ESL Activities for Kids and Adults

View our compilation of ESL activities for kids and adults.

Most activities can be the primary focus for what you plan to teach your students. In addition, you could adapt many of the exercises as warm-up activities or as extensions to a lesson.

Improve Core Skills in English

The activities are divided into four main categories for developing core skills in English, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

We have also added a collection of interactive vocabulary games.

Do you want to make your classes more fun and engaging?

Try our ESL board game activities based on popular TV game shows and classic board games. Most activities are suitable for all ages and levels.

Do you want to teach your students idioms and phrases?

Check out our new searchable list of English idioms and phrases.

You can view the meanings and examples of many common expressions. Customize your own list and print it out to use in your classes.

ESL Activities for Kids and Adults

ESL Activities for Developing Core Skills

ESL Listening Activities
ESL Speaking Activities
ESL Reading Activities
ESL Writing Activities

Interactive ESL Activities and Games

ESL Vocabulary Games
ESL Board Games

English Idioms and Phrases

Recommended Activities for Ice Breakers

ESL Ice Breakers for Kids and Adults

Browse Activities by Student Age Group

ESL Activities for Kids
ESL Activities for Adults

Browse Activities by Student Level

ESL Activities for Beginner Students
ESL Activities for Intermediate Students
ESL Activities for Advanced Students

New ESL Activities and Games

ESL Activities for Kids and Adults on YouTube

View our official playlist of ESL activities and games on YouTube.

The channel also features other recommended ESL and EFL resources for teaching English abroad.

ESL Expat Store

Purchase updated PDF versions of our ESL activities and games from our online store.

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