ESL Spelling Games


Subject: Animals


Skills: Speaking, Listening

Level: Beginner

Recommended Age: 8-10 y.o.

Number of Participants: 4-10 players

Time: 20-25 minutes

Place: Asphalt or sand playground

Equipment: Not required

Materials: A piece of chalk or a wooden stick

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation. (5-7 minutes).

1. Draw two lines at both ends of the playground. Next, write 'Forest' behind one, 'Village' behind the other and 'Field' between them.

2. Ask the children to stand in a line ‘on the village edge’.

How to Play. To start the competition, Player A should calls out, e.g.: 'I'm going to the forest to hunt a bear!' and takes one step forward. Next, Player B calls out, e.g.: 'I'm going to the forest to hunt a fox!' and so on. If a player cannot make an appropriate sentence or repeats the name of an animal, they stay where they are and wait for their next turn, but do not leave the game! When all the players have taken their turns, the last one in the line starts the second round, which goes in the opposite direction in order to balance chances of the participants. The player, who is the first to reach the ‘forest’, becomes the winner of the game.