Return to The EFL Playhouse Fingerplays and Action Rhymes
Here are Grandma's glasses, (Make little circles with fingers over eyes to resemble glasses.)
Here is Grandma's hat, (Circle head and pretend to be tying ribbon underneath chin.)
This is the way she folds
Her hands and puts them in her lap. (Fold hands sweetly on lap.)
Here are Grandpa's glasses (Make circles bigger than grandma's.)
Here is Grandpa's hat (Make a big hat overhead with hands and arms.)
This is the way he folds
His arms and sits like that (Fold arms across chest, lean back in chair and cross one knee over other.)
Teach words "grandmother," "grandfather," and "grandparents." Review the words "mother," "father," "brother," and "sister."
- Ask each student to bring a picture of one or more grandparents to class. Ask students to sit in circle. Collect all pictures and spread them out in table or carpet. Choose one student to begin describing his or her grandparent in English. (i.e. "My grandfather is short. He has black hair. He is sitting in a card," etc.) As soon as another student believes he or she can identify the grandparent's picture, he or she raises his or her hand. The first student to identify the picture correctly describes the next picture.
- Create a family tree for each student, listing grandparents, parents, student, and siblings. If possible, ask students to bring pictures of each of these people for inclusion on family tree.
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