Warm-ups

Top 10 Elementary Warm-ups
  • 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,
  • Teacher Can You~? Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.
  • Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals
  • Hot Potato Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Liar Liar Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.
  • Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.
  • Simple Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.
  • Karuta: Alternative Different ways of playing karuta games
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Are you From DokoDoko?

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

Comparative and Superlative Review Quiz

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

Teacher Can You~?

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

Phonics Worksheets and Presentations

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

Drawing Dash

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

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

ABC Dominoes

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

Pronunciation Tree - B and V

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

Pronunciation Tree L and R

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

ABC and abc Window Game

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

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.

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.

Liar Liar

Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.

Honeycomb Bees

Students compete against each other to name the flashcards and try to link their bees together.

What time do you get up?

A matching game where students walk around the classroom and find the person with the matching card.

Get it

Students listen for their card to be called and rush to collect toys.

Review - A winner never quits

A quick and simple warm up/ review activity for New Crown, page 8 (A winner never quits)

Flashcard Police

An engaging strategy for practicing tedious memorization. As an alternative to the “read-and-repeat”, it works best with younger students but can be altered for older students.