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ESL Game Spelling Knockout

ESL game Spelling Knockout is a spelling competition that is a great way to practice spelling in class with your students. Spelling is often overlooked by ESL teachers but it plays an important role in developing reading skills for students. Not only this, but it also aids in helping cement the connection shared between sounds and letters.

Spelling can be particularly difficult for students whose first language may be more phonetical than English is. Because of this, spelling activities can play a vital role in language proficiency.

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ESL Halloween Game: What's In The Box

ESL Halloween Game: What’s In The Box

ESL Halloween Game: What’s In The Box is a classic Halloween game that can be used to engage young learners on the theme of Halloween. Watch the video to see how to prepare this activity and below the video, you will find some suggestions of what you can put inside the box.


Some ideas of what you can include in the box:

Brains: Cooked Spaghetti (after cooking drain it, pour it in a bowl then refrigerate it so it will stick together), Boiled cauliflower head, cold oatmeal

Dead Hand: Rubber glove filled with flour

Dead Skin: Banana peel, smashed up boiled egg whites

Ears (witches, werewolf): Dried apricots

Eyeballs: Peeled grapes, olives

Fingers: Microwaved hotdogs cut in half, small whole pickles, thin carrots

Fingernails: Almonds, sunflower seed shells, pumpkin seeds

Guts: Canned spinach

Heart: Peeled can tomato

Nose: mushrooms

Skeleton Pieces: Cleaned chicken bones

Teeth (dead man’s, witches): unpopped popcorn, uncooked elbow macaroni

Witch Hair: Corn husks, steel wool

Worms: Cooked spaghetti with a little oil

Spiders: Pipe cleaners twisted together in the shape of a spider

More Halloween Activities
Check out our other Halloween activities for young learners, teens and adults!

Trick or Treat – is a fun activity for young learners where they draw cards and get treats or tricks!

Halloween Guess Who – in this activity, young learners act like monsters helping them consolidate new monster vocabulary.

Zombie Apocalypse – is a fun speaking activity for teens where they discuss how they would survive the zombie apocalypse.

Halloween Family Fortunes – Ideal for teens and adults and even young learners to practice Halloween vocabulary.

Halloween Idioms – Ideal for teens and adults.

Halloween True or False Quiz – This activity is perfect for teens and adults (lower-intermediate +)

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ESL Halloween Game Guess who

ESL Halloween game guess who is a fun Halloween activity to get students writing and speaking about different Halloween monsters and goblins. Watch the video below for details on how to use this activity in class. As always enjoy and have fun!


More Halloween Activities
Check out our other Halloween activities for young leaners, teens and adults!

Trick or Treat – is a fun activity for young learners where they draw cards and get treats or tricks!

Zombie Apocalypse – is a fun speaking activity for teens where they discuss how they would survive the zombie apocalypse.

Halloween Family Fortunes – Ideal for teens and adults and even young learners to practice Halloween vocabulary.

Halloween Idioms – Ideal for teens and adults.

Halloween True or False Quiz – This activity is perfect for teens and adults (lower-intermediate +)

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ESL Games: Alphabetti Spaghetti

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 GAMES FOR KINDERGARTEN: COLOURS AND FRUIT

ESL Game Colours and FruitThis is a great game for kindergarten. This game is easy, but you have to make sure that the young learners are familiar with the vocabulary you want to practice and check with them or else they will feel discouraged and find it difficult to play.

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials required: Two sets of flashcards (Example: colors and different fruit)

Skills practiced: vocabulary, memorization

Level: Kindergarten

Method

1. Categorize the fruit flashcards according to their colors. (EXAMPLE: Yellow group could be Banana, lemon.  Orange group could be orange, mango, Red Group could apple, strawberry, tomatoes, peach and so on)

2. Show them each fruit flashcard and ask them to tell you the color.

3. After the entire vocabulary items are placed in their groups, then ask them again with more emphasis on the color, EXAMPLE: What do we have in the Red group? Then start showing them the flashcards from the Red category. When they say “a strawberry” you will say “a RED strawberry” stressing the colour RED.

4. Repeat the process for all color groups of fruit.

5. When they are familiarized with the fruits and their colors, you will say the fruit and they will say the color.

EXAMPLE: when you say apple, they will say red, when you say banana, they will say yellow and so on.

6. Next, you will have to say the color and they will mention all the fruits in that category.

7. Reward the kids for their great performance; this will stimulate their motivation to learn more.

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