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Learning activity for parents: Where are the sweets?

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This is a good speaking and listening activity to play within a family. Instead of walking around a room searching for hidden sweets, children search by speaking and listening.

First, sit down with your child and ask them to imagine that you have hidden some sweets somewhere in another room in the house. Explain that the sweets must be found before someone else finds and eats them, so they only have five guesses to find them. They ‘find’ the sweets by guessing with statements such as ‘They are on the shelf’. Alternatively, older children might be able to ask questions such as ‘Are they behind the photo of Grandma?’ Answer only yes or no but help them by saying cold, cool, warm or hot depending on how near their guess is (hot being the nearest). It is up to you if you want to give out real sweets or other prizes when they guess correctly!

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Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

October 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

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