1. "YES" and "NO" game:
1. Tell students that the left side of the classroom corresponds to the
answer "NO" and the left side corresponds to the answer "YES".
2. Ask students to stand up and go to either side of the classroom.
3. Ask students a question that follows this pattern: "Do you like...
apples?" If the answer is positive they will have to run to the "YES" side
and if the answer is negative they will run to the "NO" side.
4. Once each student has chosen one option, you will point at one side and
students will have to say all together a complete answer following this pattern:
"I like apples" or "I don't like apples". Then you will point at the other side.
5. You can play several times.
6. You can use different verbs such as "to be" or " to have" once they have learned the pattern.
Teaching "I like it" and " I don't like it"
I have done this exercise with my four year-old students and they just love it.
1. You will need to prepare these materials:
- Ice-cream sticks, happy faces and sad faces made of paper (one for each
- Flashcards with pictures of food (see example)
2. Students will color the happy face in yellow and the sad face in red.
3. You will build up the craft of each student using some tape to stick the faces to the ice-cream stick. (see example).
4. Students will sit down on the floor with their sticks and they will be ready to
listen to the teacher's instructions.
5. The teacher will pick up a flashcard and will show it to the children saying: "Do you like ________?"
6. Students will answer to the answer raising their craft and showing the happy face if the answer is affirmative and saying " yes, I like it" or they will show the
sad face if the answer is negative, at the same time as they say " no, I don't
7. Repeat several times.