Language of the Month – Italian

Dear Parents,

As you may know, at Avenue we organise Language of the Month activities that teachers undertake with their classes. As we are not in school at the moment, we thought you may like some ideas to help keep this interest going . Our Language of the Month for April is Italian. Below are some links and ideas that you could use to help your children learn some new Italian vocabulary and  a few facts about Italy too!  Enjoy!

Colours and Numbers 

The link above teaches the colours in Italian. You could ask your child to draw the unicorn or a different magical creature and  then ask them to name the colours in Italian. 

This video helps children to learn numbers from 1 – 10. When confident in saying them, they could draw or paint them onto a poster,  then teach them to someone else.

History and Architecture 

The leaning Tower of Pisa is a famous landmark in Italy. Children can research where it is, who built it and why it leans ! They could then try to make a model of it !

https://kids.kiddle.co/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts for Kids – Kiddle The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a building in Pisa, Italy. It is a bell tower. It is famous because it is not vertical. The tower was once leaning more and more to the ground, but recently much restoration work has been done to stop it from falling over completely. kids.kiddle.co

Cooking 

With parents permission, children  could create a new pasta dish, pizza topping or simple Italian salad and share their  ideas with someone else . I’ve tried the recipe below and it’s delicious !

Simple Italian Starter 

  • 3 plum tomatoes sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil and 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place sliced tomatoes on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped herbs and drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Easy Italian cooking can’t get much better than this.

 They can also learn a useful phrase …….. 

Ho fame (oh fah-meh)-I’m hungry.😊

I hope you all enjoy the activity suggestions ! Buon divertimento !

Mrs Maddock