ESL Game: Alphabet Portraits

    ESL Game: Alphabet Portraits

    Alphabet Portraits is a simple game that is great consolidating activity to practice upper and lower case alphabet but is also a great way to build rapport with students in class. In this activity students make pictures of people using only the alphabet to draw them.  


    Aim: Practice writing the alphabet and build relationships in the classroom.

    Materials: One copy of the worksheet below for students.

    Level: Young Learners (Beginners +)

    Time: 10 minutes +

    1. Print out a copy of the handout for each student.
    2. Explain to students that they are going to draw a picture of a person but they must only use the alphabet. Give an example on the board. You could use a ‘O’ as a face and ‘X’ for eyes etc.
    3. Give students up to 5 minutes to complete their pictures.
    4. After, have students show their pictures to the class. Later, hang the pictures on the wall.
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