Word Association is a great game to practice vocabulary, introduce a topic, assess what students know or even revise vocabulary from previous classes. This game is great at focusing a class but make sure they can justify their answer (level depending). Enjoy and have fun!
Alphabetti Spaghetti is a simple game to practice the alphabet with students. This game can be adapted to practice numbers or anything that can be put in order. This is a great activity to get students out of their seats and on their feet.
ESL Photographic memory is a simple game to practice vocabulary with students. This game can be played with objects or flashcards and is a great way to recall vocabulary with students in a simple and effective way.
Alphabet race is a great game to practice the alphabet with young learners. This is a great activity to warm up students or cool down at the end of class.
Shout Out is a no prep game that can be used when students are in need of a break to release some energy. Games like this, while loud can be done in a controlled way that will help students focus on the next task. More brain break activities for teen and young learners can be found here.
This activity is very simple. First, the teacher calls out a letter and students have to say or shout (or even whisper!) a word with that letter. The student who says the word first gets a point (or other reward).