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.

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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.


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.


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.

Alphabet Telephone

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.

Code Breaker

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.

We Will Rock You

A rhythm game to practice days of the week.

HAWD - How Are What Do

'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.


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