Pre-kindergarten or Kindergarten

School Level

Aimed at students who have not started Elementary School yet.

Recent activities
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.

Mario Phonics Review B and V

Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme.

Flash colours pairs memory game

*A twist on the classic memory game where you try to find matching pairs (and forgetting them 5 seconds later...)*

Shaped Animals

Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.

Next Number?

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

Jump

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

Simon Says

A game in which students perform actions according to the teacher's commands, but only if the command is followed by the phrase, "Simon says."

Go Fish

Students walk around playing Janken and asking for target vocabulary cards.

Printable playing cards

If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead!

Who am I? Quiz

A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."

Dicey Months

Two teams line up side by side and call out the month corresponding to the numbers on the dice.

Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z)

A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.

Do Freeze

Students walk around and suddenly 'freeze' when the music stops.

Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity)

This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.

STORY TIME

Three powerpoint stories for very young classes

Animals Go Whacko

Students learn animal names, movements, and sounds through this educational and fun tag game. This is a slight variation of the 'Safe Zone' game.

Flashcards Collection

16 word files separated by categories with many flashcards ready to be printed.

Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.

Karuta: Alternative

Different ways of playing karuta games

Karuta: Can Convo

Different ways of playing karuta games

Simple Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.

Land of the Blind

Students work in pairs; one blindfolded while the other one issues directions. They must move around the room to avoid being caught by the Oni team.

Honeycomb Bees

Students compete against each other to name the flashcards and try to link their bees together.

Get it

Students listen for their card to be called and rush to collect toys.

Fiddle Sticks

Students draw a stick from a cup and say the English word. The student with the most sticks at the end of the game/ end of the time limit is the winner.


Top 5 activities
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
  • Mario Phonics Review B and V Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme.
  • Flash colours pairs memory game *A twist on the classic memory game where you try to find matching pairs (and forgetting them 5 seconds later...)*
  • Fiddle Sticks Students draw a stick from a cup and say the English word. The student with the most sticks at the end of the game/ end of the time limit is the winner.
  • Who am I? Quiz A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."
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