Category Archives: "esl games for kids"

ESL Vocabulary Circle
7 Jan, 2018

ESL Warmer: Vocabulary Circle

Vocabulary Circle is a simple warmer activity for the beginning of class. This activity is suitable for most ages and all levels. You can start vocabulary circle by first picking a lexical group such as food, animals, jobs, colours etc, or by choosing a part of speech such as noun, verb, adjective or adverbs. If you […]

“What’s missing” is a fun ESL game to play with young learners. In this game, you can use flashcards with target language to practice vocabulary and pronunciation with your students.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Method 

  1. Place target flashcards on a table with the picture facing up. Students stand around the table so they can see all the flashcards.
  2. Tell the students to close their eyes. When they do, take away one of the flashcards. Then, tell the students to open their eyes.
  3. The first student to spot and say the missing flashcard wins that round.
  4. Continue with the other cards.

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8 Jun, 2017

ESL Game: What’s missing?

“What’s missing” is a fun ESL game to play with young learners. In this game, you can use flashcards with target language to practice vocabulary and pronunciation with your students. Can’t see the video? Click here. Method  Place target flashcards on a table with the picture facing up. Students stand around the table so they […]

ESL Game: Blind Treasure Hunt
20 May, 2017

ESL Game: Blind Treasure Hunt

Blind treasure hunt is a great game to get students interacting in English. Students wear a blindfold and try to guess what the contents on the table are. Award points to students that manage to guess what the objects are. This game is great for young learners who are learning food vocabulary or household objects […]

ESL Chain is a great game that you can add to your class routines. Its a great game to practice and revise vocabulary and its always really enjoyed by children. 
 
Method
 
1. Get a small soft ball and then get students to form a circle. 
 
2. Students pass the ball and count, say the days of the week, say the months of the year or any other sequence they need to revise. 
 
3. Only the child who has the ball can speak. 
19 Jun, 2013

ESL Chain

Can’t see the video? Click here ESL Chain is a great game that you can add to your class routines. Its a great game to practice and revise vocabulary and its always really enjoyed by children.    Method   1. Get a small soft ball and then get students to form a circle.    2. […]