessons/ class activities.

Use the puppets for introduction of pupil’s family members. (E.g. “This is my father. My father’s name is…”)

Variations:

Pupils can label the puppets with the name of their family members.

Use the puppets for introduction of family members.

 

Tips:

Year 1 pupils might take longer time to complete their puppets.

Use tape rather than glue. 


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