Games for Teaching English
Alphabet Shout Out
Randomly choose an alphabet flashcard and award a point to the first student who shouts out a word beginning with that letter.
Alphabet Writing Relay
Divide and line up the students into two teams. Divide the board into two halves and have one student from each team run to the board, write ‘A’, then run to the back of the line. The next student writes ‘B’, etc. The first team to finish wins.
Alphabet Erase relay
As ‘Alphabet Writing Relay’, but this time, write the alphabet on each half of the board and have each team race to erase the letters in order.
Divide the students into teams and call out a letter of the alphabet. Award a point to the first team that can form the letter with their bodies.
Give each student an alphabet flashcard and have them skip around the room to the ‘ABC Song’. Stop the tape at random and have the students rush to line up in order, e.g. A-K.
Call out letters and have the students find and touch them in the classroom, on posters, etc.
Give each student a few ordered alphabet flashcards and play the ‘ABC Song’. Have the students hold up the cards that correspond to the letters they hear in the song.
Take a big dice and assign an animal to each number. Have the students roll the dice and act like the animal!
Throw the ball to a student and ask that student a question. The student answers and throws the ball to another student asking the same question. E.g. “Can you…?”, “Yes, I can. / No, I can’t.” “Do you like…?”, “Yes, I do. / No, I don’t.”