This direction ESL game is a very easy but fun and educative ESL/EFL game. It suits almost every lesson plan with minimal things required to play. Just get a whiteboard, marker or a blackboard and chalk as well as something to cover student’s eyes. There is also a twist with more physical activity. To play the direction ESL game, students need to know a few vocabularies for different places in town For learning such ESL vocabulary you can check out the fun esl dice game for places in town
Get your flashcards ready. the vocabulary can include forward, backward, left, right, straight and etc with direction related target sentences. Stick the flashcards to the board
Call a student to come to the board and ask “Where do you want to go?”. After a place is chosen then give him a marker and cover his eyes.
For this step either another student comes to give directions or the whole class can be engaged which I usually go with the whole class so no one gets bored. However engaging whole class might create a little chaos which is the fun part of doing an activity together.
The student with the marker must ask “How do I get to the mall” or other questions for asking directions. then use the marker to follow the answers such as “go straight…straight….keep going…turn left”
Another twist for playing direction ESL game is choosing a student to come in front, place flashcards a bit far away around her, let her choose a place then cover her eyes the encourage others to give directions. Make sure everybody is safe while playing this game
Play this ESL/EFL game with all ages and for sure they’ll have fun. The activity is quite simple for any age especially kids will be engaged since the game requires students giving directions to each other
If teachers are strict about every student playing the game then it’s better to do the activity with 12 or fewer students for a 1.5 hour ESL class otherwise it is possible to play with all class sizes.