Animal Roundup is a simple energiser that can be used with small or large groups. This can also be used as an icebreaker and works well with teens and adults. Students think of their favourite animal. The group then need to organise themselves from smallest to largest animal by only making gestures or the noise of their animal. After they have finished, have group members go around and say the animal they were supposed to be to see if it was accurate.
Activity time: 10 minutes +
Level: teens and adults
Tell students to silently think of their favorite animal.
Then tell the students that without talking, they need to arrange themselves from largest to smallest animals.
Students can only make gestures and the noise of their animal.
After they have finished, have them go around and say the animal they were supposed to be to see if it was accurate.
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.