There are at least four reasons to use lesson warmers. Click on the heading to take you straight to the section with activity ideas.
Obviously, at the start of term or with a new class we want to create a good atmosphere and encourage rapport.
For example, you're planning to study dependent prepositions. Not very thrilling, eh? Well, with the right warmer, almost any topic can be transformed into something thrilling (or at least made a little more exciting).
Maybe you want to revise some of yesterday's vocabulary or grammar while you wait for latecomers to arrive.
My classroom is freezing in summer (but boiling in winter!). Sometimes you just need to give students energy and warm them up.