Warm-ups

Top 10 Elementary Warm-ups
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • Drawing Dash You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • Country Matching Card Game and Quiz This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Hot Potato Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.
  • Who am I? Quiz A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."
  • Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity) This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.
  • STORY TIME Three powerpoint stories for very young classes
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z)

A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.

Are you From DokoDoko?

Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.

Twisted Pictionary

Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it.

Pronunciation Tree L and R

A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds.

He is a... / She is a... matching game.

A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..."

World Weird Festivals

This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.

English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

Hot Potato

Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.

Drawing Dash

You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?

Who am I? Quiz

A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."

Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity)

This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.

Small Talk

A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students

Country Matching Card Game and Quiz

This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.

May I give you a bomb?

Students practice request sentences by trying to pass off a ticking time bomb.

ABC Dominoes

A simple ABC game where students match upper/lowercase domino letters.

ABC and abc Window Game

The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter

Pronunciation Tree - B and V

A warm up activity that lets students practice the contrast between difficult sounds.

Liar Liar

Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.

Honeycomb Bees

Students compete against each other to name the flashcards and try to link their bees together.

What time do you get up?

A matching game where students walk around the classroom and find the person with the matching card.