Can Can’t ESL Game

can/can't-esl-activity

Can/Can’t ESL Activity

Can Can’t ESL Game

This can can’t ESL game is great for practicing speaking, listening and writing. It’s a game for children or adults, but the content is usually covered with children more than adults. Can/Can’t is a very basic grammatical concept.

Related: ESL Activities for Advanced Level Students

To play this can can’t ESL game, put the students in teams of 2, 3, or 4 depending on how big your classes are. They have to pick 1 animal, and 1 thing, but must keep it a secret from the other teams My 2 examples that I give the students are:

Animal: Giraffe

  1. It can eat leaves
  2. It can’t live in Korea outside of a zoo
  3. It can see easily over tall things

Thing: Air Conditioner

  1. I can see it now
  2. It can be bad for the environment
  3. It can help me in the summer but it can’t help me in the winter.

The students write their 2 secret words, as well as their 3 hints for each one. Then you collect the papers and use them to play a game. There are various ways you can do it, but I will go in a circle based on where the teams are sitting. The team whose paper I’m reading has to be quiet and can’t give hints. The first team get the first hint and then they can have a guess. If no answer, the next team gets hint #2 and a guess and so on it goes. If the three hints don’t do it, I’ll give additional hints so make sure your students write the answers on the paper as well.

Like this Can Can’t ESL Game?

If you like this ESL game for kids, then you’re going to love this. You’ll get an email filled with ESL games and activities, as well as teaching tips and other awesome stuff delivered straight to your inbox every few days.

I promise to respect your privacy and will never share your email address with anyone for any reason. Sign-up today:

ESL activities, delivered straight to your inbox

* indicates required


Comments are closed