Dingbat pancakes

Dingbat pancakes ! (Say what you can see)
A game for all stages of language learners

  • Give each child a piece of A4 paper and ask them to fold the paper into four and to draw four circles on the paper.
  • Each circle should be shaded on one side a different colour by the children
  • They need to cut out their four circles.
  • The children now need to turn the circles over so the white empty side is facing them.
  • They must think of a flavour association with the colour (e.g red - tomato/ pink- strawberry yellos- banana... etc)
  • In pencil on the white blank side they need to draw a symbol (a Dingbat) to represent the flavour
  • On the coloured side they need to write the flavour in the target language.
  • Can other children guess and say the flavour accurately in the target language by looking at other children's "Dingbat pancake symbols"? 
  • Can children ask for each pancake politely using a full  sentence target language request?
  • Once the have guessed they can flip the pancake to the coloured side and see if they are correct.