We almost finished our pancake flapbooks from last week! We will send the images to our Spanish penpals who will decide which one is the yummiest. The lucky winners will get lemons!:-)
Tomorrow is Pancake Day so I have thought of some activities we will do in different levels/contexts.
Flip the pancakes!
One pupil flips the pancakes and everybody else will count them in Spanish. When the pancake falls, another pupil will come out and we will just continue counting from the previous number. It is going to be a team competition between boys and girls. We made bean bag pancakes with my little daughter, we always have our PPA time together on a Monday morning:-) We didn't find beans at home but dry pasta works just as well.
Find the pancakes!
I can't play this game in every classroom because I don't have a break before all of my sessions to prepare for it, which is a shame because I know how the pupils like searching for my hidden treasures. I will hide pancakes with numbers written on them and the kids will have to stick them on the whiteboard next to the right number.
Arrange the pancakes!
A race to see who is the quickest to put the pancakes in the right order (increasing or decreasing).
In some of the classes this will be my starter, we will have to create the sentence "Me gusta el limón." I will stick the pancakes on the frying pan with blu tack. Those who pick a word when the music stops will have to come out to the front and make up a living sentence. Then one by one I will send the words to sleep by turning the pupils around and the rest of the class will have to remember the sentence with the gaps until there are no words left at all.
Every pancake will have a number on, the pupils will have to stand at a distance and throw them into the frying pan. We will add the numbers together at the end. I read this idea on http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/pancake-day.
I was browsing on twitter half asleep last night and found this gem, thank you Janet Lloyd for tweeting it:-) We will practise "Me gusta/no me gusta...., pero...." sentences with pancake fillings.
Happy Pancake Day!