The EFL Playhouse: A Resource for ESL/EFL Teachers of Young Learners

Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Objective: Students follow oral directions to make peanut butter sandwiches
Group Size: any
Prep Time: > 5 minutes
Activity Time: 15-20 minutes
Interest Level: ages 4 to 12
Ability Level: upper beginning

Materials Needed: Bread, peanut butter, jam, spoon, knife and plate for each group of students.

Directions: Divide students into groups of two to four, and supply each group with all the materials needed to make peanut butter sandwiches. Teach the names of all the materials to be used, along with the actions "place," "spread," "cut," and "eat." Give the following directions orally, and instruct students to follow in order.

Once students have finished cleaning up, see how many of the steps they can remember. Write them on the chart paper, adding in any missing steps. Then, cut the chart apart and let students try to put steps back into the proper order.

Raffi's Peanut Butter Sandwich Made with Jam, available on Singable Songs for the Very Young, makes a great song to accompany this lesson.

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