Lesson : Tongue: The Power of Words


This lesson considers the importance of words, as illustrated by a West Indian legend: how words can be used to create goodness and happiness, but can also be used to be spiteful and to spread lies. The lesson also explores the five senses. 

Cross-curricular links: literacy, science

Learning Activities:

  • Discussing the five senses, and how they help us to explore our world
  • Discussing how other creatures use their senses differently; examples given include fish and insects
  • Exploring how negative comments make us feel
  • Converting “put downs” into positive comments 
  • Writing tongue twisters.