All this talk about games. How about teachers post their favorite games. Ones they’ve actually used and work well. I know there’s games sites, but I never read those, and I actually read this I think it would be helpful to state age, level, number of students etc.
Write and Draw
Very simple game, the kids can learn fast and like.
Level: Best suited to beginners
Class size: 6-12
Objective: Practice spelling and have fun
Two teams. One student form each team. Paper scissors stone winner chooses “I want to write” or “I want to draw”. Teacher says key word or phrase. One writes, one draws on the whiteboard. Stand the marker on the floor to finish. Winner one point for team. To start absolute beginners first write and read 12 or so target words at the top of the board. Interesting to see how kids start saying they want to draw becausse they think writing is harder, but soon realise that for most words writing is faster.