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.
  • Mario Phonics Review B and V Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme.
  • Drawing Dash You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?
  • 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
  • Country Matching Card Game and Quiz This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • 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.
  • 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."
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.

Keyword Game

Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points.

Twisted Pictionary

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

World Weird Festivals

This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.

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..."

Mario Phonics Review B and V

Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme.

Pronunciation Tree L and R

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

Country Matching Card Game and Quiz

This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.

May I give you a bomb?

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

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.

Doink

In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.

Small Talk

A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students

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."

ABC and abc Window Game

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

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.

Shaped Animals

Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.

Drawing Dash

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