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.
Students listen to the teacher read Present Tense verb sentences and circle the correct picture.
Students answer questions or get folded.
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.
Using the classic game, kids practice school subjects, days of the week, and using both in the context of a sentence.
Students listen to the teacher call out random numbers between 1-20 or 1-100 to complete dot-to-dot handout(s).
Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.
A row race where students attempt to fill in as many body parts on a stick figure, within five minutes, as possible.
Students play imaginary baseball in the classroom without using bats, balls, or bases.
Students practice numbers 1-10 or 10-100 using Thumb War.
Students decide on a recipe, then go shopping for ingredients to make their very own Original Juice.
A dice game practicing time and numbers.
Students race to rebuild their rockets by correctly answering the AET's questions.
Students match a famous person with the thing the famous person likes.
A fun activity for practicing Halloween vocabulary.
Students race to find the spellings of each country and report it to their partner.
A variation on Telephone to practice writing the alphabet.
'Haetataki' means 'fly-swatter' in Japanese. This is a competitive game that forces students to listen carefully while practicing both telling time and numbers in general.
Students listen to the ALT and use a code to convert numbers to letters. Then they have to compete to guess what word the letters spell.
A rhythm game to practice days of the week.
'HAWD' stands for "How Are What Do". Students take turns asking each other a variety of questions to get four-in-a-row on the blackboard grid, and score points for their team.