English Communication Activities (PUZZLE) are activities for practicing English in a "real" situation (as opposed to call/response, etc.). The puzzle aspect involves each student having a piece of the "information puzzle"; students share their information to complete the activity. There is also a PowerPoint presentation to further increase motivation for the students. The PPT can be used as a centerpiece for the activity or simply as a tool to review and check answers.
Easter Egg Hunt PUZZLE is an activity in which Easter eggs are hidden around an imaginary room (not the physical classroom; there is a picture of the room on the worksheet). The location of the eggs are revealed on cards given to the students; each card has the location of one egg. Students must ask one another for the location of the other eggs. When the eggs are "found", the students draw them on the picture. The eggs are differentiated by color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. In the room, there is a bed, chair, desk, table, box, and floor; the eggs are in, on, or under these objects.
The lesson begins with an introduction to the necessary grammar and vocabulary for the activity. Students are then given time to complete the activity (see below), and then the answers are reviewed using the PowerPoint file.
This puzzle can be completed in a number of different ways: pairs, small groups, progressively-large groups, or as a whole class. The whole-class activity model can also be used as a review activity, when all of the students should already know the location of all of the eggs, in which case they are just checking for accuracy.
"Easter Egg Hunt" is an English Communication Activity (PUZZLE). The focus of learning is the grammar pattern "Where is the _[color]_ Easter egg?"; the prepositions "in", "on", and "under"; and the vocabulary "bed", "chair", "desk", "table", "box", and "floor".
This product includes a worksheet (the target grammar and vocabulary and a picture of the room), an interactive PowerPoint file with the room and eggs (slide one is for teaching the names of the objects in the room; on slide two, the eggs are revealed when the correct combination of egg and location are selected); a PowerPoint file to demonstrate how to group students; a TXT file with explanations and examples for teaching; and a board layout for beginning the lesson.
The material included in the sample includes the PowerPoint files (the Easter egg slide only includes two eggs; the detail level of pictures has been reduced for a smaller file size), the single-sided worksheet (not the double-sided option), and blank cards.
Keywords: Easter egg hunt, in, on, under, preposition, prepositions, room, bed, chair, desk, table, box, floor, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
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