Killer ESL Games for Kids Will Make You Their Fave Teacher

So are you ready to tackle this beast better known as teaching ESL for children? How do you connect with young learners and give them a learning experience that is as fun as it is meaningful? The key is not to take yourself too seriously, and weasel your way into their hearts through the simple act of play.

Pepper your classes with these activities and these three ESL classroom games will make you their fave teacher. Thе rеаѕоn whу уоu ѕhоuld bе uѕіng tеасhіng games іѕ bесаuѕе thеу аrе рrоvеn tо hеlр ѕtudеntѕ lеаrn, аnd аlѕо, it mаkеѕ tеасhіng FUN!

Ever-popular ESL games for kids


1. Sing a Song.
It’s just a fact: kids love music.
There is one song included in the teaching material for demo class, but you can also find some yourself on Youtube. Prepare some flash cards and raise the cards when the word is mentioned in the song. A Hello Song can be a good introduction.

https://youtu.be/vDVzZ2juRbE

2. Guessing Games
Guessing games are always fun and could be a great warm-up activity for online ESL classes and kids. And this method could apply to so many topics including animals, fruits and vegetables.

https://youtu.be/mVE9pYdwX-I

Also, the What Am I game can be integrated into a song, to make it more fun! Check this out 🙂

https://youtu.be/iUWgNkynY1w

 

3. What Does the Teacher Have Game
Technically, this can be categorised into the guessing game. But in this game, instead of drawing, the teacher uses hints (including body language)to help the student guess the object. Topics such as colours, food & drink can be covered.

https://youtu.be/SRxFbvdtKZk

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Yang
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Yang

Music is the best choice!

Maggie
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Maggie

I’m going to tryi it with my students today ;>

James Brown
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James Brown

We need more games <3

tom
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tom

thx guys

Elena
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Elena

Do we use timer for the guessing game?

Sophia Sudak
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Sophia Sudak

Love this!! 😀

Janine Pekeur
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Janine Pekeur

I love this! In my sessions I have found that lower level students love the guessing game, especially when you have fun props :D. The higher level students enjoy a game of tic-tac-toe, because of the challenge it offers them…they also love it when they win! I I love seeing my students enter, as well as leave the class with a relaxed and confident spirit 🙂