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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Birthday Present Memory Game

"What do you want for your birthday?" Memory Game

Draw the Object

Students practice drawing pictures based upon the preposition given.

Discovery Chance

Students (in 2-person teams) take their chances to discover their opponents’ hidden spots while they’re using the appropriate target language of the day.

The Speed Game

Students count as fast as possible in this relay race.

Ingurishu

In this match up activity, students try to match katakanized English with their real English spellings/words.

What is this? What is that? Guess the Sound

Play random sounds and have students in groups guess what they are.

Halloween Quizes

These are the 3 choice Halloween quizes I use in junior high and elementary

Forest Creatures

A poster to practice 'How many animals do you see?'

What Time Is It, Mr Wolf?

This game is exactly like the 'Red light, green light' game. Students practice asking the time and listening to the ALT count while trying to make it across the room.

Next Number?

After saying their own number, students decide on, and call out the next number.

Five-by-Five

Teams receive points based upon their ability to answer questions on a 5-by-5 grid.

Power Point for Presentations

A template for kids to use power point in their presentations.

Jump

The ALT says a number and the students must jump that many times.

Dr Doctor

Students play a doctor/patient game, naming the body part where they are hurt, and bandaging it with toilet paper. Works well with teaching about body parts and feelings.

What's In My Pockets?

This game isn't rocket science. Students try to guess the objects in your pockets.

Cut Out Caterpillar

This is a task based activity which practices the days of the week. It involves the students making a picture of a caterpillar by colouring, cutting and gluing the pieces.

J-Style Fast Food

Students practice eating at a Japanese-style fast food restaurant.

What Janken

Students rotate partners, play janken, interview each other and embrace their artistic skills.

Number Slaps

Students practice saying numbers 1 to 13 in a card game.

English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

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