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

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.

Dot-to-Dot

Students listen to the teacher call out random numbers between 1-20 or 1-100 to complete dot-to-dot handout(s).

Yamanote Line

Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.

Body Discovery

A row race where students attempt to fill in as many body parts on a stick figure, within five minutes, as possible.

Broom Ball

Students play imaginary baseball in the classroom without using bats, balls, or bases.

Thumb War

Students practice numbers 1-10 or 10-100 using Thumb War.

Original Juice

Students decide on a recipe, then go shopping for ingredients to make their very own Original Juice.

Luck Time

A dice game practicing time and numbers.

Rockets

Students race to rebuild their rockets by correctly answering the AET's questions.

Famous Intros

Students match a famous person with the thing the famous person likes.

Haunted House Making

A fun activity for practicing Halloween vocabulary.

Country Race

Students race to find the spellings of each country and report it to their partner.

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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Animals from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world. 2
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 2