Grammino: Basic Verbs

A domino-inspired resource including illustrations and the 25 most basic verbs your A1 and A2 students need to know. This resource comes with several different activities and variants making it flexible and reusable, so you can use it over and over again with your students. Print it once and use it forever! Or use the virtual dominoes that come with the resource for your online classes… Forever! A hundred years!


A domino-inspired basic English verbs activity you can use in class or online with groups or individuals.

Gramminos are domino-inspired games you can use to teach, review, and master various grammar points in English while getting your students to speak and stretch their language abilities. They are designed as a tool to be used regularly with your student as warm-ups, free practice, review, or those last 10 minutes of class you weren’t prepared for!


Target Language

Grammino: Basic Verbs is a collection of the 25 most basic verbs your A1 and A2 students learn early on. There are both affirmative and negative examples of every verb. This Grammino activity allows your students to practice the construction of basic phrases and verb structures while reviewing vocabulary. The resource comes with instructions for several different activities and variants which allows for flexible use of these gramminos.



A1 and A2!



  • a PDF with teacher instructions for all activities and variants along with 136 illustrated dominoes;
  • Powerpoint file that gives you another way to use this resource in class or online;
  • a folder with virtual dominoes that can be used with any interactive or online whiteboard software.


Please note: To use the Powerpoint file as intended, be sure to accept the use of macros when prompted by Powerpoint. This way, a random domino will be displayed on the screen each time.

Look out for more activities like this one. Today it’s a basic English verbs activity, tomorrow it’s conditionals! Did you somehow forget how to play dominoes? Here’s a link to the rules, just in case. Do you also teach FLE? If so, here is a link to the original activity in French as Les Zexperts FLE


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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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