Free Time Games and Activities for the ESL English Classroom

Shapes Games & Activities

  • 1. Wheelbarrow Race

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    How To Play

    Time: 5-8 minutes
    Receptive Language: instructions, flashcard vocab
    Productive Language: flashcard vocab

    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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  • 2. His Bus Is Crazy

    Resources

    How To Play

    Time: 5 minutes
    Receptive Language: instructions, various
    Productive Language: flash card vocab

  • 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.

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