Where Have You Been?
Social Studies Activity
Children reinforce their understanding of sense words and build their
communication skills as they tell friends about a place they've been to and a
place they'd like to visit. As children listen to one another, they learn about
WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT TO DO
- Have children sit in small groups or with a partner. Ask them to think of some
place they have been to. Tell them it may be somewhere they went to once on a
special family trip, or someplace they visit often. Encourage them to describe this
place to their friends. Tell children who are listening to ask questions, such as,
What did you do there? What did you see?
- After everyone has had a chance to talk about where they've been, distribute
the "Where Have You Been?" sentence starters.
Read them aloud with the children
Then have children complete the sentences and draw a picture to go with them.
- When children have finished, encourage them to read their sentences and
share their pictures.
- Repeat the process, having children first discuss someplace they would like to
go. Then distribute the "Where Will You Go?" sentence starters.
complete and share them with a partner or group.
- You may want to lead a group discussion and model how to complete the
sentence starters before the children work on their own.
- If you feel that some children may have difficulty writing words to complete
the sentences, encourage them to complete the sentences by drawing pictures.
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