Word ping-pong

Play in pairs. Take turns to say a word of a certain category, for example food, drinks, family members, body parts – whatever you’ve already...

Kim’s game

You need a set of vocab pictures on the smart board. Then you ask the class to close their eyes while you remove or cover...

Speed dating

Very easy!  Pupils work in pairs and change partner every 5 minutes.  You can adapt this for different levels, but with a GCSE class, for...

Onze!

Students stand up and take turns to call out numbers in sequence i.e. un, deux, trois,quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze. Students may choose...

Battleships

Many children know the rules of Battleships, as it’s known in the UK.  Each child has a grid (there are examples in the Y7 and...

Reverse bingo

Pupils choose 11 numbers between 1 and 90 inclusive.  Instead of playing normal bingo, the class all stand up and if any of their numbers...

Baccalauréat

This is the one where you give pupils a set of categories (e.g. towns in France, food, drink, objects in the classroom, objects around the...