Fun Activities with Conditionals


1. Writing chain stories or even writing chain poems.

If you decide to do the chain poem writing activity, then give them a skeleton

If I drink coffee,

I’ll stay awake tonight

If I stay awake tonight,

I’ll fall asleep in the morning.

And if I fall asleep in the morning,

My teacher will be very angry.


2. Go and Open the Door

This activity was taken from Creative Poetry Writing by Jane Spiro.

3. Prepare conversation cards or even prepare conversation cards on PowerPoint or Google presentation.

4. Prepare 2 different sets of cards. You can use two different colours. One colour for If Clause, one colour for the result clause.

Divide the class into two and play tic-tac-toe or put them in groups and tell them the first group who matches the halves will be the winner.

5. Songs are great for teaching or revising conditionals.

My favorites are:

  • If I were a boy (Beyonce)
  • If I had a Million Dollars (the BarenakedLadies)
  • Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
  • Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
  • Hero (Enrique Iglasias)
  • Count on me (Bruno Mars)
  • California Dreaming (The mamas and Papas) 

6. A great list of fun activities on

7. Ask students to stand up and form a circle. Shout a half conditional sentence, throw the ball to a student and ask him to complete it.

8. Give students scrap paper, preferably used photocopies and tell them to write 5 half conditional sentences on. Then tell them to stand up and play snowball fights. Stop them when you think the fun is enough for them. Tell them to pick the closest snowball, go back to their seats and finish the sentences.

9. You can aslo find some fun activities here. 

10. Tell them to find out some superstitions from a different country and their own country and prepare a quiz or a poster.




11 Comments on Fun Activities with Conditionals

  1. Gordana Popović
    February 17, 2014 at 5:48 am (3 years ago)

    Great activities! Thumbs up!
    I use dominoes for first conditional (a matching exercise).
    I introduce the second conditional with: If I had a million euros, I would… (students complete the sentence).
    As for the songs, my favourite is ‘Change’ by Lisa Stanfield.

    • Eva Buyuksimkesyan
      February 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Gordana and thanks for the song suggestion too

  2. Brionna Brown
    February 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    These activities sound interesting and very interactive! The snowball activity would be my favorite. I am an education major so learning new ideas is very exciting and helpful. I am glad I read this post!

  3. Melvin
    August 16, 2014 at 8:22 am (3 years ago)

    It’s my first time to this site,, and I love it.Really good.

    • Eva Buyuksimkesyan
      August 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm (3 years ago)


  4. Paige
    July 7, 2015 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Excellent ideas! Thanks a lot! Will definitely be putting some of these to use today 🙂

  5. Hang
    July 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the activities! Thumbs up

  6. yamuna
    July 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks. It is really useful to make the lesson more comprehensive and enjoyable.

  7. Sofi
    March 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm (1 year ago)

    Interesting activities.what’ so snowball fights??? Thank you

  8. Eva Buyuksimkesyan
    April 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm (11 months ago)

    sorry that I’m a bit late. snowball fight is a game. You crumple paper and throw it to each other. Itis a great revision game. If you like you can write problems on the papers then play snowball and when the fight finishes, sts open the papers and write advice.


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