This is a classic TPR game (Total Physical Response) and gets the students up and participating, as well as learning actively. The teacher (or a student(s)) instructs other students to do certain actions. Ex. Simon says, “Touch your nose”! or Simon says, “jump up and down”. If the caller doesn’t say “Simon says” and […]
This is a fun lesson. Lily is an amazing child and your students will be fascinated. 1. Choose a student and get the student standing at the front of the class. Place a map of the world at the front of the class. 2. Show the video of Lily. When she is asked to find […]
Arts and crafts are great for young learners. Get cooking and using these “real recipes” to create some clay and play dough for language learning. Get the students to challenge each other by moulding something while the others guess what it is! Or, create combination things to practice compound words “dog chair” or a Bat […]
This game is also known as 7 up. Select 4-5 students and give them a flashcard/picture. All other students put their heads down and one thumb up. The other students go around the classroom and gently squeeze one student’s thumb. They return to the front of the class. The student’s whose thumbs were squeezed stand […]
This is a fun way to teach English “physically”. Students spell words on the back of their partner who must guess what they wrote! Also, do the same thing but this time, they write on the palm of their partner (who has their eyes closed). Also try Skywriting. The teacher writes in the sky and […]
Total Physical Response is a very active way to teach English. Young learners really enjoy it. Basically review the content and vocabulary by having the students repeat your sentences and perform an action at the same time. ex. It is raining! (action – hands/fingers moving down). You can also play some pretty cool games with […]
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