Number one for English language teachers

Teenagers: game 5: Kim's game

Type: Game

Games to play with teenagers in the English classroom.


A quiet game of concentration for when the laughter gets too much

  • Collect around 20 objects – ruler, pen, comb etc. Just look around the classroom, teacher’s room, your handbag or kitchen for objects that your students know the words for. This game can even be played with 5 or 6 year olds if you limit the objects and ensure they know the vocabulary.
  • Place the objects on a desk in the class covered with a scarf or something similar.
  • Tell the students they will have 4 minutes (vary the time depending on the class) to look carefully at the objects and remember them.
  • After 4 minutes cover the objects again and students must write down what they saw. They can do this individually or in small groups.  

The winner(s) is the student who remembers most.

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  • I'll do this! both with a teenager and his 8 year-old sister!Thanks for the idea.

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