Here you can find a wide range of short activities to use in your primary classroom.

All of our activities are designed around common themes from primary education syllabi and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. Written by young learner experts from around the world, our activities are easy to use and aim to give your students the skills and confidence they need to enjoy learning English.

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This activity is about energy and renewable resources. It builds awareness of different energy solutions which will be necessary in the...

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If you can use part of a classroom as your own or if you always use the same classroom, then find out about the possibility of...

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If you teach young learners who are all the same age and live in the same town, opportunities for sharing and comparing life experiences...

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Children love units connected with animals and farm animals can provide lots of fun opportunities to practise sounds and phonics.

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Food is a popular topic in any primary course and has a lot of potential for cross-curricular work.

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An essential skill in communicating and keeping up a conversation is the ability to ask questions.

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This is a small collection of five games you can use to promote turn taking and collaboration in the classroom.

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This is a game to make any gap-fill task or cloze texts (reading tasks with gaps) more exciting.

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Developing 'metacognitive awareness' (understanding of our own learning processes) is an essential skill for a learner and underlines...

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British people have a reputation for being polite and appreciating good manners. You can have fun with your children in many different...

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This lesson has some fun activities and language learning tasks based around the theme of Halloween. The activities include singing...

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This is a good activity for getting your students going in the morning. It is also excellent for revising vocabulary.

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This is great for the first class with a new group or when you come back to class after a holiday or even after a weekend.

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This is a popular topic with young learners as it is easy for them to relate to the situations and it provides many opportunities to...

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This is a drawing and speaking activity that is fun to use with primary classes to revise the present continuous form. It is easy to set...

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This is a topic which can be spread over a few lessons and one which covers several language areas including food, clothes, biographies...

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This is a quick simple game that reviews question forms and can be used as a warmer or a filler at the end of the lesson with all...

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Children are often fascinated by machines; the way they work or inventing their own. We are not going to go into the scientific...

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This is a great game for those logical-mathematical thinkers.

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The students must be motivated to speak, or need to speak in order to complete the activity. For the last couple of years, I've...

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In this activity, students make their own 'English' telephones and try them out.

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This is the first in a two part series. Here you have a few ideas on how to review days of the week, months of the year and dates while...

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This is the second in a two part series. Part two focuses on special days and birthdays in particular. You can do this early on in the...

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During the school year children can move house and change schools for various reasons. When they arrive in a new school it can be hard...

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This game is good for revising lexical sets and is useful for practising using adjectives. It can be teacher led or played as a team...

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This is a simple activity where each student adds a word to create a group story.

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This game practises adjectives. You need a ball, or alternatively a screwed up piece of paper will work fine.

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This is a topic which could be easily spread over several lessons by taking a different person, e.g. firefighter, per week as the focus...

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This is a low preparation fun activity that works well with large classes, especially with young learners and teens. All your students...

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This is vocabulary activity that can be used easily with students of different ages.

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