Play a memory game with Pingu’s English flashcards
Flashcards can be a great tool to help children improve their visual recall and understanding. With a short attention span, flashcards can also make it easier for you to keep your child interested. Flashcards are also a great way to present and practice vocabulary, and for memory activities. We hope you enjoy this activity at home with your child just like these children in the video below
Memory Game with Pingu’s English flashcards
This activity involves making up a story with your Pingu’s English Student’s Flashcards. If you don’t have any to hand, then you can make your own flashcards. This example is taken from the Level 1 set of flashcards:
‘Pingu is running.’
‘He meets Robbie.’
‘They play and make shadows on the wall.’
‘Pingu makes 2 fish.’
‘Robbie makes an octopus.’
‘They have a lot of fun.’
Depending on the level of your child’s English language ability you can make the story as long or as short as needed, by adding or removing the cards.
After telling the story, put the cards face up on the table so that you can both see the position of the cards. Then ask your child to place the cards face down on the table, reminding them to remember the position. Now take turns asking questions about the story such as ‘Why was Pingu running?’ If your child can find the correct ‘Robbie’ card do remember to give them praise. Be sure to take part in the game too! Your child can ask you questions about the story in your first language if needed. If your child can remember any of the vocabulary or can attempt to ask any questions about the the story do give them a sticker as a reward.
Do feel free to download this activity here. And remember to contact your local Pingu’s English school or kindergarten for other ways to use our resources at home.