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
I play a lot of games with my English students. Currently they range in age from three to eight years old, and most all of these games work for this age group.
"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?
This is a great game to play at home with parents, nanny or grandparents. You might call it the "English Pizza" game.
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
I just finished up my very first free printable to share with you all - Autumn Vocabulary Cards for playing English learning games!
Teaching new vocabulary through games is my favourite way to expand vocabulary in little learners' minds!