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.
Just a Minute Tic Tac Toe is a simple no-prep game that can be used as a warmer or cooler in class.
1. Draw a Tic Tac Toe grid on the board and in each space write a topic that you think some of your students will be interested in.
2. Play the game with two teams, to claim their X or O, a team member must attempt to talk about the topic in the chosen square for 60 seconds. This can be changed depending on the students level. They must avoid pausing or repetition.