Ideas for English Lessons

Christmas Fairy Tale

Subject: Spelling + Storytelling


This game is designed specially for the last lesson before Christmas.

Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening

Level: Pre-Intermediate

Recommended Age: 16+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players

Time: 30-40 minutes

Place: Classroom

Equipment: A black- or whiteboard

Materials: A piece of chalk or a marker

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation (10-15 minutes)

1. Write in big letters on the board:




2. Ask the students to make as many words as possible from these letters. So the letter'S' can be used twice in one word. While the game participants say their words, write them down on the board.

3. When there are no new ideas, ask each player to write a Christmas fairy tale in their notebook, using all the words from the board. Allow them a reasonable amount of time for completing this task. While the students are writing, circulate, monitor and assist, if necessary.

How to Play. When everyone has finished, bring the class to order. Afterwards, invite the players to take it in turns reading out their fairy tales. The winner of the game is the participant, whose fairy tale is considered to be the best. If necessary, you can invite the students to vote.

Advice. Since the task takes a long time to complete, it would be more feasible to set it for homework. In this case, the game itself should be carried out in the following lesson.