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.

All activities
Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game

The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals

Teacher Can You~?

Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.

Hi Friends 2! Lesson 6 What Time Do You Get Up

A board game to practice telling the time and saying parts of their daily routine.

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.

Super Mario Christmas Blast

A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant.

Karuta Collection

A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards.

Flashcards Collection

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

Plural noun spelling category guessing

Students try to intuit why some words in English end their plural form with -es.


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.

Liar Liar

Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.

Job Fair Janken

Students carry around cards with various jobs on them and try to create a full set using Janken and, of course, English.


Students touch target vocabulary cards that match categories the ALT calls out. The group standing on the exact card the ALT calls out is the winner of that round!

Hot Potato

Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.

Inside Outside Circles

Students practice answering and asking questions while moving around in circles to music.

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.

Code Breakers

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

Honeycomb Bees

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