Games 3

Games for the Classroom

Speaking & Listening Skills 3

Art Gallery:

This is a great activity for reviewing vocab. Draw enough squares on the board for each S to be able to draw in. Have the Ss write their names above their squares. T calls out a word and the Ss draw it (could be simple nouns e.g. “dog, bookcase, train”, verb structures e.g.”draw a man running, eating cake, sleeping”) or adjectives (“draw a big elephant, an angry lion,an expensive diamond ring”). For each S give a score for his/her picture, and then move on tothe next picture. The S with the highest score at the end is the winner.

Backs to the Board Game:

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This one is good for higher level kids. Make two teams and stand one S from each team in front of the board, facing away from it. Write a word or draw a picture on the board (e.g. “hamburger”) and the Ss have to explain that word to their team member (e.g.you can buy it in McDonalds, it’s got cheese and ketchup in it). The first S out of the two standing in front of the board to guess the word wins a point for his/her team.

Badminton:

Good for reviewing target vocabulary (words or communicative expressions). Set a”court” into the classroom by placing a skip-rope tied up to two chairs. Make two small teams (the other Ss can be the crowd and or challengers). Give each S a flyswatter (“Racket”). Inflate a balloon (this will be the ball). Remember: the younger the Ss, the bigger the balloon must be(slower). Decides who serves and for every point one team scores, have the opposite team cal-lout the flashcard or picture card by the T shown. Lots of fun! (NOTE: For very active Ss becareful since they might hit the others’ faces when playing). (submitted by Salvador Domingo)

Basketball:

Ss take a shot at the trashcan/box/etc. First ask a question to S1. If s/he answers correctly then s/he can have a shot at the basket. If the S gets the ball in the basket then s/he wins 2 points. If the S hits the basket without going inside then s/he wins 1 point. The person who gets the most points is the winner. This can also be played in teams.

Bingo:

Can be played with numbers, letters, pictures or even words. The winner is the first to-either get a line or or full house.

 

Charades:

Have a S come to the front of the class and whisper a word or show a FC to that S.The S the acts out that word and the first S to guess can be the next player. This works very well with action verbs.

Variation:

divide the class up into teams – the first S to guess wins a point for his/her team.

Draw and Roll:

Split class into 2 teams. T says Draw a ______ and Ss should draw that vocabulary word. If the drawing is correct then the student rolls a dice for points. This game can be played 2 ways: The fastest person to draw the picture rolls the dice. Or the other way is too allow any student to roll the dice as long as the picture is recognizable and correct. I made my dice out of a box from the 100 Yen store. (Submitted by Tania Bibbo

CLASSROOM GAMES

Action Race:

This is a fun game using actions. Use actions like jump, hop, clap, run etc. Have the Ss split into two teams and sit in lines with a chair by each team and one chair at the other end of the room. One S from each team stands next to their chair and T calls an action, e.g.”Jump”. Ss must jump to the chair on the other side of the room and back, sitting down in their chair Ss say “I can jump”. First one to do it gets their team a point. (Submitted by GarethThomas).

Airplane competition:

First, have your Ss make some paper airplanes. Stand the Ss in a line and let them test fly their planes. For the competition, assign different classroom objects points(e.g. table 5 points, door 10 points, trashcan 20 points). Ask a S a question and if s/he answers correctly then s/he can throw and try to hit one of the target objects to win points. This works well as a team game.

Art Gallery:

This is a great activity for reviewing vocab. Draw enough squares on the board for each S to be able to draw in. Have the Ss write their names above their squares. T calls out a word and the Ss draw it (could be simple nouns e.g. “dog, bookcase, train”, verb structures e.g.”draw a man running, eating cake, sleeping”) or adjectives (“draw a big elephant, an angry lion,an expensive diamond ring”). For each S give a score for his/her picture, and then move on tothe next picture. The S with the highest score at the end is the winner.

Backs to the Board Game:

This one is good for higher level kids. Make two teams and stand one S from each team in front of the board, facing away from it. Write a word or draw a picture on the board (e.g. “hamburger”) and the Ss have to explain that word to their team member (e.g.you can buy it in McDonalds, it’s got cheese and ketchup in it). The first S out of the two standing in front of the board to guess the word wins a point for his/her team.

Badminton:

Good for reviewing target vocabulary (words or communicative expressions). Set a”court” into the classroom by placing a skip-rope tied up to two chairs. Make two small teams (the other Ss can be the crowd and or challengers). Give each S a flyswatter (“Racket”). Inflate a balloon (this will be the ball). Remember: the younger the Ss, the bigger the balloon must be(slower). Decides who serves and for every point one team scores, have the opposite team call out the flashcard or picture card by the T shown. Lots of fun! (NOTE: For very active Ss becareful since they might hit the others’ faces when playing). (submitted by Salvador Domingo)

Basketball:

Ss take a shot at the trashcan/box/etc. First ask a question to S1. If s/he answerscorrectly then s/he can have a shot at the basket. If the S gets the ball in the basket then s/hewins 2 points. If the S hits the basket without going inside then s/he wins 1 point. The personwho gets the most points is the winner. This can also be played in teams.

 

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