Category: Elementary

Introduce Yourself…

  This is just one of many ways your students can communicately introduce themselves.

Give each student a slip of paper. Ask them to write their name and two things they like (or you can switch this to suit your … Read More ....

Lily knows her Geography!

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 … Read More ....

Snowball Fight!

This is the perfect icebreaker and getting to know you activity! See an already made version HERE.

First, write 3 very simple sentence prompts on the board. For example something like this….

1. I like ………………………..

2. I don’t like … Read More ....

Real Recipes – Play Dough!

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 … Read More ....

Grammar Poems

Grammar poems are ways for students to review lesson content and also express themselves and start really noticing language. Students that notice language really develop into great language learners.

Write the grammar poem outline on the board and do a … Read More ....

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I am a BIG fan of not only teaching English but teaching thinking skills. We have to do both (and always spice with happiness!).

This game really gets students thinking and … Read More ....

Pop-Up Cars

Pop-up-Car-1Children, especially young boys, love cars!

Pop up cars are great for talking about colors and car vocabulary. Get the children coloring their cars and then cut them out, fold and show and tell to the whole class! They will … Read More ....

Heads Down, thumbs up!

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. … Read More ....

Sky Writing / Body Writing

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 … Read More ....

Tux Paint a free computer art/drawing program

I teach computer skills classes to adults who have developmental disabilities. My favorite class to teach is computer art. Tux Paint is a free computer program that you can legally load onto as many computers as you wish. You will … Read More ....