Elementary School

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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.

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.

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.

Hullabaloo

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.

Get it

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

Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game

A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook.

Get it!

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

Four Corners

Inside various squares around the classroom are the 'target vocabulary' words. Students choose a square to stand in and listen to see if it's the English word the teacher calls out.

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.