Class: Primary 1

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 10

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science and Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Basic Science

Topic: Games

Content: Local games and safety rules.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Mention some local games
  2. Demonstrate local games
  3. Mention safety rules of local games

Instructional Materials:

  1. Visual aids: Use posters, charts, or flashcards displaying images and names of different local games.
  2. Actual game items: Bring in actual game boards, cards, or game pieces for local games like Ayo, Ludo, or Suwe.
  3. Videos: Show videos or online tutorials demonstrating how to play local games.
  4. Safety props: Introduce safety props such as helmets, knee pads, or safety cones to emphasize the importance of safety rules in games.
  5. Role-play: Encourage students to act out different scenarios related to local games and safety rules. They can take turns playing the roles of players and referees, demonstrating how to follow the rules and ensure everyone’s safety.


Content Development: Local games and safety rules

TimeContentTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
5 minutesIntroductionDiscussionGreet the pupils and establish a positive learning environmentAsk pupils if they play games and discuss their favorite gamesExplain that today’s lesson is about local games and safety rulesListen attentivelyShare their favorite games
10 minutesLocal GamesDiscussionIntroduce different local games played in Nigeria (e.g., Ayo, Ludo, Suwe)Show pictures or actual items representing the gamesDiscuss the rules and how the games are playedObserve the pictures or itemsListen and participate in the discussion
15 minutesDemonstration of Local GamesPracticalSelect a local game and demonstrate how it is playedEngage the pupils in playing the gameMonitor and guide the pupils during the activityObserve the demonstrationParticipate in playing the gameFollow instructions
10 minutesSafety RulesDiscussionExplain the importance of safety rules in gamesDiscuss common safety rules for local games (e.g., playing in a safe area, avoiding rough play)Emphasize the need to play responsibly and respect othersListen attentivelyParticipate in the discussion
5 minutesEvaluationOral QuestionsAsk questions about the local games discussedAssess their understanding of safety rulesRespond to the questions
5 minutesNote CopyingWritingProvide a summary of the lesson’s key points on the boardGuide pupils to copy the notes into their notebooksCopy the notes into their notebooks


What are local Games?

Local games are games that are played in Nigeria.

Examples of Local Games:

  1. Ayo
  2. Ludo
  3. Suwe

Safety rules in Local Games:

Safety rules help us play without getting hurt. Some safety rules include playing in a safe area and avoiding rough play. Play responsibly and respect others while playing.

Evaluation Questions:

Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson

  1. What are some local games we discussed in class?
  2. Why is it important to follow safety rules while playing games?

Teacher’s Aide:

  1. Classroom Assistant: Assign a responsible student or a classroom helper to assist you with organizing materials, distributing worksheets, or setting up game boards.
  2. Safety Monitor: Designate a student as the safety monitor for the day. Their role will be to remind classmates about safety rules during game demonstrations and activities.
  3. Game Demonstrator: Enlist the help of a student who is familiar with the local games you plan to teach. They can assist in demonstrating how the games are played, showcasing the rules, and providing additional guidance to their peers.
  4. Peer Tutor: Pair up students with varying levels of understanding or skills in playing local games. The more experienced students can act as peer tutors, supporting their classmates in learning the games and following safety rules. This peer-to-peer interaction fosters collaboration and reinforces learning.
  5. Resource Organizer: Request the help of a student to gather and organize the instructional materials for the lesson. This includes ensuring game pieces, visual aids, and safety props are readily available and in good condition. It instills a sense of responsibility and organization in the student.


Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 25, 2023