Animal Families

Animal Families Paraflyer

Dictionary skills to find different animal groups. 

Materials Needed:

  • Pencil and paper for each child playing the game.
  • A dictionary for each child playing the game.

What to do:

  • Write down the following words on a piece of paper
  • Brace, Flock, Kennel, Rather, Gaggle, Knot, Swarm, Drive, Herd.
  • sk the children to use their dictionary to find which animal group it describes.

Hints and Tips:

  • Have a time limit in place. The children have to find the meaning to their words before the timer runs out.
  • Once the children have found the meaning of the words, try to use each new word they had just learnt, throughout the day. By doing this it will give the children a chance to extend on their vocabulary by using new words.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 8 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Finds meanings to new words.
    - Uses a dictionary effectively.
    - Extends on vocabulary.
    - Memorizes and gathers information.
    - Understand most of what is said.
    - Able to read a variety of reading material.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Library Area, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Language Development, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving inquiry experimentation hypothesising researching and investigating

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

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Last modified on Saturday, June 27, 2015
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