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.
  • Mario Phonics Review B and V Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme.
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • 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
  • Country Matching Card Game and Quiz This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.
  • 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.
  • Shaped Animals Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.
  • Doink In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Simon Says

A game in which students perform actions according to the teacher's commands, but only if the command is followed by the phrase, "Simon says."

What is this? What is that? Guess the Sound

Play random sounds and have students in groups guess what they are.

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.

Spot the Number

This is a number version of the game "Spot it" (also known as "Dobble")

Criss Cross

Students race to answer questions in hopes of sitting down before their friends.

Halloween Karuta

some cute Halloween-themed cards to use in class along with a complimentary vocabulary list of the cards.

Listening Bingo

A fun and challenging listening-based bingo game.

Jump

The ALT says a number and the students must jump that many times.

Birthday Present Memory Game

"What do you want for your birthday?" Memory Game

Dondake Money

Students blindly bet money they can spell words correctly.

CROSSWORD Past Participle

This is a good 3rd Grade JHS warm up activity without the pressure of learning the grammar target of 3rd Grade Lesson 1 English lesson.

Janken, Change, Retire

Students work in pairs to answer two questions in order for their pair to retire from the game.

Cross Out Spelling Relay

Students take turns in teams to spell out a word the instructor calls out by crossing out a letter on their team

Band Guess

Students try to guess the name of the band from pictograms.

Winter Break Bingo

Students ask each other if they did different activities over Winter Break. If the answer is "yes," they sign their names under the activity. The first student to have a Bingo wins.

Goodnight Gorilla

A story about a Gorilla freeing animals in the zoo.

English Phrases

Students study basic useful English phrases. It works best for first year students, but it is recommended for second and third year students as well if they don't already know the phrases.

Yo Yes

A story about two people becoming friends.

Daytona

Students race to see how fast they can introduce themselves to each other.

Body Discovery

A row race where students attempt to fill in as many body parts on a stick figure, within five minutes, as possible.