For this TEFL Tip, I’m going to write another post on flashcard activities.
You can find my first post here
Activity – Run to the ______ (Listening)
Age – Pre-K, K, Primary
Level – Beginner
This activity mainly focuses on listening and is one of the most simple but effective listening games you can play.
You start by teaching new vocabulary to your class using a selection of flashcards. Spend some time making sure the children understand what exactly the pictures are and ensure they pronounce the words correctly.
Then, check how much they have learned!
Scatter the flashcards throughout the classroom, stick them to walls, chairs, or if you’re a giant goofball like me, even your forehead.
SHOUT a word and the students need to listen and run to the flashcard of that word. Kids love it!
As time goes on, use more flashcards to ensure some of the children aren’t just having lucky guesses. Also, giving a few students the chance to play one by one, maybe even against the clock to see how many they can get within a certain time frame helps strengthen each child individually. And why only run? You could ask the class to skip, hop, crawl, etc. each time.
Give it a go & have fun!