Our Favorite Classroom Games

This is a collection of a few of our favorite games.  Each one is designed to be easy to play and most do not require many materials.

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[...]
Keep students guessing by playing Whats Under The Blanket in your ESL classroom.
This Super Simple contest entry comes from Debbie.   Debbie is a mother of two teens that works at a[...]
How to play What’s in the Bag? aka the Mystery Bag.
This Super Simple game submission comes from Lawrence.  Lawrence is originally from Los Angeles, and has been teaching kids in[...]
How to Play Marco Polo in Your EFL Classroom.
This Super Simple game submission comes from David Dial an English teacher from Vallejo CA. David has been living and[...]
How to Play The Vocabulary Swat Game
This Super Simple Game Submission comes to us from Christine M.  It’s a classroom classic that kids can’t get enough[...]
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[...]
Routines is a great ESL Game that pushes your memory to the limit.
Routines is a simple ESL game that requires almost no set up and is an extremely effective way to teach phrasal[...]
Ask the “Expert” is a great ESL game for advanced language learners.
Ask the "Expert" is a game for higher level  ESL students.  It requires an ability to think on your feet,[...]
We’re Having a Super Simple Giveaway! Enter Today, Contest closes Nov 1, 2016.
We're having a Super Simple Giveaway! We want your BEST ESL classroom games. Your go-to, never fail games.   Simply submit[...]
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[...]