20Feb
2019
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Game time – Colours

Now there are literally hundreds of games out there that you can play when teaching colors. Here are 3 of them: 1. Colouring Prepare crayons (several of each color) and place them on a table. Hang coloring pictures on the wall everywhere in the room. Say the name of a student and a colour. The […]

12Mar
2018
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Spring is here – and the bugs!

Spring is a great time to teach our kids about bugs. When I teach seasons, I don’t teach them all together. I introduce one season at the time it takes place. Once we talked about two or more, we may look at the differences between them (for example, which clothes do you wear in winter, […]

30Dec
2016
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Animal papercups

My fellow teacher, Christine has shared those wonderful pictures of her ESL kids class with me. What a great idea and really cute papercup animals! (Thanks again, Christine 😉 ) When I saw the them, it reminded of this game where you have 3 cups and somebody hides a ball under one of them, switches […]

01Apr
2016
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Monkey Tree game

Great game to check the newly learned or revise old vocabulary: Show a flashcard. The kids have to tell you what they see. If it’s correct, the monkey climbs up the tree (1 spot), if it’s wrong, he falls down (either completely or just 1 spot – depending on how well the kids already know […]

20Mar
2016
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Flashcard games

One of my favorite teaching materials is “Flashcards”, because there are just sooo many games you can play with them and make lessons really fun. Here are some ideas that came to my mind just now, but there are tons more out there.   1. Have the children close their eyes. Hide the flashcards everywhere […]