"I spy with my little eye something beginning with B." said the little boy to his sister while I was sunbathing on holiday by the pool, "It's blue and it's behind the sun-lounger... no... next to mum's sunglasses... no... between her hat and the suntan lotion... yes, it's her Book!! Good girl! Now it's your turn...". My eyes shot open! WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO REVISE VOCABULARY AND PREPOSITIONS!! I suddenly realised how SIMPLE CHILDREN'S GAMES can be used in the classroom FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING. I racked my brain for other long-forgotten childhood games but momentarily could come up with nothing useful except NURSERY RHYMES which I never use enough: irregular verbs in the past & present perfect, the future, vocabulary, phrasal verbs... children love acting them out and they are so easy to remember and repeat with their rhyming words - the definitely PROMOTE FLUENCY!
I would welcome any other simple games you would like to suggest to me!
Looking forward to hearing any of your ideas!