If you want to get shy students communicating in English, sometimes the best thing is to get them comfortable. So you put them in pairs, and you do something fun in English with their partner. That’s where these free printable board games work best.
The purpose of the “Shout It” board game is to get your partner to say the word on the card. But the only rule is that you can’t say the actual word.
In this pairs activity, students practice giving maze directions. While one student closes their eyes with a pencil in hand, the other student gives directions out of the maze.
In pairs, players take turns writing X and O in these blank and printable tic tac toe sheets. The purpose of tic-tac-toe is to get 3 in a row in the vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions.
In this following directions worksheet, one student wears a blindfold so they can’t see anything. Students in class help the blindfolded student around an obstacle course.
Snakes and Ladders requires a dice and this nifty game board. Ladders take you up, but snakes pull you down. Make it all the way to the top and win.