Food Talk AboutThis is an oral language activity that can be done with pupils from about first class upwards (unless the teacher reads the topics on the card for the infant classes). On each card, a pupil is asked to name three foods. Initially, the pupil can simply name the required three foods. However, the more you do this activity, the pupil could be required to speak some more about the three foods they have mentioned and the reasons whay they mentioned them. The aim is to develop fluency of thought, speech and delivery.

There are 44 cards in this resource, four per A4 page. They should be printed, cut out and laminated. They should then be put into a box and pupils pick a card at random. The rule is that if they don’t like the first card they select, they may put it back and select a second. However, they must then stick with the second selected card – this makes pupils think twice about putting back a card. This could be a suitable game for Circle Time.

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