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This document has two pages. The first page contains the standards, objectives, instructions, etc. The second sheet is four cards with the script for frogs 1-5 that can be copied, cut, and handed out for optional support.
I learned a version of this activity in an improvisational comedy class as a warm-up. I've modified it for use in the Spanish classroom.
Can you croak like a frog? Can you write that sound?How would you describe the sound a frog makes when it jumps into a pond? Can the class get 10 frogs, all their eyes, and all their legs into the pond?
How to play
Go around the room (or have students form a circle or line) having one student say one line. (s1: “1 rana”; S2:”2 ojos”; S3:”4 piernas” etc). When a mistake is made, like saying the wrong number or line, the next student starts over with “una rana”. Play continues until 10 frogs or as time permits.
1 rana (1 frog)
2 ojos (2 eyes)
4 piernas (4 legs)
pataplum (Kerplop-” Splash” in Spanish can be expressed as “plas” or “chof”. In this activity we use “kerplop” in English to describe the frog jumping into the water. To keep the “P” sound (and just for fun), we will use the sound of an explosion in Spanish, “pataplum”)
en la charca (Into the pond )...
pataplum, pataplum, pataplum, pataplum, pataplum, pataplum, pataplum, pataplum, pataplum, pataplum,
en la charca
This speaking activity can be used in the numbers unit, to introduce onomatopoeia, as a warm up, or as a sponge activity. Add a little movement by having students hop like a frog every time one jumps into the pond (Pataplum).