ESL warm ups are helpful not only to discipline a class but also help the learner’s mind to be set for an English environment. The warm ups could be quick and as simple as just greetings. But let’s see how we can make common “Hello” into a funny greetings ESL greetings warm up.
An easy way to do, is just sing your “hello song ” or create your own melody and tune for saying “good morning” “good afternoon ” goodnight”
or you can vary the greetings with substitution (saying “Good morning cow” etc instead of “Good morning teacher” to flashcard cues), instructions on how to give the greetings (“Good! Now one more time, but slower/ faster/ louder/ quieter/ sadly/ angrily/ deeper/ higher/ three times in a row quickly”), trying to catch them out with the cue to start the greeting (“Wait. Wait. Wait. Now!” or “Reeeeeady. Steeeeady. Steeeeeady. Go!”), or correcting the teacher or a puppet who gets the greetings wrong (“Happy Birthday!” “No!” “Good night!” “No!” “Good morning class” “Yes! Good morning class, good morning teacher”).
Warm up greetings are useful and fun for all kinds of age but for sure. But take it easy with adults there is no need to overact because you don’t want them to feel they hired a wrong teacher.
There is no age limit. this warm up needs only creativity in order to play it consecutively