A big show awaited the Penguins, Turtles and Elephants at the gym: the company “Blue Mango Theatre” was going to perform a play for them! In fact, children from first and second grade had watched it before and they had already told them how much they had enjoyed it.
It was the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” and actually, this was not a big surprise for the children, since we had been preparing the session well in advance.
We first introduced the characters and the main vocabulary through different games (Snap, Bingo, mimics…), then we watched a video from the British Council website, we learnt the songs that appeared in the play and made a shaker with a bottle and some beans.
Finally, we put some beans in a jar on top of some wet cotton wool pads and we are now following the full process of growing a beanstalk.
So, when they watched the show it was not difficult for them to understand everything and they all had a great time dancing with their shakers and laughing with such a funny actor.
We are looking forward to seeing another play next year again!