slash / hyphen

-

Or name it “Where is the sticker?” Game.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

First. you’ll need to draw a playing field like this one on the board or a large piece of paper: .Football! This is a game I’ve played with students of different ages and levels with tremendous success.

. When a team scores. If Team A were to keep answering incorrectly and Team B correctly. Team B answers correctly and moves left one step closer to their goal. The team with the most goals wins. Team A answers correctly and moves right one step closer to their goal. divide your students into two teams. For example. Team B answers correctly and moves the ball left back to the center.Next. Place a “ball” token at the center. Then. Team A answers incorrectly and can’t move the ball at all. and the team that did not score last starts. then Team B will continue moving left to eventually score a goal. students must answer questions correctly to approach the posts and score a goal. the ball moves back to the center.

.

You can print it out and use it for any grammar game/vocabulary game you want.A blank snakes and ladders game-board. or laminate it . the sts role the dice and jump to the number. . they stay.if not. if the kids come to a snakes head and do the tast correctly. dice and token --> and additional material (e.g. You could let them do a selfcorrection by providing a solution sheet. they can go up the ladder . they can stay. the second and third form of the verb. otherwise they have to go down to the tail. then they have to tell the first form (standing on the board). question cards.the kids could write on it with non-permanent markers :) if the kids come to a ladder and do the demanded task correctly. vocabulary cards) possible game: vocabulary (all three forms) write the first form of a verb on each field of the game board. you need: gameboard.

.

you can usually print it out in 9 parts that you can tape together into one big game sheet. Depending on the .If you convert the image to a jpeg and open with Windows Paint.

you can add conditions to the game: no repeating of words. spell as well as say the word.. words from a specific category. .students. etc..

.

.

Check Some Fresh Ideas to Teach Colors  1 First Thing’s First .

You will also need either a color wheel which you can spin and have it land on a certain color or a small deck of cards with the colors on them. take one seat away after calling the color so that someone will not have a seat after swapping. Put chairs in a circle. and then have them repeat it as a class back to you. They must tell you what color it is. reviewing as you go. This one requires some prepping ahead of time for you. To start. the vocabulary must be introduced. mix up all of the cards and review them with the students. explain to the students that they will be hunting for a certain color.  3 It’s All in the Bag This is another fun game for reinforcing colors. Eventually. enough so that each student has his own chair. In class. If it . it is good practice to pronounce the color clearly to the class. Hold up a color card. review what the colors are and point out what colors people are wearing. and have all those who are wearing that color swap seats. Showing one card at a time.  2 Swap Seats This game will keep everyone hopping. Have the other students each blindly pick an item from the bag. You will need to gather various small items of different colors and put them in a large canvas bag.First. Do this with several colors and then review just those colors. After the students become comfortable. Play until there is a winner. This is best done with a card that has the target color on it along with the written name of the color. you may start playing games and doing other activities to reinforce the color words. After this initial presentation. Then do that with another small set of colors. even adults. That person is then out. Students of all ages enjoy this engaging game. Have one student spin the wheel or pick a card to choose a color.

Students need to mark each color as it is called.matches the target color. First. get something for them to use as markers or chips on the board. Next. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game. start calling the colors. they get a point. and call out. and tell the students to color in their boxes using the colors on the board in whatever order they choose (be sure to have them mark the center box as a free space. if appropriate. give them markers. crayons or colored pencils in the colors that you want in your game. “I spy something __________ (name of color). but with general vocabulary as well. that is great. If not. You should start by saying explaining the meaning of the phrase “I spy. have them try to describe it. You’ll see how determined to use their vocabulary a student can become if they want to guess that item!  5 B-I-N-G-O! Playing Color Bingo will help enliven any classroom! Students of all ages enjoy playing bingo. Print out a blank one (easily found on the internet). Also.” Then say. This continues until all of the items are gone from the bag. but if you see frustration setting in. This game can help not only with color words. and Color Bingo will help them put to use all of their vocabulary. you may let them point to it and give them the word.  4 I Spy The traditional game of “I Spy” is great for teaching colors. and hand out one card to each student. wins. “Bingo!” when . you can easily make one. Put up color cards for all of the colors you want to include in the game. If you have or can find a Color Bingo game. Try to be mindful of the fact that some students may not have the vocabulary to name their intended item. The students need to guess what you are thinking of in the classroom.

In this game. this game may be found commercially. face down.they have it. “What color is your favorite snack?” or “What color is your favorite shirt?” Students take turns asking each other these questions. If you only have a few students you can all play together and you can be a part of it. and one with the colors right on them. Students must turn over two cards and either read them or say what color it is. there is a way to vary the degree of difficulty.  7 Which Color is Your Favorite? This activity is best for students who can sit and interview each other. students know to take one of each color every time. they take them. For example. Otherwise. set the games up and walk around the room to supervise all groups. you place all cards out on the table. You may want to have small prizes available for the winners. The easier way is to make the back of the word cards one color. there are two sets of cards: one with the colors in word name. This way.  6 Concentration Another fun game for learning colors is concentration. If you are making it yourself. They must be answered in a complete sentence. and the back of the color cards another color. . Either way. If they have a match. each of which can be answered with a color. Again. The more difficult way is to make the backing of all cards the same color. Each pair of students will get a sheet of paper with 5 (or more) questions on it. but you may also make it yourself. this would be a great way to use them. The person with the most matches at the end wins. and they will not pick two word cards at once. This will make the memory portion of the game even more challenging. Then they need to say the colors as they check them with you. If you have volunteers.

