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Activity: Sound Safari

Desired Outcome: I enjoy exploring and playing with the patterns and sounds of language, and can use what I learn.

Curriculum Area: Languages (Scottish Curriculum)

Level: Early Level

Focus: Sounds

Introduction: 1. Begin by discussing with the children the different sounds they hear in their everyday lives, such as animal sounds, nature sounds, or sounds in the environment. 2. Explain that today, they will go on a “Sound Safari” to explore and play with the patterns and sounds of language.

Activity: 1. Divide the children into small groups and provide each group with a set of picture cards representing different objects, animals, or actions (e.g., cat, dog, car, jump, eat, etc.). 2. Instruct the children to take turns picking a card from the set and making the sound associated with the picture. Encourage them to be creative and use their imagination to make the sound as accurately as possible. 3. After making the sound, the child should say the name of the object, animal, or action in a clear and confident voice. 4. The rest of the group should listen carefully to the sound and try to guess what it represents. They can discuss their ideas within the group before giving their answer. 5. Once the group has made their guess, the child who made the sound should reveal the correct answer. 6. Rotate the role of making sounds within each group, allowing every child to have a turn.

Extension Activities: 1. Encourage the children to create their own sound cards by drawing pictures of objects, animals, or actions and writing the corresponding word beneath it. They can then exchange their cards with other groups and play the game again. 2. Play a variation of the game where the children have to make sounds using their own voices without the aid of picture cards. They can take turns mimicking the sounds of different animals, objects, or actions while the rest of the group guesses what they are imitating. 3. Create a sound collage by recording the different sounds made by the children during the activity. Play the collage back to the group and discuss the different sounds they hear. Encourage them to describe the sounds using words like loud, soft, high-pitched, low-pitched, etc.

Conclusion: 1. Gather the children together and reflect on the activity. Ask them how they felt exploring and playing with the patterns and sounds of language. 2. Discuss the importance of listening carefully and using their voices confidently when communicating. 3. Encourage the children to continue exploring and playing with sounds in their everyday lives, such as imitating animal sounds or making up their own sound effects for stories or games.