Category Archives: "ESL Kids games"

ESL River is a simple game that can be used to get students out of their chairs and revising vocabulary and listening at the same time. 
 
This game is always enjoyed and is sure to be requested again and again. 
 
Method
 
1. Get students to stand in a line. Make sure they have plenty of space. 
 
2. Pick a category of vocabulary you would like the students to practice. i.e animals. When you say an animal, the students have to jump over “the river”. 

If you say another word from another category and the students jump, the crocodile gets them and they are out. 
 
3. Let the students take control and they call out the words. 

This game can be a great end of class activity. 
25 Sep, 2013

ESL Game River

Can’t see the video? Click here ESL River is a simple game that can be used to get students out of their chairs and revising vocabulary and listening at the same time.    This game is always enjoyed and is sure to be requested again and again.    Method   1. Get students to stand in […]

ESL Word Squares is a great game for young learners, teens and adults. Its a great way to revise vocabulary and a great game for fast finishers or early students.

Activity Time: 10 mins +
Materials required: whiteboard.
Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. 
Level: Young learners, teens and adults. 
Method
1. Draw square on the board with nine boxes. In each box put a letter in each box.

2. Students have to make as many words as they can using the letters in the boxes. They can’t repeat letters.

3. The student with the most words is the winner.

Try in teams or pair, especially with weaker groups.

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15 May, 2013

ESL Word Squares

Can’t see the video? Click here ESL Word Squares is a great game for young learners, teens and adults. Its a great way to revise vocabulary and a great game for fast finishers or early students. Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: whiteboard. Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling.  Level: Young learners, teens and adults.  Method 1. Draw square on the board […]

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“Preposition Practice” is a great simple ESL game to practice prepositions of place with young learners. It’s a fun and interactive way to study prepositions of place that’s sure to be enjoyed by the whole class. 
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Activity Time: 10 mins +
Materials required: flashcards.
Skills practiced: Vocabulary, writing and prepositions of place.
Level: Young learners
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Method
1. Choose a number of flashcards you want your students to revise. Hide them in different locations around the classroom.
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2. Tell your students they need a pencil and paper. Tell them you have hidden X amount of flashcards in the room and they need to find them and write down their location on their piece of paper.
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3. The first student to find all the flashcards and write their location is the winner.
17 Apr, 2013

ESL Prepositions Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atfgHh7xS4Q [spacer_small] Can’t see the video click here. [spacer_small] “Preposition Practice” is a great simple ESL game to practice prepositions of place with young learners. It’s a fun and interactive way to study prepositions of place that’s sure to be enjoyed by the whole class.  [spacer_small] Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: flashcards. Skills practiced: Vocabulary, writing and prepositions of […]