Elementary School

School Level

Aimed at elementary school students.

Recent activities
Keyword Game - Social Distancing

This is a variation of the eraser grabbing keyword game commonly played throughout Japanese schools! Its a simple variation with no prep!

Let's Try One Lesson Five Vocabulary Practice

This is a powerpoint to help practice the vocabulary for this lesson. Useful for keyword game and teacher three choice quiz.

Stuff on a Desk

A picture for practicing 'how many' and stationery.

Bomb

Bomb activity to practice any Yes / No question type grammar points.

Let's Try Lesson Four Color Practice

A powerpoint to help do the first lesson of this unit.

Gimme Gimme

An activity that has students running around to give you the item you ask for while practicing "This is / That is" and "Here you are."

SasadangoMan

Alternative Hangman activity

Let's Try What Time!

Powerpoint activities for let's try 2 lesson 4. Focus on teaching the vocabulary such as 'Wake-up time'

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.

Introductory Name card

Name card helpful for students and teachers as well

Crumpled Up Fun

This works very well for reviewing WH-questions. The students have a chance to talk to everyone in the classroom by asking and answering questions.

Time Maze

This activity combines the directions lesson with the time lesson, using a maze. Students have to try and acquire as many clocks as they can in a limited period of time.

Safe Zone

Players try to escape to the safe areas before they are tagged.

Phonics Worksheets

Students use simple phonics to read and match words to pictures.

Star Get Feelings

A powerpoint game to review feelings for Let's Try 1 Lesson 2

Cha Cha Slide

Fun class to practice various action words

Let's Try Weather and Play POINTS GET GAME

A 5 x 5 style game for Let's Try 2 Lesson 2.

Touch Command

Students play Janken and touch the body part listed on the card.

Daytona

Students race to see how fast they can introduce themselves to each other.

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.

Name card

Practice writing name and saying "Hello. My name is ~ . What’s your name?”

Mario Phonics Review B and V

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

Typhoon

Students answer various English questions in hopes to choose a square from a grid and receive points while trying to avoid the evil typhoon squares.

Grabbing Guess

Students guess how many objects you have in your hand or a box.

Make A Face

Students connect numbers to the correct phrases and finally to the appropriate pictures.

'Be' Verb Fruit Basket

Students play the Japanese favorite Fruit Basket game using the verb 'to be'.

Printable alphabet themed wordsearch

A set of wordsearches with a list of words relating to each letter of the alphabet (work in progress)

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...)*

Paper Janken

Students practice asking and answering "Which is your favorite, A or B?" (or which do you like?) and play a modified version of janken.

Magical Cards

This is a mathematical card trick that is good for introducing numbers and mystifying your students.

Weather Chat

To complete a weather map of Japan, students interview each other.

Doink

In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.

Flash Card Telepathy Game

I usually use this to practice school subjects and week days

Farm

Students practice saying various animals and colors by placing them on a giant farm.

Oh No! Bingo

A tactical bingo game where bingo is bad. Students practice speaking as well as listening.

First Phonics Lesson

This game gets them to associate letters with word sounds by having students generate English words in various categories that start with specific letters.

Time And Weather

An information gap game where students ask each other the time and weather in different parts of the world.

Band Guess

Students try to guess the name of the band from pictograms.


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