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
Small Talk

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

GO FISH

Great flexible card game

ABC Dominoes

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

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.

Liar Liar

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

Can I use your Battleship?

Can I use your battleship? Let students practice many "Can I use your..." sentences and have fun playing the classic Battleship game.

Which is taller? Comparatives quiz

A quiz using comparatives. Warm up activity.

Can I play Janken?

Students try to get bingo by asking for favors/permission using `Can you/Can I...` questions.

Can you job hunt?

A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?"

Honeycomb Bees

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

Gestures and Janken Sign Game

A short sign game that works as a warm up when practicing present progressive questions.

Animals Doing Stuff

This is a write and race group activity. The students will see images of animals doing things then race to write sentences about those actions.

As Good as it Gets Point Get Game

This is a short activity for practicing the 'As ~ As' grammar point.

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.

Once Around Board Game

Practice third year grammar point 'we want you to do something' with an exciting board game.

Follow the instructions

This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English.

Totally Awesome Quiz Game

This is a general use quiz game for various group quizes. It is a variation on the typhoon game.

Review - A winner never quits

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