Return to The EFL Playhouse Fingerplays and Action Rhymes
Here is the bee hive, (Make fist, with thumb enclosed.)
Where are the bees? (Shrug shoulders.)
Hidden away where nobody sees. (Place other hand over "hive" as if to hide it.)
Watch and you'll see them come out of the hive, (Closely watch "hive".)
One, two, three, four, five. (One finger, beginning with thumb, comes out on each count.)
"Buzz-z-z-z-z-z." (Flutter fingers, and fly away.)
- Teach word "where," comparing to similar word in students' native language(s) whenever possible.
- Review the concept of "where" using familiar vocabulary. For instance, if students know the meanings of "pencil," "desk," "chair," and "board," you may place a pencil on a desk, ask "Where is the pencil?", then respond "It's on the desk." After giving a couple of answers as example, begin asking students to respond.
- Create paper-mache beehive with hollow interior. (Mold paper-mache around punch-ball or balloon to create hollow interior.) Form bees from pipe cleaners. Allow students to take turns placing bees around room, then telling where they placed them. Vary number of bees each student may place. Store bees inside beehive.
- Hide a select object somewhere in the classroom. Ask students, "Where is ________?" The student who guesses correctly may hide the object next time around.
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