The Magic Crayons:
To Play: Make sure the kids know all the family words and can say "'I'm daddy" etc.
Using the family cards; daddy, mummy, brother, sister, baby, grandma, grandpa, make seven lines, you can assign which students are which family members. The whole class should be split (fairly evenly) into a row of daddys, mummys, brothers etc. Have the 7 lines spaced as far away as the room limits. Countdown, 3, 2, 1 go and have students make one 'family' i.e. one daddy, one mummy, one brother etc. hold hands then sit down. The first 'family' (one group of seven kids) to sit down is the winner. Encourage the kids to say "I'm baby" when you ask them. Due to the odd number you may have to fudge some groups or use yourself and the Japanese teacher to make up the numbers. Generally there are 30 kids in classes so that would make 4 families, just try to make sure that the kids don't simply go straight to their friends; model that only one of each line (i.e. each family member) is needed.
2. Where's My Baby? (aka hide the cards)
The Magic Crayons:
Review cards. Count how many there are. Get kids to line up and lead them out of the classroom into the corridor outside and sit them down. Explain that they have to be quiet and they have to count to 10. Whilst they do this, creep back into the classroom and hide the cards (but in very obvious places) so that the kids can see part of them. Then walk back outside and lead the kids in again, making a big show of the fact you have lost your baby. Look around the room and encourage the kids to find the cards. When all have been found, elicit them all then count them up and check you have the right amount. Rinse and repeat yeah.
Resources from The Magic Crayons
(Daddy, Mummy, Brother, Sister, Baby, Grandpa, Grandma, Family - Happy, Sad, Angry, Hot, Cold, Sleepy, Thirsty, Hungry, Tired)
Review the FCs (Family and Feelings) Divide the class into two lines with some space in between them. Place all the FC's on the floor between the 2 teams. Team 1 is the "Inquisitor team" and asks all the questions. The first student in team 1 must ask the first student in Team 2 to identify a card using the formula: "[Name], what's this?" and pointing to the card If the student answers correctly, their team scores a point. If not, the "Inquisitor team" scores a point. The second student in team 1 then asks the second student in team 2 the next question, using the same formula, and so on. Switch teams as the game continues, so each team gets the opportunity to be the "Inquisitor team"