Tiny Talk lesson plans with Benny and Sue

Tiny Talk Lesson 1 - Introductions

30 Minute Tiny Talk Lesson Plans
Nen sho, Ages 3-4.
Greet the children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introduce yourself (have the children practice asking `what’s your name`)
Introduce Benny and Sue through puppets. (again have the children practice asking ‘what’s your name?’)
Ask each child their name individually and supply the answer if they aren’t sure.
Introduce colours using flashcards
Game: Get the kids into a circle. Put all of the cards face-down in the middle of the circle. Give one child a ball and have them drop it on any card they like. Turn the card over and have the child (or all the children) say what the card is. Play until everyone has a chance.
Student book: (pages 4&5) Have the children point out Benny and Sue. Encourage them to tell you what colours each of them are wearing
Activity book: (page 6) Instruct the children to circle all of the Benny faces, each a different colour, according to your command. Then colour in the circle.
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 2 - Benny & Sue

Greet the children and take role
Sing a hello song
Review ‘what’s your name’, modelling with Benny and Sue first, and then with each child
Review colours with the flashcards. (present the cards in a different style – i.e. slow reveal)
Game: Have the children line-up at one end of the room. Place the flashcards in a row (colours and Benny/Sue), face-down, at the other end. Call out 3-2-1 Go! And have the children race to pick up a card and then sit back down. Ask each child individually what card they have. Give them lots of praise.
Game: What’s missing? – play with 4-5 cards maximum.
Student book: (pages 4-7) Play snap, by having the children place their hands on their head. Call out a colour, or Benny or Sue and have the children race to touch what you’ve called out first.
Activity Book: (page 7) Circle the Sue faces the same way you did with the Benny faces the previous lesson
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 3 - Miss Dolly

Greet the children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introductions: Practice what’s your name. (at this time you could play a little microphone spin game to make it more fun for the kids)
Flashcards: Introduce Miss Dolly and review Benny and Sue
Game: Line-jump game. Put some sort of line down on the floor and have the children jump back and forth over it. Explain that one side of the line is for Benny and one side is for Sue. (and eventually Miss Dolly) Have the children chant ‘Benny’ or ‘Sue’ depending on which character you’ve called out, and jump to the correct side. After awhile, try to confuse them by shouting ‘benny’, but showing the Sue card. (chances are they won’t get this game on the first try, but if you play it enough, they will start to get it and love it)
Sing the hi, hello song (unit 1 part 1)
Student book: (pages 8&9) Have the children point out Benny, Sue and Miss Dolly. At this time it might be fun to put in some of the stickers (or you might want to save these until all of the children can do one)
Activity book: (page 10) Have the children circle all of the same pictures. (keep in mind they probably won’t understand this activity and will circle the different picture as well. If you have a sample to show them, it helps, but chances are several of the children will make a mistake with this page. Don’t worry about it)
Sticker page and goodbye song
30 Minute Tiny Talk Lesson Plans
Nen sho, Ages 3-4.

These Tiny Talk Lesson Plans require the teacher’s manual, a student book, an activity book, a CD and puppets.

Tiny Talk Lesson 4 - Review Lesson

Greet the children and role
Sing a hello song
Introductions (name)
Review: All cards – (don’t be surprised if even by now some of the children still don’t recognize the characters)
Please give me: Start to practice ‘here you are’, ‘thank-you’, ‘you’re welcome’ by handing the cards out to the student who correctly names them, and then asking for them back when you have no cards left.
Game: Line the cards up along the board, either face-up or face-down. Give the children a ball and either call out a card you want them to hit, or have them throw the ball at a card and then name it.
Student book: (pages 8-11)
Activity book: (page 11) Instructing them using colours, have the children match each pair one step at a time. (at this point I tried to start encouraging them to say ‘finished!’ instead of ‘dekita!’)
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 5 - Girl, Boy, Teacher

Greet the children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introductions (name and introduce ‘how are you? I’m fine thankyou)
Flashcards: Boy, girl, teacher (use Benny, Sue and Miss Dolly, as well as yourself and the children to demonstrate these concepts) (I also often use the please give me practice every lesson or two)
Game: Line-jump game (I generally try to do this game soon after I’ve done it the first time, so that it’s still in the children’s memories and they are more easily able to catch on)
Student book: (pages 14&15)
Activity book: (pages 14&15) If the children are able to do two pages, it would be good to have them circle and colour both the girls and the boys during your activity page time.
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 6 - Book, Crayon, Puppet

Greet children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introductions (name and how are you)
Review: girl, boy, teacher and introduce puppet, crayon and book using flashcards
Put all of the cards face-up in front of the children and individual ask them to touch the card you name.
Game: Hide and Seek. Have the children leave the room (or close their eyes if you don’t feel comfortable with them waiting outside the room) and hide all of the cards. Encourage the children to find ONE card each in order to make it fair for all of the children. Once they find a card, they must quickly sit down and then name it.
Student book: (pages 16&17) Play the hands on your heads snap game.
Activity book: (pages 18&19) If possible, do two pages, but if not possible, just pick whichever one you feel the children would be able to complete more easily.
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 7 - Up, Down, Turn Around, Jump

Greet the children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introductions (name and how are you)
Review: puppet, crayon, book, girl, boy, teacher with flashcards
Game: What’s missing game with above cards
Introduce: Up, down, turn around, jump using actions
Song: Sing the up, down, turn around, jump song on the CD. Do twice if the children seem to enjoy it. Try to encourage them to sing as much as possible.
Student book: (pages 22&23)
Activity book: (page 22)
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 8 - Review Lesson

Greet children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introductions (name, how are you)
Review: up, down, turn around, jump.
Song: Sing the song with the students.
Review: all cards learnt so far. Practice the please give me (here you are, thank-you, you’re welcome)
Game: Play the children’s favorite game so far with all of the cards.
Student book: (pages 24&25)
Activity book: (page 23)
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 9 - Numbers

Greet the children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introductions (name, how are you, introduce how old are you – I’m 3/4)
Flashcards: Introduce numbers 1-5
Game: Place around the room. Call out a number and they have to run and touch that card. OR Game: Place a big pile of soft blocks on one side of the room. Have the children line-up on the other side. Call out a number and they have to run, collect that many blocks and then run back and sit down.
Song: Count to Five Song
Student book: (pages 28-29)
Activity book (page 28)
Sticker page and goodbye song

Tiny Talk Lesson 10 - Food

Greet children and take role
Sing a hello song
Introductions (name, age, how are you)
Sing the up, down, turn around, jump song
Flashcards: Intro cookies, apples, juice, pudding (with flashcards AND realia (easy to buy at convenience store)
Game: Using realia and paper bags, place one item in each bag. Play game where children have to pick a bag and look at what’s inside. When they see the item they must ask for it, (i.e. ‘cookies please? – here you are – thank you – you’re welcome) Play until all children have a chance to practice. (I also made sure to have enough cookies to give them one each at the end of the lesson)
Student book: (pages 30&31)
Activity book (pages 32&33)
Sticker page and goodbye song

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