ESL Game: Picture Story Dominoes

ESL Game_ Picture Story Dominoes
15 May, 2018

ESL Game: Picture Story Dominoes

Picture Story Dominoes is a fun activity for young learners, teens and adults. In this game, students are given a number of pictures. The students take turns putting down the pictures next to one already on the table. The students must continue the story from the last picture domino. If they can continue the story they can leave their picture piece on the table.  If the student is unable to continue the story with their piece they must take the piece back.

Aim: To practice speaking, story creation. Could be used to practice tenses etc

Level: Young Learners 7 + , teen and adults (A1+)

Materials: Print the picture dominoes below or create your own based on what students are studying.

Method
  1. Print and cut up the domino picture cards for your students.
  2. Next, from the cards choose one card that will be the start of the story. Then. give each student 3 – 5 pictures cards.  
  3. The first student then must choose one of their cards to continue the story.
  4. The next student places one of their pictures and has to continue the story. If they are not able to, they must keep their picture.
  5. Continue until one student no longer has any pictures or when only one student has pictures left.  
More ESL Story Activities
Discover more story activities for kids, teens and adults.

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3 Picture Story – This activity is great for teens and adults. Students create a story based on just 3 pictures.

Writing Prompt Generator – This tool is a great way to develop quick story ideas for young learners and teens. This interactive tool will always help students create funny topics to write about.

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DavidM

David has been teaching ESL for a number of years across Asia and Europe. He currently lives and works in Seville, Spain where he has been teaching for the past three years. He is currently studying an MA in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education in TESOL.

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