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Idea 148: P.E. Simple Controlled Scooting Tag Game

This is a nice activity I observed recently. Mark off a smallish area of your gym, within that area you’d have maybe 10-15 children. Two or three of the children are ‘it’ (you can give them a bib or something … Continue reading

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Idea 103: Teaching Food Chains With Some Drama

A nice, simple idea that went down surprisingly well. When teaching about food chains in Science, one student volunteered to be the Sun. Then another student pretended to be grass by lying down and then growing by wriggling their fingers … Continue reading

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Idea 99: ‘The Washing Machine’, Activity for Compliments and Happiness

WASHING MACHINE Have your class stand in two lines facing each other, so that they form a corridor about a metre wide between them. This corridor is the emotional ‘washing machine’. Next, one student is chosen (they all volunteer because … Continue reading

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Idea 98: Acrostic poems

ACROSTICS This is a nice introduction activity when you want to begin looking at poems. Before you start getting into the tricky area of having the students write a poem that rhymes, start off by having them write their name … Continue reading

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Idea 64 for Kindergarten Choral Repetition

FUNNY VOICES. No materials. All students. Activity: Choral repetition (where the whole class says a word after the teacher says it) is really useful in an ESL kindergarten to give all pupils the chance to get used to saying new … Continue reading

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Ideas 39 & 40 for Intermediate-level TEFL Class Games

39. TABOO. Word cards that students make. All students. Game: Before the lesson, fold up some A4 paper and cut it into 8 equal pieces. On each piece write a word that the students will know; either a common word … Continue reading

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Ideas 33 & 34 for Kindergarten Math Games

33 & 34. MONEY GAMES. A pile of small change. All students. Game: Split the class into teams, with each team grouped around a table with coins spread out on it. I shout out a number and the teams have … Continue reading

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P.E. Idea 24 for Kindergarten.

24. DUCK DUCK GOOSE. No equipment. All class. Game: The childre all sit in a circle. One child stands up and walks round the outside of the circle, tapping each student they pass and saying ‘duck’. Whenever they like they … Continue reading

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