English grammar for kids: present continuous miming games

how to play

It is a game for 2 teams. The aim of this fun grammar game is for kids to guess present continuous sentences from mimes.

  • Divide the kids into two teams.
  • One team goes first and chooses a team member to do the first mime.
  • He or she comes to the front of the class, draws a task card, asks the class: What am I doing? and then does the mime on the card.
  • The other kids try to understand what he or she is doing, then answer by making a present continuous sentence, for example: You are climbing a tree.
  • The first kid to guess the sentence scores a point for their team. Then, a player from the other team comes to the front of the class and so on.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.


  • Print out task cards. Laminate for future use.
  • Cut out the individual cards, fold them and glue. Learn more how to prepare our cards (pdf). They are double-sided.
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the task cards.

ideas for classroom games

  • Depending on your needs and goals, you can use the playing cards to play different games such as memory, matching or guessing games.
  • You are welcome to add your own ideas. For some suggestions, check out our 22 Flashcards Games handbook (pdf).

Flashcards and posters to teach present continuous.

Fun, challenging activities to practise present continuous.