What to do:
- You need safety pins or masking tape, file cards with pictures of birds and animals such as ducks, roosters, baby chicks, lions, donkeys, cows, cats, dogs, etc.
- Have a card taped or pinned on you before the children enter the room. When they ask questions, talk about the sound your card makes. Practice it with children.
- Ask who would like a card of his or her own. Pin cards on the children. Talk about the animal and the sound it makes. Imitate each sound with the group.
- Play a game where one of the children makes an animal noise and the child with that animal’s picture card stands up and says, “That’s me, I’m a ________.”