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
Bomber Man

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

Categories

Students aim to think of many words associated with a topic.

Chalkboard Bingo

Students write words in their notebooks hoping to score a bingo.

Basic Sign Game

A mingler

Birthday Bingo

A mingler activity

Daily Activities and Time Materials

A collection of material to practice daily activities and time

Basic Janken Race

Simple and adaptable pair activity

Prepositions Materials

A few activities to practice prepositions of place

Weather Race

A speak and race activity. It could also be a writing activity.

You Must Board Game

A fun game to practice You Must

You Must Commands

Short pair activity. Good as a warm up.

Signs Quiz

Practice 'you must' and 'you must not' with a quiz game

Strange Pirates

A mingler version of battle ship

Are you SIGN Game

Simple mingler activity

Get It Wrong To Win

Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win!

You Have

Get students predicting and practicing "you have" in this rhythmical one-on-one game.

Hidden Numbers Challenge

Find the hidden numbers and practice speaking them.

My Town Lesson Plan

Practice 'there is' and 'there are' with three linked activities.

Canadian School Life

Practice 'have to' 'don't have to' and 'must not' with a powerpoint quiz about school life in Canada.

Have to SIGN GAME

A very basic 'me too' mingler.