The activity doesn't require any preparation or materials from the teacher. Just remember it and go!
This is a variation of the eraser grabbing keyword game commonly played throughout Japanese schools! Its a simple variation with no prep!
An activity that has students running around to give you the item you ask for while practicing "This is / That is" and "Here you are."
Group of kids speak/yell their target vocabulary while the rest of the class listens to them. The rest of the class must individually pick out who said what.
Students race to see how fast they can introduce themselves to each other.
Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points.
Students work in pairs to answer two questions in order for their pair to retire from the game.
This is a quick and easy vocab review 'game' for 1st grade past tense verbs. Ideal for a quick review before doing a writing exercise.
Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.
A row race where students attempt to fill in as many body parts on a stick figure, within five minutes, as possible.
Students practice numbers 1-10 or 10-100 using Thumb War.
A variation on Telephone to practice writing the alphabet.
Students play an adapted version of the popular drinking game (a point that should NOT be made in class).
Students move to the left or right side of the classroom depending on what they can or cannot do.
Teaches the hours (eg. one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.) and review numbers.
This is a worksheet I made for my JHS 2nd years to have fun with English tongue twisters while still focusing on important sounds.
"What do you want for your birthday?" Memory Game
A game that focuses on heavy repetition of May I and answers. Students work to find the liar amongst the opposing team.
This game is exactly like the 'Red light, green light' game. Students practice asking the time and listening to the ALT count while trying to make it across the room.
After saying their own number, students decide on, and call out the next number.
Students race to answer questions in hopes of sitting down before their friends.
The ALT says a number and the students must jump that many times.
Students ask the ALT questions using 'did' questions: "Did you eat breakfast yesterday?" Points are recieved for 'yes' responses.
Get students predicting and practicing "you have" in this rhythmical one-on-one game.
Students form numbered groups based upon the number they are given.
Students answer questions to force their classmates to sit down or stand up.
Practice feelings with a red light green light styled game
Students work in pair teams; one blindfolded while the other issues commands to move around the room and avoid getting caught by the Oni (Devil) team.
Make public speaking and introductions fun.
Students have to try to guess a number from within a set range. The less guesses, the more the points.
Students race to be the fastest to touch the body part explained by the ALT.
Children play a simplified version of "I Spy" while reviewing colours.
While singing along to the Bingo song, students sing the English vowels and practice giving their self-introductions.
Students race to recall alphabet letters randomly written on the chalkboard.
Students form letters of the alphabet using their bodies.
This is a simple game that practices 'whose' and borrowing the students' pens.
A timer is started and students race to write words on the chalkboard and not to be the student holding the chalk when the timer sounds.
Students work together to put sentences in the right order.
With their back to the class, students try to guess who is speaking.
The ALT and JTE "steal" items from the students' desks and the students must claim them using demonstrative pronouns.
A quiz using comparatives. Warm up activity.