Game of the Week -19th July 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Summer is here. Maybe you’ve already started summer classes and you’re running out of activities. This week, Teachers House has chosen one game that can be easily used in classes of all ages and in both large and small groups. Running Turtles! Turtles are not always in a hurry, but even they get to be […]

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Game of the Week – 27th June 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Summer is almost upon us and everyone is either winding down for the holidays or busily preparing for summer camp. This week, Teachers House has chosen one game that can be easily used in classes of all ages and in both large and small groups. Turtles are not always in a hurry, but even they […]

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Games of the Week – 16th June 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes ​We’re changing it up a bit this week. Instead of specially curated books for your classes, we’ve selected games that are easily played in class. Scroll down for different age groups. 0-3 and Preschool A fun, easy way to help children associate numerals, quantity and number words. This game is perfect for association but also […]

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Keep It Simple with These 5 Sticky Ball Alternatives!

Keep It Simple with These 5 Sticky Ball Alternatives!

Reading Time: 3 minutes In our ongoing Sticky Ball Series, Teacher’s House looks at all aspects of toys and props in the classroom, including but not limited to: when to use props, what props to get, and how to use them. This article offers toys that, like the sticky ball, are probably familiar and simple, but can add a […]

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“Getting to Know Each Other” Activities, Part 1

“Getting to Know Each Other” Activities, Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes The following activities are noncompetitive, entertaining, and foster friendships among students. They help children to feel bonded to each other and to their teachers or group leaders. When students feel accepted and that they belong, they are more ready to learn. These activities may be adapted to various age levels and group sizes. At the […]

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How to Play Jenga + Class Ideas

How to Play Jenga + Class Ideas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes simple games are the most elegant. They quickly become classics around the world. So how do you take something like this and put it to good use in your language classroom? First, make sure you know the basics of how to play the game. Now, look at some ways that teachers have gotten creative! […]

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Hungry? Food-Inspired Books & Games to motivate your class!

Reading Time: 2 minutes ​Fall is a time of harvest and feasts and festivals! So here’s a great list of books and games that use food as a theme! We hope you enjoy this YUMMY list!  If you need more help learning how to use these books and games in your class, be sure to check out our WeChat […]

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Best Ways Use Games in any Classroom

Best Ways Use Games in any Classroom

Reading Time: 6 minutes So you’ve bought all these games because you know learning should be fun. And students love it! The problem is they are still speaking lots of Chinese during the games, and parents don’t want you to “waste time” playing when the kids should be learning. Or adult students want to learn from a book, when […]

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9 Board Games for Preschool/Kindergarten

9 Board Games for Preschool/Kindergarten

Reading Time: 6 minutes Love board games? Ready to use them in class? Playing board games with kindergarten and preschool children is an excellent way for them to learn to share and take turns, cooperate with each other, to increase logical thinking skills, and to learn basic math concepts, as well as letters, colors and shapes. What makes a […]

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Adapting DIXIT in Your Classroom

Adapting DIXIT in Your Classroom

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here are some ways you can use Dixit cards in the classroom: 1. Have students choose a card that looks interesting and write/talk about why they like it. Help them by writing up description words or target phrases to use. 2. Choose a few pictures and try to put them all in one story. The […]

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