This is a kinesthetic activity for teaching vocabulary/phrases in the ESL classroom.
Charades is a simple ESL activity that involves miming. Action words work best.
- Pick a word or phrase, for example, "play basketball"
- Pretend to play basketball without speaking
- Have students guess what it is
- Have the guesser come forward to mime a word or a phrase
It depends on the students, but for very young children I will usually whisper the word or secretly point to a picture in the book.