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 only, "Touch your nose" and if a student does that…
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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 plane" Enjoy these delicious "real recipes"!
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 up and guess who did it by stating the vocabulary on the flashcard "Did a "bear" squeeze me?". …
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