Description: The activity is primarily used to review vocabulary that students have already learned.
Alternative Hangman activity
Group of kids speak/yell their target vocabulary while the rest of the class listens to them. The rest of the class must individually pick out who said what.
A story about a Gorilla freeing animals in the zoo.
Writing activity to reinforce the target language being learned by the students. This is best used as a final activity if you have listening, speaking and reading activity prior to this activity.
Players try to escape to the safe areas before they are tagged.
Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points.
I usually use this to practice school subjects and week days
Board game to practice "Change trains at _____" "Get off at ______ station." "Take the _______ line."
A tactical bingo game where bingo is bad. Students practice speaking as well as listening.
This game gets them to associate letters with word sounds by having students generate English words in various categories that start with specific letters.
Students take turns in teams to spell out a word the instructor calls out by crossing out a letter on their team
Students answer questions or get folded.
This is a quick and easy vocab review 'game' for 1st grade past tense verbs. Ideal for a quick review before doing a writing exercise.
Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.
Martin Luther King Jr Crossword
Students race to rebuild their rockets by correctly answering the AET's questions.
A fun and challenging listening-based bingo game.
'Haetataki' means 'fly-swatter' in Japanese. This is a competitive game that forces students to listen carefully while practicing both telling time and numbers in general.
This activity is just like the Japanese Shiritori game where students fill-in-the-blanks with English words they know until they reach the finish point.
1st year Junior High Activity aimed at the New Crown 1 textbook.
This is a number version of the game "Spot it" (also known as "Dobble")
Students (in 2-person teams) take their chances to discover their opponents’ hidden spots while they’re using the appropriate target language of the day.
Students blindly bet money they can spell words correctly.
Teams receive points based upon their ability to answer questions on a 5-by-5 grid.
Students practice spelling by playing the game "Shiritori" and trying to find a word that can complete a cycle.
Students try to race across the Vocab Bridge to the opponent’s side. This game is also known as "Snake Line" or "Janken Line".
Students walk around playing Janken and asking for target vocabulary cards.
2 part worksheet for p28-29 of New Horizon 2.
A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."
"T & T" stands for Tsunami and Typhoon, and it is a great review activity for any level students. The rules are easy and the game is as fun as the teachers and students make it.
Students write words in their notebooks hoping to score a bingo.
This is a vocabulary battle that can be used with any small set of vocabulary. It is great for younger classes, but can work with any grade.
Students aim to think of many words associated with a topic.
Students draw cards from a Mystery Box and practice saying the target word and example sentence.
A handy guide to show students why some sports use "play" and others don't. (No more "I play run"!)
A mingler activity to practice days of the week and school subjects
This uses a 5 x 5 game to practice days and subjects
This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.
Practice days of the week with a write and race activity.
A quick activity useful for practicing simple questions and answers. I usually use it for 'What's this?'