Toilet Paper Icebreaker
Any LevelThis activity is used as a "getting to know you", icebreaker on the first day of class.1.Teacher takes the toilet paper roll and takes several squares of toilet paper, thenhands the roll of toilet paper to a student. The teacher tells the student to takesome, more than three.2.After everybody in the class has some paper, we count the squares we have, thenwe have to tell that many things about ourselves, in English.This activity works well with substitute teachers also.The toilet paper is such an attention getter.
Submitted by: Linda LeBlanc
Chain Spelling (
Easy to MediumThe teacher gives a word and asks a student to spell it, and then a second student shouldsay a word beginning with the last letter of the word given. The game continues untilsomeone makes a mistake, that is, to pronounce the word incorrectly, misspell it or comeup with a word that has been said already, then he/she is out. The last one remaining inthe game is the winner.This game can be made difficult by limiting the words to a certain category, e.g.. food,tools, or nouns, verbs, etc.
Submitted by: Huang Shufang
EasyDivide the group into two teams. Explain that they are cowboys and they are involved ina duel. One student from each team comes to the front. Get them to pretend to draw their pistols. Say "how do you say..." and a word in their mother tongue. The first child to givethe answer and then "bang bang", pretending to shoot his opponent is the winner. Heremains standing and the other one sits down. I give 1 point for the right answer and 5extra points if they manage to "kill" 4 opponents in a row.