Here are four PowerPoint games that are free to download on Zoom courtesy of Twinkl. These PowerPoint games for class are easy to incorporate into a lesson.
What is Twinkl?
Twinkl is a website that offers resources to teachers. They charge a small fee for their premium resources, but also offer free PowerPoint-based games to help teachers.
In this article I discuss four of these useful PPTs from Twinkl:
English Conversation Maze PowerPoint
The first game is the editable Questions Maze. Teachers can either use the questions already provided in the game, or can add your own vocabulary.
For example, let’s start it with the question: “What’s your name?” “My name is Georgina.” “How old are you?” “I’m ten.” “Where are you from?” “My favorite color is red.” “No, wrong!” So, the player reached a dead end and must go all the way back to the start. “What’s your name? “I’m fine thanks.” “No, wrong again. Another dead end!”
So, the teacher encourages the students to find their way to the end of the maze. It’s a lot of fun. The best part is when you edit it and add your own questions and answers, incorporating vocabulary and grammar from your lessons.
The editable Questions Maze can be downloaded from the following link:
Next is Tic-Tac-Toe. This too is a free PPT teachers can download from the Twinkle website. Just go in on their website and see how you can actually play various versions of this game with your students.
For example, it says choose nine words and questions that you’d like to practice with your students. You can write vocabulary as a clue, add a picture or some hint for the students to get to the answer.
Divide the students into two teams; one team will be naught and the other team will be crosses. They then try to answer these questions until they get three in a row, when you may restart this very useful PPT that can be used for many games.
Reveal the Picture game PowerPoint
The next game is Reveal the Picture. Open the link to this PPT and click on the colored boxes to reveal a picture underneath. The students must then discuss and suggest what the people are doing in the picture. Click on the block to reveal the answer. Continue from one to the next of these colored squares to see how many until the students have correctly guessed.
This game provides much fun for especially younger learners. As the teacher, you can edit the PPT. Add your own pictures and edit the answers with vocabulary and phrases the students are learning.
Randomizer Wheel for class
A free randomizer wheel (randomiser wheel – British) is very useful to ensure that students know that the teacher is fair in selecting names to answer questions. You can change the names for each class. Make sure that all students get a chance to answer. Start and stop the randomizer again if the same student got selected repeatedly.
These free PPTs games by Twinkle are really useful, which is why the links are provided. See this link to another PPT to use for speaking challenges.
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