ESL FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ACTIVITY

I adapted this idea from teach-this.com

School starts next week for me, and I have been looking for fun/creative ways to introduce myself to the class (or rather reintroduce myself.) Because it is my second year at the same school, I do not want to reuse my first day of school powerpoint that all of the students have already seen. I hope this fun dynamic activity will get the school year off to a great start and provide a bit of a refresher for the students and myself.

Snowball Fight

STEP 1: Give students 5/10 minutes to answer the following questions on a piece of paper:

  1. What is your name? My name is Mary.
  2. Where are you from? I am from the United States.

3. What do you like to do? I like running.

4. What do you want to learn about? I want to learn about the differences between the United States and Spain.

STEP 2: Write “SNOWBALL FIGHT” on the board. Ask, “Does anyone know what a snowball fight is?” Explain that we are going to have one today!

Show this clip from ELF:

STEP 3: Choose 6 students at a time. Bring them to the front of the classroom. Tell them to crumple up their papers like a snowball and commence the snowball fight! After a little bit, yell “STOP!!” Anyone with a snowball in their hand has to uncrumple and introduce the person on their paper.

STEP 4: Repeat snowball fight, occasionally yelling “STOP!!” until everyone in the class has been introduced.

Un abrazo,

Mags