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.
  • Drawing Dash You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Hot Potato Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.
  • 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.
  • STORY TIME Two powerpoint stories for very young classes
  • Quick Draw Students race to be the first person to 'shoot' their opponent's card in order to steal it.
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Pronunciation tree S and TH

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.

Pronunciation tree B and V

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.

Country Matching Card Game and Quiz

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

Pyramid Game

Students have to think of English words, phrases and sentences in order to help other students understand the mystery word.

Behind My Back

With their back to the class, students try to guess who is speaking.

Quick Draw

Students race to be the first person to 'shoot' their opponent's card in order to steal it.

Scrabble Time Bomb

A timer is started and students race to write words on the chalkboard and not to be the student holding the chalk when the timer sounds.

Alphabet Madness

An activity to motivate students to write the alphabet faster.

English Tongue Twisters!

This is a worksheet I made for my JHS 2nd years to have fun with English tongue twisters while still focusing on important sounds.

Bye Bye Spelling

Students memorize words written on the chalkboard and write them as you randomly erase them.

Phonics Fun

Students listen to the ALT pronounce words from the worksheet and choose the corresponding words in an 'amida' or 'ghost leg' activity.

Famous Canadians and My Memories

A short quiz introducing the past tense of the be verb and also the when connection. A follow up writing activity.

STORY TIME

Two powerpoint stories for very young classes

Guess The Number

Students have to try to guess a number from within a set range. The less guesses, the more the points.

Time or Length Word Race

This is a word race game that has students trying to write long words in order to win the race.

Imagine If

Students imagine their JTE as a sport, a car, an actor any number of unusual and interesting things. Then, they guess which best describes the JTE.

2 ABC card dash activities

Two ways to practice the alphabet with small cards.

Land Of The Blind

Students work in pair teams; one blindfolded while the other issues commands to move around the room and avoid getting caught by the Oni (Devil) team.

True Or False

Students listen and decide whether various sentences are true.

Bomber Man

Students answer questions to force their classmates to sit down or stand up.