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What shape is it? Let’s sing about colors and shapes!

What shape is it? Let’s sing about colors and shapes! これ何の形?色と形の歌を歌いましょう!   In this week’s video, we can learn about simple shapes like circles and squares, and some more interesting shapes like hearts and diamonds. We’ll also pair them with colors in real sentences!   今週の動画では、丸や四角など基本の形の他に、ハートやダイヤといった面白い形について学びます。形と色と組み合わせて文章を作ります!   Classroom Tip Watch the video and make shapes […]

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Active Games 体を動かすゲーム   Role Play   Using any kind of props, act out the storytime. For example, students pretend to be Kinka and Pinka. Pinka step on Kinka’s book, robot or other toy. Have the conversation: Pinka: I’m sorry.  Kinka: That’s OK.    いろいろなアイテムを用いてストーリータイムを演じます。例えば、生徒がキンカとピンカを演じます。キンカの本やロボット、その他のおもちゃをピンカが踏んづけます。以下の会話を行います。 Pinka: I’m sorry. Kinka: That’s OK.   Run and Find […]

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          Walk like a robot! Let’s sing about toys with Kinka! ロボットみたいに歩こう!キンカと一緒におもちゃの歌を歌いましょう!   In this week’s video, we learn about toys and use sentences with different verbs!   今週の動画でおもちゃの単語を覚えて、色々な動詞を使いましょう!   Classroom Tip Watch, singing and dancing along with Kinka. After, do the gestures for walking robot, reading a book and hugging […]

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  Pass it On   Students sit in a circle and pass around flashcards. Each student says the word as they pass it on. This is also good for Yes/No question dialogues. One student asks the question and the next student answers with their own, real answer before asking the next student.  S1: Do you […]

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  It’s a red apple! Let’s practice simple sentences with fruit! 赤いリンゴ!フルーツで簡単な文を練習しましょう!   In this week’s video, we learn the names of some delicious and colorful fruit. We also practice using “it’s a” and pairing the fruits with their colors!   今週のビデオでは美味しくて色鮮やかなフルーツの名前を覚えましょう!「It’s a」の練習をして、フルーツと色のペアも作ります。   Classroom Tip Before doing this chant, play the It’s a Chant […]

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  Pictionary   Place flashcards face down in a pile in the middle of the room or table. Teacher picks up the top card. Choose 1 student to come up and look at the card. Give them a piece of paper or whiteboard to draw the card.  S1: What is it? S2: It’s a dog. […]

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  It’s a kinkajou! Practice a common phrase with Kinka! キンカジューだ!キンカとよくあるフレーズを練習しましょう!   “It’s a” can be a difficult word combination for young children to master, but it’s very common in English. Get some practice with it and have fun at the same time with this week’s video!   「It’s a」は、小さな子供には難しい単語のコンビネーションですが、英語ではよく使います。今週の動画で楽しみながら練習しましょう!   Classroom Tip The It’s […]

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  Musical Flashcards   Place the same number of flashcards as there are students face down in a circle on the floor. Students stand in a circle around the cards. Choose the “magic” card (e.g., doll). Play a song from the Student Book CD. Stop the music and have each student stand on a flashcard. […]

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  It’s a Circle! Let’s Practice Shape and Toy Words! まるだ!形とおもちゃの単語を練習しましょう!   With this week’s video, children can learn or review vocabulary about shapes and toys, as well as simple sentences using “it’s a”.   今週の動画では形とおもちゃの単語、そして「it’s a」を使った簡単な文を練習しましょう。   Classroom Tip Before doing this chant, play the It’s a Chant video to warm-up. Then, as you […]

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  Try playing these simple variations of well-known card games with flashcards! よく知られているカード遊びのシンプルなバリエーションをフラッシュカードで試してください!     Memory Game     Lay 3-10 flashcards (depending on students’ ability) on floor face up, producing the target language as you lay each one.  T: What is it? S: It’s a (fruit). Students try to remember all the cards on the […]

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