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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Spelling


This game is designed to help new classmates to get know each other's names in a playful way.

Skills: Writing.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 6-10 y.o.

Participants Number: 6-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: A4 sheets of paper by number of participants.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation: (10-15 minutes): Distribute A4 sheets among the players and ask them to ‘draw’ their names. To do this, they need to replace each letter with a drawing of a thing, which name begins with this letter. If the same letter is found more than once in a name, it should be drawn with different things each time. For example, the name ‘Arina’  can look like this: apple, rainbow, ice-cream, nose, ant.

How to Play. When everyone is ready, Player A comes to the front of the class and shows his/her rebus to his/her new classmates. The child to first correctly call out Player A’s name, gets 1 point. Then it is Player B’s turn to show his/her drawing and so on. The game lasts as long as all the rebuses are puzzled out. The winner is the child to get the most points.

Note. For older children, the players just pronounce suitable words, e.g.: 'My name is dog-eye-net-image-star'.