Recipes under the ‘Kindergarten’ Category

This is a great game that is easy to start/finish.  1. Get students in small groups.  2. Select 3 categories. Ex. Food  / Country  /  Verb 3. Select a letter from the alphabet.   Ex. G 4. Students have to write down a word beginning with that letter for each category. First to finish and […]

This is a great idea for the start of the year.  Give each group of students some card board strips of paper. Also some tape.  Students brainstorm the names of all things in the classroom (in English!).  Then, ask them to go tape the names up around the classroom. First come, first server. After, take […]

This idea works well in pairs.  Model in front of the class first.    1. Write numbers or letters on the back of a student/classmate by using your finger. 2. The classmate guesses the number/letter. 3. Make it more advanced. Larger numbers / words.    You can also do a variation of this by doing […]

Use this video to show students how to play the game. It is very simple! Get more flashcards and ideas for more Flashcard games HERE.   [youtube]oVrauLv7P1U[/youtube]

# 96 Running Dictation This activity can be used with any level – just use an appropriate text. It is great for introducing a text that you will study in depth through intensive reading. Or it can also be used to finish off a lesson/unit and review the text again… Basically, you have to do […]

A great way to start a class concentrating on the simple past. I usually engage everyone in a friendly chat, just to get them ready for the start of the lesson, then, when I know they are concentrated on me, I walk out of the classroom. Seconds later (after the chatter has died down a […]

This is a fun way to teach negative commands, wake up the class or simply make them laugh. Write on the board “DON’T TOUCH ME”. Have the class say the phrase with you one or two times to get used to it. Some may already know it. Poke a student GENTLY on the shoulder or […]

This is a fun way to not only to incorporate singing into the lesson, but get the class moving. Find a section of an unfamiliar song that the students have probably never heard. Teach lyrics to the class using a powerpoint or handouts. Either way, lead the class through the song line by line and […]

Extensive Reading: Voice Diary This recipe works best if you combine it with Extensive Reading. It builds confidence and teaches reading, speaking, and listeningEncourage your students to make a voice diary with their cell phones. Its listed under the “Voice Memo” Feature. First you need to provide a high interest story to your students. 1.   […]

PASS THE CHICKEN! The prop is the most important element to this game : ) To begin, all students sit in a circle. Select one person to be IT. That person holds the rubber chicken. The teacher or a “caller” says to the person holding the chicken, “Name five animals. Pass the chicken!” As soon […]


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