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Time games for children

All the following games and activities for kindergarten, preschool and ESL students have been tried and tested in classrooms by The Magic Crayons, who are experienced teaching professionals. If you are planning a lesson to a theme, remember to check our flash cards, crafts and songs pages too.

1. His Bus Is Crazy

Materials: flash cards
Time: 5 minutes
Receptive Language: instructions, various
Productive Language: flash card vocab
Game Explanation: Become a bus by ‘driving’ around the room, stopping to pick up students & only allowing them to ‘board’ (i.e. form a train behind you) if they can correctly identify a flash card. Repeat until all of the students are aboard. Ride around the room & crash dramatically into stuff as part of the big, crazy finale.

2. Wheelbarrow Race

Materials: flash cards
Time: 5-8 minutes
Receptive Language: instructions, flashcard vocab
Productive Language: flashcard vocab
Game Explanation: In pairs, the students make wheelbarrows (one student supporting himself on his hands while his partner holds his ankles) & race to take or slap the flashcard you call out. Wacky crashing ensues, guaranteed.
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Games

Amazon recommendations for May

The Handmaid's Tale
Amazon’s #7 most read. This on my students required reading list again this year - Tim
The ABC Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 13).
If you are from the UK you will associate Agatha Christie with Sunday afternoon BBC TV. For secondary students it’s a gripping tale ! - Tim
National Geographic Kids Print Magazine
Great regular content for your child or students - Tim
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Buying the book is a start I guess ! - TIm