Elementary School

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

Keyword Game - Social Distancing

This is a variation of the eraser grabbing keyword game commonly played throughout Japanese schools! Its a simple variation with no prep!

Let's Try One Lesson Five Vocabulary Practice

This is a powerpoint to help practice the vocabulary for this lesson. Useful for keyword game and teacher three choice quiz.

Stuff on a Desk

A picture for practicing 'how many' and stationery.

Bomb

Bomb activity to practice any Yes / No question type grammar points.

Let's Try Lesson Four Color Practice

A powerpoint to help do the first lesson of this unit.

Gimme Gimme

An activity that has students running around to give you the item you ask for while practicing "This is / That is" and "Here you are."

SasadangoMan

Alternative Hangman activity

Let's Try What Time!

Powerpoint activities for let's try 2 lesson 4. Focus on teaching the vocabulary such as 'Wake-up time'

Stereo Game/ Shotoku Taishi

Group of kids speak/yell their target vocabulary while the rest of the class listens to them. The rest of the class must individually pick out who said what.

Yo Yes

A story about two people becoming friends.

Goodnight Gorilla

A story about a Gorilla freeing animals in the zoo.

Introductory Name card

Name card helpful for students and teachers as well

Crumpled Up Fun

This works very well for reviewing WH-questions. The students have a chance to talk to everyone in the classroom by asking and answering questions.

Time Maze

This activity combines the directions lesson with the time lesson, using a maze. Students have to try and acquire as many clocks as they can in a limited period of time.

Safe Zone

Players try to escape to the safe areas before they are tagged.

Phonics Worksheets

Students use simple phonics to read and match words to pictures.

Star Get Feelings

A powerpoint game to review feelings for Let's Try 1 Lesson 2

Cha Cha Slide

Fun class to practice various action words

Let's Try Weather and Play POINTS GET GAME

A 5 x 5 style game for Let's Try 2 Lesson 2.

Touch Command

Students play Janken and touch the body part listed on the card.

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities