ESL Activity: Visual Mish-Mash
This is a simple, fun game. There are many variations that you can make to this game, but here are is the basic operation of the game.
Preperation: Think of a topic (eg: colours) use at least five different colours.
On a piece of paper, write the word for a colour and colour it (the paper) a different colour from the word you wrote. You should end up with colour words that don't match the colour you have placed on their piece of paper.
How to play:
- Set-up two teams (or however many you want).
- Explain the the students that when you say "word" they must find the card with the colour word you said. If you say "colour" (note: colour is the word colour, this is NOT a substitute for a colour) then a colour (this is where you say a colour) they must go for the colour of the paper (not the word).
- The first student to get the correct card scores a point for their team.
- Play a slap-style game. This is good for one-one. Reveal a card and get the student to say either (or both) "Word colour" and/or "Colour colour (eg: green)"