小学校

In Japan, Elementary School consists of 6 grades with students' ages ranging from about 6 to 12. The frequency and level of English classes might differ a lot from area to area. English will become a full subject for grades 5 and 6 in 2020. Elementary classes usually center on speaking.

Newest activities

Typhoon

Students answer various English questions in hopes to choose a square from a grid and receive points while trying to avoid the evil typhoon squares.

Grabbing Guess

Students guess how many objects you have in your hand or a box.

Make A Face

Students connect numbers to the correct phrases and finally to the appropriate pictures.

'Be' Verb Fruit Basket

Students play the Japanese favorite Fruit Basket game using the verb 'to be'.

Printable alphabet themed wordsearch

Mega wordsearch featuring a whole plethora of words relating to each alphabet letter

Flash colours pairs memory game

*A twist on the classic memory game where you try to find pairs by turning over cards while forgetting what you saw 5 seconds ago...*

Paper Janken

Students practice asking and answering "Which is your favorite, A or B?" (or which do you like?) and play a modified version of janken.

Magical Cards

This is a mathematical card trick that is good for introducing numbers and mystifying your students.

Weather Chat

To complete a weather map of Japan, students interview each other.

Doink

In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.

Flash Card Telepathy Game

I usually use this to practice school subjects and week days

Farm

Students practice saying various animals and colors by placing them on a giant farm.

Oh No! Bingo

A tactical bingo game where bingo is bad. Students practice speaking as well as listening.

First Phonics Lesson

This game gets them to associate letters with word sounds by having students generate English words in various categories that start with specific letters.

Time And Weather

An information gap game where students ask each other the time and weather in different parts of the world.

Band Guess

Students try to guess the name of the band from pictograms.

Listening Race

Students listen to the teacher read Present Tense verb sentences and circle the correct picture.

Oh No! Origami

Students answer questions or get folded.

Character's Clothes

Students see a small part of a character (a piece of clothing or body part). They guess which character the clothing/body part belongs to.

Schedule Tic-Tac-Toe

Using the classic game, kids practice school subjects, days of the week, and using both in the context of a sentence.

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 8
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook. 5
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 4
  • Christmas Quiz and Krampus Attacks Three activities rolled up together. 3
  • Shapely Animals Students draw animals using the shapes they are taught. This is a very easy and basic activity which teaches students to recognize shapes in animals. 2
  • Fiddle Sticks Students draw a stick from a cup and say the English word. The student with the most sticks at the end of the game/ end of the time limit is the winner. 2
  • ABC Snakes And Ladders Alphabet Snakes and Ladders helps students recognize the letters of the Alphabet, review colors, and learn the vocabulary that goes with each letter. 2