Aim of the activity
This activity helps develop listening skills and combine them with actions, i.e.
Preparation for the activity
Download YouTube video – the first LINK provides you with words in the above-mentioned languages, the second shows search results in You Tube and LINKS TO THE VIDEO IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
Watch the video, identify the instructions and moves, then dance and sing along.
You could also try to watch the video in a different language and do as suggested
Chi Chi Wah Spanish
Tsjoe Tsjoe Wa Nederlands
Significant benefit of the activity
Listening and singing to a video and dancing is fun, makes the language input more interesting and broadens language awareness.
Source of the activity
Multilingual Families Project
“Chi Chi Wah”, lyrics (in English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch) and video,
“Chi Chi Wah Song” in different languages – see search results,
This activity was inspired by: A holiday experience. The children danced to a Dutch
version they had a lot of fun with this language.