Teaching Prepositions of Location

Teaching prepositions of place can be tricky! Students need ample opportunity to practice what they have learned. Use the activity below as a way for students to show you that they understand.

1. Pair students, or work with your student. Choose one person to draw and one to describe.

2. Hand out pictures of different objects that students will know the words of (house, child, apple, etc). You can find these pictures from magazines, computer clip art, or you can draw them in a simple form.

3. As one partner reads a preposition, the other partner draws something to show the use of the preposition. For example, if you say “under”, the student draws a mouse under a house.

4. After several rounds (using the same picture), review the students’ drawings.