ESL Game #027 – Alphaballs

Easy ESL Games #27 - Alphaballs

First and foremost, admittedly, Alhpaballs is a ridiculous name for an ESL game.  However it’s pretty descriptive.  This is a great activity to use in your baby classes.   After you’ve taught your lessons phonic/alphabet targets use this game as a comprehension check.

All you need to do is fold a piece of paper into 6 squares.

Easy ESL Game #27 - Alphaballs

Easy ESL Game #27 – Alphaballs

Then use a crayon to write some of the letters you taught in the days lesson in those squares.

Easy ESL Game #27 - Alphaballs with letters

Easy ESL Game #27 – Alphaballs with letters

Next, rip the paper into 6 squares.  It’s even more fun if you can the kids to do it for you.

Easy ESL Game #27 - Alphaballs - ripping

Easy ESL Game #27 – Alphaballs – ripping

Next, ask the students to crumple up the squares into little balls.

Easy ESL Game #27 - Alphaballs - balls

Easy ESL Game #27 – Alphaballs – balls

Then, throw all of the balls all over the room and then.  Say “/d/, /d/,/d/” (the phonetic sound for the letter D).  Show the class that you want them to open up the alphaballs and look for the letter D.  It may take a second for the class to catch on but this ESL game is easy enough that they’ll catch on quickly.  After they find the first phenom repeat until all of the alphaballs are  picked up.  Enjoy!

Easy ESL Game #27 - Alphaballs - winner

Easy ESL Game #27 – Alphaballs – winner