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Year 1 Question Activity

Discussion in 'Primary' started by amielouw, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. amielouw

    amielouw New commenter


    In English this week we are looking at different types of questions. My activity tomorrow involves the children pretending to be aliens and having to ask questions about the weird household objects that each table will have. I'm really struggling to come up with ideas for objects where the majority of the children will not know it's main use, does anyone have any great ideas?

  2. asnac

    asnac Lead commenter

    You could separate parts from their context. E.g. the spindle from a breadmaker, cover from an ironing board, plunger from a cafetiere. A pin cushion with no pins in it.

    Maybe you have some weird (non-sharp) tools in a tool box that would fit the bill?

    Modern children may not recognise items like clothes brushes or fuses.
  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    Some great ideas from asnac. I can only think of one thing: a thimble.
  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Colanders are always good as are sieves.
    Look around your house and just find things children don't generally use, they don't have to actually be unusual in themselves.
  5. bananatree84

    bananatree84 Occasional commenter

    Garlic press?

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