Category Archives: Games

PowerPuff Yourself


This one is Sandra’s fault. ūüôā ¬†Sandra¬†is, by the way, notorious for finding websites that the kids love¬†ad nauseam.

This is a great site for beginners, especially those who believe they are too old for Starfall’s Who Am I? ¬†It’s the same idea: build a person with features and clothes. ¬†You can add accessories and backgrounds, too.

Got older teenagers or adults who need to practice this vocabulary? ¬†Try having them PowerPuff a famous actor, musician or athlete. (Can Lady Gaga be PowerPuffed?) ¬†After they’ve created their perfect character, feel free to help them write a story about person.


Tower Blaster Game


Tower Blaster

A game from Sandra.  Good for older students, Levels 3 and 4 (or precocious Level 2s), and those with an affinity for physics.

Sandra says, “It can work (with extra help) with younger students, but it is best with older students who can grasp the game mechanics. They can really get into it! It helps them with their numbers, and orders. I think it’s different from the usual games, so it adds some variety. ¬†I just do the first level with them, and it can take anywhere from 4-10 minutes (depends on the game/students)!”

For those of you who (like me) are slightly traumatised by the numbers and wish to sneak in a bit of history, Murder is Everywhere has a good blog–though it’s at Level 5, so you’ll have to summarise for the students.