As I am preparing for the new term, I am choosing fun activities for the first few classes that help me revise language from previous years using fun activities.
Noughts and crosses or Tic-tac-toe is always a great one as I can use it with all ages and to revise all types of language.
Draw a Noughts and crosses/Tic-tac-toe grid on the board. Number each square from 1 to 9.
With younger children, prepare nine flashcards of words you want to revise with your class.
With older children this could be more complicated:
- a list of 9 word cards you want them to read and pronounce correctly;
- a list of 9 words/verbs you want the children to put into a sentence;
- a list of 9 general knowledge questions…. the list of options is endless.
Divide the class into two groups and assign O or X to the two groups. The group then chooses a number and you look at your list and show them the flashcard/word card/say the word or verb/ ask them the question which corresponds to the number they chose. If they answer correctly, they win the square for their team and you rub out the number and write O or X. It is now the turn of the other team. The game is just like the original game of Noughts and crosses/Tic-tac-toe. The winning team is the first to get three in a row.
Here is a fun activity from Matt at http://www.dreamenglish.com which I am SURE my classes are going to love.
As some of you will know, I am also a registered Zumba Kids Jr and Zumba instructor and I’m even going to use this as one of my Zumba games. As I teach Zumba in English to Spanish children, I always teach them the parts of the body they will be using – head, hands, arms, legs, feet, hips and body, so will use my flashcards with body parts at first for The Tower Game. Really looking forward to doing this one!