LG Let’s count. 1 – 5 (animals).

Target language : Let’s count? 1-5 cats / dogs / rabbits / birds.

Lesson length : 30 minutes.

Class size : Large Group class.

Materials :

  • A printed set of flashcards of the target language

  • String for making a pond to fish from

  • For a “Fishing Race” : Cut out fish from our “Fishing” game at the link below, and attach paper clips to the mouths of the fish. Tape string to the ends of two sticks, and at the other end of the string attach a magnet. These will be the fishing rods.

Preparation time : 20 – 30 minutes to prepare the games, and flashcards.

Instructions :

1. Start with the “Hello song”, and a number song, such as “1,2,3,4,5,6,7”. A good version of the song can be found at the link below.


Practice before playing the CD.

2. Show the flashcards to the class and repeat the words together.

3. Play a “Fishing Race” game : Having prepared the fish and fishing rods, form a pond at one side of the room by setting your string down in a circle shape. Place your fish inside the pond and explain that children are not allowed to enter the pond to catch the fish. Divide the class into two teams and have the teams stand at the opposite side of the playing area to the pond. Give one rod to a student of each team. On the count of three those two students run to the pond and try to pick up a fish using the magnet of the rod. Once they have successfully caught a fish, they bring it back to their team to score a point, then hand the rod to the next student. Once all students from one team have a fish, they have won that round and a new round can begin. The winning team is the team to win the most rounds.

4. Say or sing goodbye to your students.

Lyrics : Hello, Hello, Hello, How are you?

I’m fine, I’m fine, I hope that you are, too.