It can often feel like kids are speaking in another language, so why not let them create their own? This activity builds on kids’ language and communication skills as they work to craft a language. Now the question is, can you understand them?
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Challenge yourselves to speak in your made-up language for ten whole minutes!
About the activity
Help kids decide on the rules of your language, which can be as simple or complex as you like. For example, swap the letter “s” for the letter “e”, make words have the opposite meaning, or try combining languages by saying every third word in a different language. Try creating entirely new words and deciding on their meaning. For example, ‘Hola-who-lu-lu’ could mean, ‘Hello’!
Create five basic phrases and get kids to perfect them, before you come up with more. Don’t forget to give your language a name!