Summer is just around the corner in most parts of the world, and that can only mean one thing for students and teachers alike: it’s time to have fun!
Try out these activities in your lessons that are guaranteed to cause giggles and save time planning!
Mad Libs is a popular word game that uses a gapped text as a template. One player needs to prompt
others for a list of words to fill in the gaps before the story is ready and can be read aloud. Of course, nobody but the person holding the template should know anything about the topic. You can download some printables here, or make your own.
Subtitle Short Clips
Choose a video to work with and have students brainstorm a situation. They will need to produce subtitles for a clip whose language they don’t understand. It gets even better if they can work in groups using different devices, so that later you can vote for the best video. Make your videos with memr.tv or Caption Generator.
Try Your Luck as Poets
Read funny poems written by kids around the world and try your own skills! Visit poetry4kids and
explore the Rhyming and Poetic Terms Dictionaries, as well as some poetry writing lessons and poetry
activities, too. Must-try in a young learners class: funny list poems. They’re very easy to make and usually, hilarious!
Bleezer's Ice Cream is one of the most well-known list poems:
𝓔𝓷𝓳𝓸𝔂 𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰! 🌺