Problem Solving

Skills Development

Develops students' problem-solving skills.

Recent activities
Where's the basketball?

A spin-off of the classic game "Guess Who". There are 16 different rooms. The students have to figure out which room their partner chose by asking "where is/are" questions.

Could you tell me how to get to Fukuoka Airport?

This Ppt/worksheet is for the Year 3 Sunshine textbook for giving directions, although it could probably be modified for other textbooks.

Candy Jar Quiz (how many)

(social-distancing-friendly) Students compete to correctly guess how many pieces of candy are in a jar using a PowerPoint.

How many times have you...?

students have to guess how many times i completed an activity

Who is he/who is she?

Students have to guess who the person is based on hints given .

CROSSWORD Past Participle

This is a good 3rd Grade JHS warm up activity without the pressure of learning the grammar target of 3rd Grade Lesson 1 English lesson.

Past Simple Mystery Game "Who Dunnit"

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

What is ~~ doing? Worksheet for "Park Life"

A worksheet to accommodate UonumaRobert's Park Life poster, which has a picture of people doing a variety of things at a park.

Printable alphabet themed wordsearch

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

How To Get Around School

This lesson should be used as a review activity AFTER the students already know how to ask and express directions.

Bus Directions

Students work at a hotel front desk giving "customers" written directions to various sites around the city using a bus route map. (Review of New Crown 2 & 3 We're Talking 1)

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus SONG ACTIVITY

A fun Christmas activity for listening, reading, and writing. San-nensei.

Kidnap

A game to get the students to practice the four parts of learning (reading, writing, talking and listening) while trying to find out who kidnapped Miki Ando.

"Does he/she" Guess-the-character Game

Students compete to guess as many characters as they can by asking "Does (pronoun) (verb + object)?" questions. This uses the characters in the Sunshine textbooks.

The Ogasawara Islands - Word search

This is a word search using the story about The Ogasawara Islands

Preppy Shapes

A fun point-based competition between groups aimed at reviewing the students' knowledge of shapes and prepositions.

World Weird Festivals

This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.

Fountain Of Youth

In teams, students try to piece a story together.

Neighborhood Race

Blindfolded kids are guided by their teammates through a map to find a place. This game uses the directions: right, left, up, down, back and stop.

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."

Day At The Zoo

This is a classic logic puzzle. The students must read and understand the relative pronoun sentences in order to solve the puzzle.

Mr. Bump

Blindfolded students are guided through an obstacle course while listening to their partner's directions to avoid 'dangerous' desks.

Land Of The Blind

Students work in pair teams; one blindfolded while the other issues commands to move around the room and avoid getting caught by the Oni (Devil) team.

The Sleeping Game

Students work together to put sentences in the right order.

Who kidnapped Miki Ando?

Students translate Perfect Present sentences from Japanese to English in order to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Miki Ando.

Christmas Blast Power Point Game

This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level.

New Horizon 2, page 78 "Which bus goes to...?"

A pair activity that allows students to practice giving directions in a real world situation.

I'm looking for the... New Horizons 1, page 100

A pair activity that allows students to practice speaking to their partners in a real world situation.

Karuta Collection

A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards.

Halloween Jeopardy

Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries.

Collaborative review of New Crown 1

This is a review of the first 40 pages of NC1. A collaborative lesson where all members of each group have a role. Students need to work together to complete the task.

Code Breakers

ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word.

Are you Anpannman?

This is a simple game in which the students become a member of the Sazae-san family. The goal of the game is find the other characters and make Sazae-san's family.

Are you From DokoDoko?

Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.

ABC Dominoes

A simple ABC game where students match upper/lowercase domino letters.

Get it

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

Flashcard Police

An engaging strategy for practicing tedious memorization. As an alternative to the “read-and-repeat”, it works best with younger students but can be altered for older students.

Drawing Dash

You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?


Top 5 activities
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word.
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level.
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.
  • World Weird Festivals This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.
  • Candy Jar Quiz (how many) (social-distancing-friendly) Students compete to correctly guess how many pieces of candy are in a jar using a PowerPoint.
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