Count the Room: The fun way to learn numbers in English!



There are many activities that can be done in the ESL classroom to help students understand and learn the concept of counting. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Have students count the number of students in the room. This can be done by having them stand up and count off, or by having them count in their heads and then share the answer with the class. Have students count the number of objects in the room. This can be done by having students count the number of chairs, desks, or books in the room.

More ideas:

  • Hang large strips of paper around the room with different prompts on each one.
  • Give students a list of the prompts and have them move around the room to find the corresponding piece of paper.
  • Write the prompts on the board and have students find the corresponding papers around the room.
  • Put the prompts in a jar and have students draw one and then find the corresponding paper around the room.

There are also a number of ways to use the "Count the room" task cards activity in an ESL classroom. This activity can be used as a way to review numbers and counting, or it can be used as a way to practice following directions. Additionally, this activity can be used as a way to review vocabulary words related to numbers and counting.


How to use Count the Room Task Cards:


Hang the cards around the room with different pictures and words written on them.
Give each student a clipboard and a piece of paper. Students walk around the room and write down all the words they can find.
For a game, have students race to see who can find and write all the words first.
Make it a competition between teams.
When they're finished, have them share with a partner what they found and then as a class go over the words that were hardest to find or that no one found.



Providing a variety of activities to count the room in the ESL classroom can be very helpful in engaging students and fostering a love of learning. It is important to incorporate a variety of activities to keep students interested and excited about learning. By using a variety of activities, students will be able to learn more effectively and be more likely to remember the material. Thanks for reading and I hope you found these ideas helpful!


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