Students bond during this activity which reinforces colors. “My partner is ____________.Have the student think of a color and then think of three objects that begin with that color. For example. Forming relationships in an ESL classroom is essential because as the student’s comfort level rises. this game will require your students to put on their thinking caps. (name) His favorite fruit is blue. When they are done. On the outside.” This activity promotes oral communication among students which is important to foster their confidence in general. “My favorite fruit is red. Like this: . Have them fold a piece of paper in half.  Jeopardy Based on the classic TV game show. Have them take turns coming up to the front of the room and reading their three clues to the class.” and so on. to make a card shape. so does his desire to communicate in that classroom. His favorite ice cream is white. have them write the name of the three objects which are that color. This activity reinforces general vocabulary as well as the color words. On the inside.  8 Riddle Me This This activity is for students who can write and have some English vocabulary. See if someone can guess the color they are thinking of. have them write the name of the color the others will try to guess. each partner introduces the other. Divide your whiteboard into columns for vocabulary categories and rows with different point values.such as.

as many as your imagination will allowbut here are two: . Supply a clue or definition: This country is south of the US. There are many games you can play .Draw a target with concentric circles on the whiteboard.Fill your whiteboard with letters or syllables and each student has to supply a word that starts with the letter or syllable they hit. Students are split into two teams and they take turns drawing words. .  2 Suction Cup Ball Buy one (or several!) inexpensive suction cup balls. and they eat tacos there.Divide your students into two teams. . each with a different point value. They must guess the right country in the form of a question: What is Mexico? If they answer correctly you erase the points from the chart and add them to the team’s tally until they’re all wiped off. Each team chooses a category and the points they want to play for: We choose Countries for 25 points. and your whiteboard games will never be the same! These balls are made up of several tiny suction cups that stick to whiteboards. Quiz students and if they give you the right answer they get to throw the ball for points. Adapt this game to any level of difficulty and include as many categories as you wish.  3 Pictionary This is a classic and one that may easily be adapted to any level.

movie. with his or her back to it. with a gap where the verb should go. or book that the student must describe for the other to guess. They must supply the right form of the verb to complete the sentence till one of the teams gets a Tic Tac Toe. movie or book titles.  4 Hangman Another popular game that may be adapted to your needs.actions. Try it with any gap-filling exercise! And expand the 9-square grid to a bigger 16 or 25-square grid as suggested in this Tic Tac Toe worksheet. Write a sentence in each square. in front of the whiteboard. You and another student stand behind the student in the hot seat.  5 Tic Tac Toe Too simple? Not really. or situations that they have drawn from a pile of cards. expressions. Write a word. Say you want your students to practice the simple past tense. Make it as challenging as you like.  7 . Play the classic game where students have to guess a word. or a more sophisticated version where they have to guess entire phrases. Teammates guess what is being drawn. Write a list of 10 verbs on the side (one of them won't be used). Draw a 3 by 3 grid on the whiteboard.  6 Hot Seat Place one student in the hot seat.

You can have each student write the complete answer or play it like a relay race where each student in the team only writes one word. like a phone ringing. and when a team chooses one of these. Each team chooses a square. then races to pass the marker to a teammate who must write the next one. Make the sound yourself. say “A5”.  9 Writing Race This game is similar to the race mentioned above but in this case students race to the board to write a letter. or someone sneezing. you ask a question you have previously prepared. or have a CD ready with animal sounds.Earthquake Draw a 5 by 5 grid on the whiteboard and label each column from A to E and each row 1 to 5. Depending on your students’ level. crow like a rooster. Before starting the game choose three squares that won’t have any questions. tell them an earthquake has just swallowed up some of their points–deduct 5 points. or a complete answer to a question. you can either draw the pictures of animals on the board or write the words for each.  8 Barnyard Dash The goal is for students to identify a barnyard animal from the sound it makes.e. and so on. Give each team a different color marker and have them line up. like “Thanks!” and “You're welcome”.  1 0 . a car honking a horn. students race to the board and circle the right word or picture. As they hear each sound. You may also record expressions or phrases that they have to circle on the board. a word. You can adapt this game to all types of sounds. i.

try to find the number and circle it. . etc…Write several numbers on the board. Call out a number. Have students stand with their backs to board. At the end of the game. tally up the scores by counting the different color circles.Backs to the Board Great for practicing numbers. 13 and 30. especially those tricky ones like 16 and 60. Students turn. Give each team a different color marker.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.