Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so I prepared 3 activities for the occasion!
One of them requires no preparation (just little papers) and the other two just to print and cut (and maybe a die).
Now, if you want more activities, feel free to check last years post Valentine’s Day – ESL Lesson
I. Guess who / Find your partner
You need a list of famous couples, just make sure your students know them. Here is mine:
- Michelle Obama + Barack Obama
- Kim Kardashian West + Kanye West
- Shakira + Gerard Pique
- Penelope Cruz + Javier Bardem
- Beyonce + Jay Z
- Victoria Beckham + David Beckham
Now give each of your students a different name from the list. Their objective is to find their famous partner.
Randomly pair students up. Give them one minute each to ask their partner as many questions about their famous self as they want (the original game requires yes/no questions but feel free to use WH ones).
Change the pairs until all the students have talked to each other. Then tell your students to stand next to who they think their famous partner is.
If you want the activity to be longer and add more speaking, tell them to give their reasons why they think one person is their partner. It might also make some students change their mind and create more debate.
To make it more advanced you can add more rules. For instance, tell the students that if someone calls them out on who their famous self is, they are eliminated. The students will have to be more careful with the information they provide and how they form their answers.
II. Relationship Dominoes
This activity is a different version of my Phrasal Dominos 2.0 and it focuses on collocations. Download this document (FREE of course), print it and cut it.
I recommend that you print more than one set if you have bigger groups of students. Roughly a set for 2 to 4 students is usually comfortable.
Tell the students to put the dominoes face down on the table and to randomly take the same amount of dominoes. Then one student places one face up in the middle of the table. The next student places a domino on either side of that one as long as it recreates a correct collocation.
If a student cannot form any collocation they have to pass. The first one out of dominoes wins!
III. Love-Vocabulary Boardgame
Just print and cut the cards in the PDF document down below.
As you can see in the document, there are 4 categories of cards that each represent a different task to do (each one is explained in the document).
I recommend that you put the students in pairs (or groups) for the activity. Each team has to successfully complete each task in order to win. If you have a small group of students you could tell them to do 2 or 3 of each card.
If you want to make it even more fun/challenging, create more cards! Just add some in each category, or have the students add some themselves (great way to check what they know). You could even create a new category or two and include dice. Basically…there´s a million things you can do with this activity.
Keep on learning!