"Word Chain" - A super simple & fun ESL warm-up activity
This is a fun and simple activity for warming up your students. It might actually be the one activity that I used the most. It works with most levels too. Pretty much any game with a ball is fun!
Get a ball or a soft die
Have your students stand
Pass the ball to a student and give them a letter ("T")
That student gives you a word that begins with that letter ("Time")
They pass the ball back to you
Pass the ball to the next student
Take the last letter from that word ("e")
Pass the ball and give the next student that letter
If they are a sharp group then you could try it without having them pass the ball back to you. After they say their word you could have them pass it to another student and so on. Or if it seems to easy for them you could try this one instead.
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