This is an interpersonal activity, where students assume the role of the overwhelmed mother of the story "The old woman who lived in the shoe" who is asking her kids what they are doing. Students respond with chores or other activities in the present progressive. The 'mother' writes down what each student is doing, and then shares with the class, writing on an image provided in the document.
Finally, students use the tener + que to say what they need to do in the home to avoid parental wrath.
This is a good activity to practice the regular present progressive,as it gives students oral and written practice in 'yo/tu/el/ella' and a little writing with 'ellos'
See preview for a sample and teacher instructions (included in the document as well).
I use this for Realidades 1 6b , but also for Spanish 3 as a fun warm up.
The students really enjoy the family dynamic of the activity, and get into yelling at the children. Lots of fun!