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A23 - Doing sports

Duration
15 minutes — if it works well with your child, take as long as you want and repeat as often as you wish

Age recommendation
0-6; 6-10

Key words
sports, word recognition, content and language integrated learning*

Languages of the original source
English. But this activity can be used in any language.

Materials needed
equipment you need for playing the children’s favourite sports


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Aim of the activity

The aims of this activity are to learn words and expressions related to sports
and combine the learning with playing.



Preparation for the activity

None – the activities work as an inspiration to everyday activities in the family
languages.



Procedure

Spend time with the children teaching the basic play and rules of their favorite
sports in your family language. When finished playing the sport talk about
likes, funny situations or results.
If necessary, say a second time or new players etc. repeat the rules but this
time the children should explain the game.


Significant benefit of the activity

This activity combines movement, rules in specific languages and visible results,
i.e. instant feedback.



Source of the activity

Idea and inspiration:
Multilingualliving.com. Learning a Second Language with Dad – 10 Minutes