make your own board game

Let the children's creativity go wild! Usually I'm the one that does the creating, but this week I decided to let them design their own game boards, and it was wonderful!  I was surprised how much the kids liked this activity, and the vocabulary that they needed for the games was practical, high-use words and … Continue reading make your own board game

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What did your Pirate eat for Dinner last Night?

"My pirate ate gummy bears for dinner last night!" As an introduction to past tense irregular verbs we played a hilarious game which I have titled What did your Pirate eat for Dinner last Night. When I say "hilarious" what I actually mean is that my little students (age 6 and 8) were laughing hysterically, … Continue reading What did your Pirate eat for Dinner last Night?

Learning English Outside in Nature

There are so many ways to teach English through busy outside activities, it just takes a little creativity! On Mondays I had part of my lesson outside.  It's Autumn here in Switzerland and that means beautiful leaves, crisp evening and morning air and harvest! Yesterday we were collecting chestnuts, opening them, and looking to see … Continue reading Learning English Outside in Nature