Coin Flipper

This activity is especially for those classes where you're teaching kids how to tell the time. There's a few different ways you can put a twist on this game, but the basics remain the same. For this activity, bring in a few coins from home

For this activity, bring in a few coins from home. On the whiteboard, draw about 20 clock faces or so with different times like below.

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Divide your class into two or three teams. Put three board magnets on the first clock. If you don't have board magnets or your whiteboard is acrylic, then you can use a different coloured board marker dot or coloured paper and sticky tape.

Ask the first team what the time is on the clock their marker is on. If they get it right, then they can come up to the front and flip a coin. If they get heads, then they move their marker on two clocks. If they get tails, then they move their marker on one clock. It's then the next team's turn.

Each team take turns to say what the time is and flipping the coin. The first team to make it to the end is the winning team. You can also play this game by drawing the time on paper plates and putting them in a winding line on the floor, that's super cool!

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Word Box

This is a fantastic review activity for your class and is perfect if you have an old cardboard box sitting around doing nothing in your house. Choose some key English vocabulary which the ESL class has been studying in the last few weeks. You can either play this ESL game with kids or you can actually play this ESL game as an adults speaking activity, too.  


The Ball and Sack

For this ESL activity for kids, you'll need a sack (any bag will do really), a ball of any size, bits of paper and a pen.

A super-simple ESL review activity for children. Before class, get a load of slips of paper and write questions on them appropriate to the level of your kids. Divide your ESL class of kids into two teams and have them form two circles…