Warm-ups

Top 10 Elementary Warm-ups
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Teacher Can You~? Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.
  • Who am I? Quiz 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."
  • Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity) 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.
  • Drawing Dash You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?
  • Phonics Worksheets and Presentations This is a collection of phonics worksheets and a few presentations I've used over the last two years.
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z)

A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.

Are you From DokoDoko?

Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.

Twisted Pictionary

Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it.

Uno Like Card Games

A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish

Comparative and Superlative Review Quiz

This is a three choice quiz meant to review comparative and superlative grammar points.

Pronunciation Tree L and R

A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds.

English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

He is a... / She is a... matching game.

A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..."

Hot Potato

Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.

Drawing Dash

You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?

ZOMBIE ATTACK powerpoint Game

This is a colorful powerpoint game along with a sign game and some follow up writing I often use with it.

ABC and abc Window Game

The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter

Pronunciation Tree - B and V

A warm up activity that lets students practice the contrast between difficult sounds.

GO FISH

Great flexible card game

Teacher Can You~?

Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.

May I give you a bomb?

Students practice request sentences by trying to pass off a ticking time bomb.

ABC Dominoes

A simple ABC game where students match upper/lowercase domino letters.

Zoltar the Fortune Teller

This is a simple and mildly amusing way to introduce 'which' questions for a first grade class. It can be edited for a second grade classes studying 'Which do you like better'

Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game

The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals

Phonics Worksheets and Presentations

This is a collection of phonics worksheets and a few presentations I've used over the last two years.