The Homer Simpson activity

Posted by Alvaro under: Resources

We’ve been filming different videos lately in Granada and Barcelona, two of the most beautiful Spanish cities. While we work on the activities that will come with those videos, we’d like to present another original strategy that you can easily implement in your foreign language class. The goal of the Homer Simpson activity is to improve the listening comprehension of low-beginner students, and also to review basic vocabulary related to body parts, colors and clothing, in an original and fun way. The activity is extremely easy: the students will try to draw and color the following instructions, which the teacher will read:

1) Tiene la cabeza grande
2) Tiene los ojos grandes
3) Tiene la nariz pequeña
4) Tiene la boca grande
5) Tiene las orejas pequeñas
6) Es calvo, pero tiene poco pelo
7) Es gordo y mediano
8) Tiene una camiseta blanca y pantalones azules
9) Lleva zapatos marrones
10) Tiene los brazos, la cara y las manos amarillos.

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Sandra said on Tue, October 28, 2008

I used this activity with my students today. It was a sucess. They loved it, specially after they realized who this big head guy was.

Julie said on Sat, November 15, 2008

Great idea!  I love your site!

Maritza grundy said on Fri, January 02, 2009

Quizas si anadimos la palabra larga a “TIENE LA CABEZA GRANDE “,osea si decimos:
“Tiene la cabeza grande Y LARGA”,“larga” es un adjetivo femenino que tambien ayuda a describir, y el dibujo tendra mas similutud al personaje de Homer Simpson

Lara Galian said on Thu, January 27, 2011

This activity is sure to become a classic! Thanks for sharing it.

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