If you teach kids and are struggling a bit with how to make your ESL speaking classes for kids interesting and engaging, here are some of my favourite fun activities that I use in my own classes.
Fun ESL Speaking Activities for Kids
Rocks-Scissors-Paper with a Twist: it’s perfect for review and also makes an excellent activity for the class before midterms or finals with your beginner university students. It contains the perfect mix of skill and luck.
SOS Review Game: remember playing SOS when you were a kid? Well, it’s back…ESL style. Kids, university students and adults all love it. I explain how to adapt it for your speaking classes.
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Draw a Picture, the fun way: if you’re looking for some pure entertainment value, then this is the activity for you! Draw a person, a monster, or just about anything.
ESL Board Games: I love me a good board games, and our students do as well. It’s much easier than you think to make your own; I explain how to do it here.
Shootout at the ESL Corral: this is an excellent game that brings out people’s competitive spirits and has a nice mix of luck and skill to it. It’s a perfect way to do review.
Did you Like these Fun ESL Speaking Activities?
Yes? I thought so! Then you’re going to love this book over on Amazon: 101 ESL Activities: For Kids (6-13). Lesson planning is a breeze with these fun, engaging and interesting English activities and games.
The book is divided into skill sections: speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as warmups/icebreakers and 4-skill activities. Pop over to the section you’re planning a lesson for and find a fun activity that your students will love.
The good news is that the book is easily available in both digital and print formats. The (cheaper) digital copy can be ready on any device by downloading the free Kindle reading app.
Check out 101 ESL Activities for Kids over on Amazon:
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