Thailand Details - Aerobics Mural at Samitivej Sriracha Hospital - Sriracha, Thailand by Marshall Astor is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Charades is a great way to review vocabulary, but before I have students do charades I like to do this "warm up" activity to review the words and what actions are associated with them. All I do is turn on some techno music (no words), have the students step in place, and repeat after me as I call out the words and make the actions. It's a great activity for a Monday to break everyone out of "weekend mode." This can be done with just about any topic that lends itself to charades. Most of the students find this activity to be silly, but in a good way!