Icebreakers and warm-up activities can be used in the first part of your lesson. They are used to warm up your ESL students and bring them into your lesson. Typically you use these activities for 5-10 minutes at the beginning of the lesson.
You will find an assortment of TEFL warm-up activities/icebreakers here that will work with kids (in kindergarten or elementary school) and adults. Here you can watch videos of them in action or read simple instructions.
Categramble Elementary Children-Adults, Intermediate+
Fear in a Bag Adolescents-Adults, Intermediate-Advanced
Word Association Elementary Children-Adults, Intermediates+
Give them a Letter Elementary Children-Adults, Beginners+
Line Up Elementary Children-Adults, Beginners+
Word Chain Elementary Children-Adolescents, Beginners+
20 Questions Adolescents-Adults, Intermediate+
Teacher Says Kindergarten-Early Elementary, Beginners
Tell the Truth Elementary Children-Adults, Intermediate+
What do you see? Elementary Children-Adults, Beginners+
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