How do I teach the “What’s This? What’s That?” song to kids? Here Caitie shares some of her fun activity ideas on how to teach this original guessing game song for kids from Super Simple Songs.
Try some of these ideas in the classroom or at home!
- This song is perfect for introducing and practicing the word this and that. They can often be confusing. This is something close by, and that is something a little further away, and we use those words when referring to something. By singing this song and doing the simple pointing actions, English learners are reinforcing the vocabulary and its meaning.
- This song is also perfect for introducing new vocabulary words. In the song, we have words like dog, cat, ball and bat, but you can change it to introduce any words you like. You can point to flashcards or real life objects and ask your students, “What’s this? This is broccoli!” “What’s that? That is ice cream!”
- In the music video for this song, the characters play a game show! Try making your own game show with flashcards to review vocabulary.