Past Simple

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He visited Kyoto last month.

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Jeopardy Unit Review

Jeopardy game show style PowerPoint to review multiple grammar and vocabulary from different lessons in various question format. Best used to review before a unit test.

My Breakfast

Adapted from Roger Parker's "My Breakfast" on Englipedia, this is a simple worksheet to review simple past tense using what the student ate for breakfast today.

Past Tense Sentences Snakes and Ladders

Play "snakes and ladders" while making sentences using past tense

Past Simple Mystery Game "Who Dunnit"

A "Who Dunnit" game where the class are detectives and interview five students to solve a mystery

Humpty Dumpty Game

A pick the verb quiz and a writing game for simple past irregular verbs.

Magic Quiz

A family feud style quiz game

Past Tense Dice Game

This is a board/dice game that practices the irregular and regular past tense verbs. Students make one sentence each time they land on a square.

Past Tense Points

Students get into groups and try to come up with past tense sentences that will give them the most points.

Eraser Get

This is a quick and easy vocab review 'game' for 1st grade past tense verbs. Ideal for a quick review before doing a writing exercise.

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword

Winter Break Bingo

Students ask each other if they did different activities over Winter Break. If the answer is "yes," they sign their names under the activity. The first student to have a Bingo wins.

What's Popular?

Students interview their friends on what they enjoyed doing last night, write down their answers, and decide what activity is the most popular in their class.

Takuya Kimuras Best Friend

Students learn the usage of the past tense while investigating a Japanese musician from SMAP, Takuya Kimura.

Kakokei Karuta

"Kakokei" is Japanese for past tense. Students listen to the teacher read a sentence and slap the correct 'verb card'.

"Did you" Bingo

Here are 32 different versions of a bingo sheet to use for reviewing, "Did you ---? Yes, I did. No, I didn't."


A short small talk boardgame to practice simple past sentences and reactions.

Ichiro Activity

A short reading comprehension activity about Ichiro.

English Conversation Board Game

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

Shopping Yesterday

Students read a short passage and answer the Past Tense questions.

Sentence Making Relay

Students try to make passive sentences from sheets over paper located on the walls of the classroom.

Crazy Diary Entry

A writing activity that lets students make a crazy diary entry. Student then read their diary entry to the class for lots of fun.

Summer Festival Quiz / Under the Sea Race

Almost Mario Style Race and Summer Festival Quiz

Crazy Story

Students fill in a form then insert the info into a template to create a crazy story, then have a go at writing their own.

Did The ALT...?

Students ask the ALT questions using 'did' questions: "Did you eat breakfast yesterday?" Points are recieved for 'yes' responses.

My English Diary

This diary gives students an opportunity to write in English freely.

Tsum Tsum My Summer Vacation

Materials for Elementary School 'You Can' My Summer Vacation Lesson

My Golden Week was ~~

A worksheet to accommodate the 2nd year Power-Up 1 activity in the Sunshine textbooks.

Back To The Future

Lets students review simple past tense whilst introducing simple future tense.

Weekend Diary

Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.

Small Talk

A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students


This is a modified Snakes and Ladders game to review grammar points for JHS first grade (in this version, VERB TENSES). Can be played with individual players or in groups.

Story Cards

Pairs of students listen to teacher read a bad and crazy fairytale. If they match, they win!


A group power point game good for reviewing many lesson points.

Snoopy's Busy Month

Students read sentences and change the verb in parentheses to the past tense form.

Uno Like Card Games

A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish

Matching Animals Memory Game

Students make sentences using the pictures on the cards to try and match the hidden animals.


Great flexible card game


A simple activity useful for communicating and reviewing target language.


Another territorial battle game. Like Robots attacking the world it is meant for longer or more advanced questions.


Simple 'YES' or 'NO' interview activity. Its mean for practicing 'Did you' questions and negative past tense writing.

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