21 May 2013
Updated02 Jul2013

Download a new song from ESL KidStuff: Where are my Things?

Where are my Things songWhere are my Things?

Song Theme: Saying prepositions of location and furniture
Target Vocab: on, under, in, behind, next to, in front of, between, pen, shoes, table, desk, drawer, curtains, TV, door, sofa, chair, feet, Where is/are ~, is it / are they ~, it’s / they’re ~
Song Length: 1:11

Our original song using prepositions of location. The song also practices structures “Where is / are ~”, It’s / They’re ~”, “Is it / Are they ~”.

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It’s time to go to school but where are my things?

Verse 1:

Where are my things? Where are my things?
Where are my things? Where can they be?

Where is my pen? Where is my pen?
Is it on the table?
Is it under the desk?
Is it in the drawer?
Where is it?
It’s behind the curtains!

Verse 2:

Where are my things? Where are my things?
Where are my things? Where can they be?

Where are my shoes? Where are my shoes?
Are they next to the TV?
Are they in front of the door?
Are they between the sofa and the chair?
Where are they?
They’re on your feet!


Gestures and activities to use with the “Where are my Things?” song

There are no specific gestures for this song.  The song can be used with our worksheet for listening practice – students listen to the song and draw the answers on the worksheet.


Using the “Where are my Things?” song in class

The song is great for an active listening exercise!

  1. Teach the prepositions vocab. For this you’ll need a box and a small toy animal (I use a koala).  Before class, put the koala inside the box.  In class, site your students down and take out the box.  Rattle the box and have your students rattle the box and try to guess what is inside.  Take out the toy and introduce it to the class.  Also elicit the word “box”.  Sit the toy on the box and ask “Where is it?”.  Elicit/Teach the preposition “on” and then “It’s on the box”.  Do the same for the rest of the prepositions (on, under, in, behind, next to, in front of, between)
  2. Practice the prepositions. Put students in pairs and give each pair a box and toy – or anything which can be used to practice the prepositions (e.g. a pencil and pencil case).  Have each pair ask and answer questions using the prepositions.
  3. Play “Where Is / Where Are”. Take out a pen and elicit the word. Have everyone close their eyes.  Hide the pen somewhere in the classroom (e.g. inside a book).  Tell everyone to open their eyes and ask them “Where is the pen?”.  Have each student guess using the structure “Is it (under) the (chair)?”.  When the pen is finally found take out a pair of shoes (can be a dolls pair).  Elicit / Teach “They’re shoes” and show the contrast between “It’s” and “They’re”. Again, have your students close their eyes as you hide the shoes.  Students try and guess their location by asking questions such as “Are they (behind) the (desk)?”.

    Now put students in pairs and have each pair hide objects and ask where things are using the prepositions and structures.

  4. Play “Where are my Things” song with listening worksheet. Give everyone a worksheet (Worksheet 1 for “Where are my Things?” song).  Elicit the items on the worksheet.  Tell the students to listen to the song and draw the pen and shoes in the correct location on the worksheet.  Play the song twice to give everyone a good chance of getting the answer right.

    If everyone enjoyed the song you can play it again and sing along.  Put the song poster on the board to use as you all sing along.

  5. Do the Prepositions Listening worksheet. Give everyone a worksheet (Worksheet 2 for “Where are my Things?” song). This time the teacher is going to make sentences and the students have to listen and draw the objects in the right places.
  6. Play “Prepositions Pictionary”. For smaller classes you can play this on the board – larger classes can use paper to play in groups. Start by modeling the activity.  Bring a student up to the class.  Say “Draw a cat on a car”.  The student has to draw the picture.  Then get the student who drew the picture to say a new sentence and another student to draw the picture.  Keep playing so that everyone has a chance to draw and say a sentence.
  7. Set Homework: To finish off this section of the lesson, give out any of the worksheets for homework from our Prepositions of Location Worksheets page.

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