Day one usually begins with a short introduction lesson. I also assign nicknames to the students (it makes it easier for me to remember). To keep the atmosphere light I play a game of pictionary or charades and I dish out candy. Fortunately we only have to be at school for 3 hours so by the end of it the students are "hypnotized" into believing that the rest of the 2 weeks are going to be just as much fun. And they are not wrong.
I try to theme each day and do activities related to that theme. For example:
Monday: Welcome party
· Getting to know each other
Tuesday: All about summer
- Summer games
Wednesday: Detectives for a day
· What are detectives?
· What do they do?
· Solving mini mysteries
Thursday: Around the world in 3 hours
· A look at different countries and their culture, food, clothing etc.
Friday: Going to the movies
· How we buy tickets
· Movie genres
· Watch a movie and complete a set of activities related to the movie.
Vacations are for having fun so have fun with your lessons and make the students eager to come back everyday. By the end of the vacation classes they will be sad that it's over.
Happy teaching :)