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Language and Communication describes object or picture  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Describes an object or picture he/she can see

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:L1b
TAP skill:Language Expression
TAP level:TAP56
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Guess the object picture

Pack of object picture cards

Variation: use real objects which are hidden in a bag.

The children take it in turns to pick a card.

Don't show the others your card.

Describe what's on the card but don't say what it is.

The other children must guess what is on the card.

Note it is often possible to see through the cards especially if the light is behind the person with the card - give the person with card something to go behind the card to make it difficult to see through it).

At first, children will often say the name of what's on the card.

Ask questions such as 'What do you do with it', 'Where can you find it' to help the child give a clue. This can also help to give the child the idea that they are supposed to be describing the object, not naming it.

Children may describe the object using the colour - sometimes this is useful (for example if it's a banana), but in other cases it is not relevant - for example if the object is a chair saying that it is red is not particularly useful.

Barrier games

Paper, coloured pens, a barrier so that children can't see what each other is doing

Black sheet press have a range of ready made sheets for doing these activities.

At first, you can start by giving the instructions.

What's wrong pictures

What's wrong pictures (e.g. LDA, colorcards)

Pen and paper


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