This week we are learning many new words for different types of food. We have noticed that every day we eat many of these foods. We have learned that food can be colourful as well as healthy. We can eat lots of different types of food, but we must make sure our diet is balanced and healthy, with lots of fruits and vegetables. At the MLC we reinforce healthy eating habits and we know that eating fruits and vegetables is more fun if we do it while singing!
This week in the MLC we‘ve started a new unit, and it’s all about food! We are having lots of fun learning about fruit, vegetables and many different types of food. We ‘re also reading stories , playing games and acting out our very own restaurant inside the classroom. Here are the lyrics and the link to one action song about bananas that we have been enjoying this week. Ask your kids to sing it with you!
Bananas unite (hands together above your head- say it loudly)
Peel Bananas, peel peel bananas (move one hand down at a time, like peeling a banana)
Chop Bananas, chop chop bananas (hands in front, as if you were chopping bananas)
Mash Bananas, mash mash bananas (hands in front, as if you were mashing bananas)
Mix bananas, mix mix bananas ( hands in front as if you are mixing bananas)
Eat Bananas, eat eat bananas (in a very quiet voice, pretend to eat bananas and then PAUSE for complete silence).
Go bananas, Go go bananas (REALLY LOUDLY, go bananas, go crazy!)
One of the activities that kids enjoy most in the MLC is using our SMART boards to play interactive games. There are lots of excellent language-learning websites to choose from. Below is a small selection of online activities which you can do with your kids, which are both educational and fun!
Children can review vocabulary learned in class with these fun games. http://www.digitaldialects.com/English/Fruit.htm , http://www.digitaldialects.com/English/Food_audio.htm ( make sure you choose the audio-only version), and they can even practice shopping at an English supermarket. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-games/trolley-dash
If you visit this cbeebies website, you can see these easy to follow recipes specially designed for cooking with small children. There is even an online cookery game which you can do before making the recipes with your kids. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/i-can-cook/games