Kids and teachers equally love the animal song and it has become a favorite for many. The children have fun as they imitate the different sounds of the animals in the song.
The eight animals found in this song are: cow, duck, pig, dog, cat, sheep, horse and rooster.
Here are some ideas I use with my students:
1. After children are familiar with the names of the animals we form a circle and I have smaller flash cards with the animals face down. ( I have at lease three cards of each animal) Each student gets a chance to turn over a card and name the animal in Spanish of course :-)
2. I call this game the seek and find game. I hide several animal cards in the classroom. Students are to go in groups of 2 or three to find one or two animals. They come back and say the animal or animals they found. Again I encourage my students to say the names of these animals in Spanish.
3. Without showing the students the animals you can ask the following question in Spanish: "¿que sonido hace la vaca? (what sound does the cow makes?) In my experience, kids answer correctly to all or most of the questions because they already know the animals name well in Spanish.
4. The song is great to use in preschool programs. Kids can wear a mask of the animal they represent while singing when it is their turn.
The ideas and creativity are endless. Just be creative.
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