ESL grammar games can be used to facilitate the repeated use of certain target structures, this is vital to the learning and retention of new grammar forms. Grammar games come in many forms, but they all have this single aim at their heart, to repeatedly and accurately use or manipulate language structures to achieve a specific aim.
Grammar Games and Activities by Form
Present continuous activities in this section include a miming game, describing clothing, describing pictures and videos, and asking about activities.
Fun past simple activities to help you teach the past tense. Help your students learn irregular verbs, question formation and past simple time markers with activities which include tic tac toe and a past simple board game.
Using the past continuous to talk about what was happening at specific times and instructions for the popular Alibi activity.
Lots of grammar activities for practising the present perfect in the contexts of unfinished time, life experience and connection to the present.
Activities for practising the present perfect continuous to talk about ongoing activities and for distinguishing since and for
Activities for practising the past perfect including explaining away perplexing predicaments.
Activities for practising future form present continuous, going to and will. Includes making arrangements, talking about travel, making predictions and the popular fortune-telling activity
A few activities for practising the passive voice.
Activities for practising all the conditionals including superstitions, Murphy’s law, regrets, class surveys and complete the sentence.
Activities include pair comparisons and adjective dice games.
Includes the crazy questions activity.
Activities for practising tag questions.
Other Grammar Games & Activities
A printable three-person game in which students compete to join up four suitable answers.
Games of deception promote creativity and are often fun and engaging.
A quick and easy way to review various grammatical structures including irregular verbs, adverbs and verbs which are followed by infinitives or gerunds.
This activity gets students using prepositions of position to copy their classmates’ creations. It’s more than worth the little bit of preparation and gathering of equipment that’s needed beforehand.
If you like these grammar games, make sure to check out our page of vocabulary games for adults too.