Meg's Eggs Board Games - Counting cauldron
Fun, language rich and incorporating multiple skills, your ESL young learners practise vocabulary, counting and create their own spells!
♦ A super interactive way to practise food and animals vocabulary and numbers.
♦ Cater to all ages and abilities with a choice of different board games and procedures.
♦ Low prep. Print and go!
♦ Easy to follow tips and suggestions that give you loads of ideas for different ways to play.
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What will my ESL young learners learn?
Apart from the food and animal vocabulary, you might want to incorporate additional phrases and structures.
- Food: cabbage, bacon, eggs, water plants
- Animals: lizard, frog
While not essential to play the game, you may want to help your learners acquire and/or use the following vocabulary and structures:
- Dinosaurs diplodocus, stegosaurus, tyrranosaurus
Additional phrases and structures
- Have/ have got: e.g. I’ve got 2 cabbages.
- Can for requests: e.g. Can I have some eggs, please?
- How many..? How many have you got? How many frogs are there?
- There is / There are: e.g. There are 9 eggs in my cauldron.
Story spell language
Lizards and newts; three loud hoots; green frogs’ legs; three big eggs!
Bacon and eggs; jump over their legs; those three big lumps will be three little bumps!
It’s my turn. It’s your turn. Whose turn is it? Roll the dice. I got a (5). Move forward (2). Go back (1).
Where’s the…? What is it? What’s this? What’s that? Can you find the…? I can see a… Collect the… Go to the…
Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome.
Colours, scissors, cut, glue, paper, card.
What do teachers say about the resources?
Frequently asked questions
Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!
All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.
Yes! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!
The provided activity suggestions for pre, during and after the craft give you all the steps you need to create a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners. Add in a vocabulary game or two and a storytelling and you’re good to go. You’ll find songs and links to storytelling videos on the Meg’s Eggs Story resource page.
You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)
Once you’ve had a chance to use your materials, don’t forget to come back to leave a review. As a thank you, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any other resource : )