This ESL Game is called, “Change Seat if…”
And instead of always saying, “Change Seats if…” you could also say, “Switch Seats if,” or “Trade seats if…”
This ESL Game can be used as a warm up activity, at the end of the class; so that your students go home with a smile on their faces; or you can play this game when you want to notice your students focus fading.
To play this all you have to say is, “Change Seats if…”
– you have black hair!
– you have a sister!
– you like to eat hamburgers!
– you are sitting beside a boy!
– your favorite color is red!
– you like to do homework!
– you don’t like to do homework!
You can basically say anything after you say, “Trade Seats if…” and if whatever you said is true about any student in the class ~ they must “Switch Seats” with one of the other students who also has to switch his/her seat.
Also, if you are teaching younger students you should use vocabulary that has already been taught.
And if you are teaching more advanced students you should try to use vocabulary or subjects which they have knowledge about.
This is one of the best ESL Games to play with your class and every student will really be happy to play it; and while you are playing this game you are also improving the students listening skills.
So try this game out next time that you are in the ESL classroom!