"Teacher Says" is a fun ESL activity for warming up children

Create a list of commands like:

  • Touch your eyes
  • Touch your ears, or nose, or toes, or hair, or chin, etc.
  • Sit down
  • Jump
  • Wave "hi"
  • etc.
  1. Have your students stand up
  2. Say "Teacher says _____ (command)" or "_____ (command)"
  3. If you say "Teacher says" then they do it
  4. If you don't say "Teacher says" then they don't do it
  5. If they do it then make them sit down
  6. Continue until only one person is standing

You can give that person a plus one or a star. This will work well for very young learners, from about kindergarten to 3rd or 4th grade. Once your students cease to make errors then you can stop this game, as their level is too advanced for this.

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#1 Oussama 2013-06-15 01:18
i think it's a good lesson

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