A Relay Race is a great way to use teamwork to help motivate even your shyest students to speak.
A Relay Race is a fun game that gets your whole ESL / EFL class using new vocabulary and language[...]
Mustache Smash – A great game for Reading, Listening & Speaking
Mustache Smash is an absolutely awesome way to practice Reading, Listening & Speaking in your ESL or EFL classroom. [...]
Hieroglyphics is a great alternative to charades you can use in adult classes.
This ESL Game is a twist on the classic ESL game Charades. In Charades, Students act out a word or[...]
How to have an alphabet board game with LEEP Racemats
This alphabet board game is a great way to make learning to read phonetically a little more fun for teachers[...]
How To Use LEEP Placemats To Teach Children To Read
When our students are just beginning to learn how to read we like to introduce the letters of the alphabet[...]
Listen and Draw is a great comprehension check for any lesson about prepositions.
This Game is one of the first games I ever used in class. It builds on one of our first[...]
How to teach body related vocabulary with the “Duck Game”.
This classroom game comes to us from Nicole P. Nicole is a very active member of the Easy ESL Games[...]
3 Card Hold’em is an easy vocabulary review you can use directly after teaching new words.
3 Card Hold'em is a fun and easy way to get your class using newly learned vocabulary and target language[...]
How to use the song Red Ball to teach colours in your EFL classroom!
This classroom game works great as a warm up activity or a vocabulary review. It's adaptable, it gets your students[...]
2-1-0 is an easy way to teach a lot of vocabulary items very quickly.
The 2-1-0 Method for teaching new vocabulary is in my experience the easiest and fastest way for students to learn[...]
How to use Alien Tag to practice spelling in your EFL classroom.
This classroom game comes from Nelis. Nelis is an English teacher born and raised in South Africa that has been living[...]
How to teach food related vocabulary using the ESL game Fruit Salad.
This Super Simple Game Submission come from Gosia. It’s called Fruit Salad.Materials Required:A minimum of 6 students.A minimum of[...]
How to Play the Monster Game in your EFL Classroom.
This Super Simple Game submission comes from Olga. Olga is originally from Spain but has travelled through Europe and is[...]
How to use Head, Shoulders, Knees & JUMP in your ESL classroom.
When I first arrived in Japan an experienced ESL / EFL teacher told me that if I could teach children[...]
How to teach basic prepositions with Preposition Cards by Easy ESL Games
We created these Preposition Cards as a fun and exciting way to let students learn and reinforce 7 basic prepositions[...]
How to teach new vocabulary with a Rock Scissor Paper Race A.K.A. Janken Race.
Finding new and interesting ways to teach new vocabulary can be one of the more difficult tasks a new language[...]
Go Fish is an excellent game that lets your ESL students start using REAL English almost immediately.
ESL Games are the most effective in kids classes when they are easy to play and don't rely on a[...]
What Time Is It Mr. Wolf – A great ESL game for teaching TIME with large and/or outdoor classes.
ESL games are great when they get your whole class moving and having fun. What time is it Mr. Wolf[...]
Get your ESL students moving and using ANY Language Target with a game of Freeze Tag!
Freeze tag is a classic children's game that can easily be adapted into a great Outdoor ESL Game. It works best[...]
Phonic Bingo helps your youngest ESL students learn how to read!
This ESL Game is just like regular bingo but we’ve added some language learning. More specifically we’re going to combine[...]
Blindfolded Maze is a great ESL Game for practicing Directional Vocabulary (giving directions).
This ESL game is a guaranteed good time no matter if your English language learners are children or adults. To[...]
ESL Volleyball is a great rainy day game that your students will beg to play time and time again.
ESL Games aren't always equal parts of language acquisition and fun. Volleyball is very much tilted towards fun. I recommend[...]
ESL Basketball is an easy classroom game your students are sure to love.
ESL Basketball is a game your students will absolutely love. It's a great way to add excitement to almost any[...]
Social Butterflies is a great ESL game to get your class talking to multiple people quickly.
ESL games that don't rely on teacher's talking time are one of the most effective ways to instil a sense[...]
Classroom Language Cards are an amazing resource that will get your youngest learners communicating quickly.
By combining a word or phrase with an action, students will internalize and understand the word or phrase much easier than if they tried to learn the word through root memorization.
How to Set Up an ESL Game in 6 simple steps. This is a can’t miss for any new ESL teacher.
ESL games are supposed to be easy and fun. However many new language teachers don't know how to set up an[...]
Hammers is a great Comprehension Check you can use in low level ESL classes and demo lessons.
Hammers is a great comprehension check for beginner ESL students and it’s just about the easiest game around. Often times[...]
Simple Questions is a great ESL game that focuses on questioning.
ESL Games don't always have to be complicated. Simple Questions is an easy warm up activity that gets your younger[...]
He Said / She Said is a great ESL game for teaching Reported Speech.
ESL Games are usually the most effective when they are a similar to a game your students already play for[...]
Shark Race is a simple way to check your student’s phonetic reading ability.
ESL Games can be difficult to use when you are trying to gauge the ability of new students. A Shark[...]
A Parachute is a must for every kids ESL classroom!
Parachutes are a ton of fun in any ESL lesson. They can be amazing tools for teaching a variety of[...]
Watermelon is a great ESL game that emphasizes listening comprehension and new language production.
This is quite possibly the easiest ESL game of all time. A childhood favorite in almost every language that goes[...]
The BOMB is a great tool for your ESL introduction lessons.
One of my favorite ESL / EFL resources to use is the BOMB! It's great for adding a little bit[...]
Easy ESL Games Baby Resource #001 – Super Simple Songs
As an ESL teacher one of the biggest challenges I faced as a new teacher was baby classes. I couldn't[...]
This Chant is an easy way to teach basic prepositions in any ESL classroom.
ESL chants are a great way to teach vocabulary in your ESL / EFL classroom. This chant is a really[...]