A cool ESL flashcard game, this will certainly be a big time favourite for your kids, which you can play often over the year. A high-energy game, with excellent repetition and review of key vocab for your English class. Make a loop of hula-hoops, with a different upturned flashcard in each.
Divide your class into two teams and have them standing in two lines at the end of the hula-hoop loop. When you say go, one player from each team must start hopping along the flashcard loops, saying the word inside the hoop as they go along. Very quickly, both students will come face to face. They now play a game of Paper, Scissors, Stone. The loser must run back to the end of their line, while the winner continues on hopping around each flashcard hoop trying to reach the other team.
As soon as the student who has just lost Paper, Scissors, Stone gets back to the end of their team, then the next student can start hopping along the loop trying to block the approaching student. As soon as they come face to face on the loop, then they play Paper, Scissors and Stone again. The object is for a player to go all the way around the loop to reach the other team. If they can, then they can take two students from the front of the other team to join their team. The first team to run out of players is the loser!